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View Poll Results: Which city would be most ideal for me?
Tucson (U of A) 2 11.11%
Los Angeles (Keck School of Med) 1 5.56%
Sacramento (UC-Davis) 2 11.11%
Denver/Aurora (U of CO) 0 0%
Gainesville (U of F) 0 0%
Tampa (USF) 1 5.56%
Miami (U of Miami) 3 16.67%
Albuquerque (U of NM) 1 5.56%
Portland (Oregon Health and Sciences) 2 11.11%
Charleston (Med. U of SC) 0 0%
Houston (Baylor/Methodist/UT) 5 27.78%
Lubbock (Texas Tech) 0 0%
San Antonio (UT Health Sciences) 1 5.56%
Temple (Texas A&M) 0 0%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-28-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I already tried to get him to focus on Boston & Houston. But he doesn't prefer the weather of Boston. Plus it wasn't even one of his school choices, which I don't understand why.
Everyone says Boston for medicine + Indian people. But like the poster below said, I don't want to go to Boston for its cold weather! Cold dreary weather is depressing...that is why I am not too keen on Portland/Seattle.

Another program is University of New Mexico - Albuquerque!

The only bad thing is that it is in Albuquerque! I don't know much about the town...but the outdoor hiking is supposed to be great and the weather...temperate..

Any ideas/comments?
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Everyone says Boston for medicine + Indian people. But like the poster below said, I don't want to go to Boston for its cold weather! Cold dreary weather is depressing...that is why I am not too keen on Portland/Seattle.

Another program is University of New Mexico - Albuquerque!

The only bad thing is that it is in Albuquerque! I don't know much about the town...but the outdoor hiking is supposed to be great and the weather...temperate..

Any ideas/comments?
Albuquerque & Tucson are beautiful. In my opinion, they literally are. And yes you can go hiking, I saw the scenery of Albuquerque but never been hiking there before but I have been hiking in Tucson & Phoenix. So it's similar, and yes it's a good experience.

But both Albuquerque and Tucson have a relatively tiny Indian population. Out of your choices a few posts ago, Miami & Houston are the largest cities. Houston has the Indian people, Miami does too but smaller amount. Miami is perfect for nightlife and clubbing and beach life to the max, Houston for good living options, diverse crowd of people, bigger city with larger job markets, easier on taxes and better for schooling. Medicine has a strong presence in Houston, it is by 2012 supposed to become the largest employer.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Default Fair assessment?

Thanks for all the awesome comments!

So I have boiled it down further I believe!
UA - Tucson
UF - Gainesville
USF - Tampa
UMiami - Miami
UNM - Albuquerque
UT - Houston
UT - San Antonio

I was going to rank these on my criteria:

- University/med school/primary teaching hospital = All make the cut!

- Warm weather/mild winter = All make the cut! Except ABQ which probably has
milder weather (which I am so OK with)

- Decent Size = Houston and Tampa are #1

- Indian girls = Houston most likely has the biggest potential

- Geography = USF/beach, UA/mountains and desert, ABQ/mountains and desert


I have a fascination with the west coast (though I have never been) and I feel like I will be able to make it to the west coast easier if I lived in Tucson.


Of course, I will need to be accepted for interviews at all these universities and matching into the residency is another story....but it would be nice to think about these things in advance.

Such a hard decision!!!
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