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Life at Howard... as a med student Posted on 06-21-2007
mayade

Hello every1 and thanks a great deal for thos forum, I've learnt so more from it than the HU website. Well. I got into HU medical school and am considering attending next month, as it is my first choice right now. There's a lot I don't know about the school though. Where do most students live, on campus? off campus? Howard Towers? especially medical students. Also, what costs could you associate with life in Howard, how's the life generally and I suppose that's not something I'd be getting too involved in as a med student, but I'm human and gotta have a life. Any current med students please contribute as well. I suppose you don't need a car in DC (I live in phoenix, AZ so I am addicted to my car). Also, I am originally from Nigeria (which in most peoples opinions, is the most important and populous black nation) so it will be cool if there's a vibrant international presence there as well as I suppose there is. What about stuff like food, living conditions, weekend and other leisure activities? I'm sure I'd get accustomed to the place once I settle in as I am pretty adaptive but I don't want to make early mistakes. Whatever else you think a newbie like myself to DC and HU may need to know will be appreciated, so thanks for your replies in advance and God bless the black race and all.
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theTRUTH replied on 06-22-2007 01:52AM [Reply]
mayade wrote:
Hello every1 and thanks a great deal for thos forum, I've learnt so more from it than the HU website. Well. I got into HU medical school and am considering attending next month, as it is my first choice right now. There's a lot I don't know about the school though. Where do most students live, on campus? off campus? Howard Towers? especially medical students. Also, what costs could you associate with life in Howard, how's the life generally and I suppose that's not something I'd be getting too involved in as a med student, but I'm human and gotta have a life. Any current med students please contribute as well. I suppose you don't need a car in DC (I live in phoenix, AZ so I am addicted to my car). Also, I am originally from Nigeria (which in most peoples opinions, is the most important and populous black nation) so it will be cool if there's a vibrant international presence there as well as I suppose there is. What about stuff like food, living conditions, weekend and other leisure activities? I'm sure I'd get accustomed to the place once I settle in as I am pretty adaptive but I don't want to make early mistakes. Whatever else you think a newbie like myself to DC and HU may need to know will be appreciated, so thanks for your replies in advance and God bless the black race and all.
I'm not a med student but I'll do my best to answer all your other inquiries: -Most undergraduate students live on campus and so do most of the med students. A lot of med school students live in the East Towers, mainly because it's right across the street. -As far as cost, that varies based on the person, his/her needs and lifestyle. In undergrad I think I spent a couple hundred per year on transportation, outside/take-out food, clothes, toiletries and other miscellaneous things. -Life at Howard is great; it's like no other place on Earth. I dont know how much free time you will have because I RARELY hear of or see med students being out and about on campus. However, there is an African Student Association (ASA) available if you are interested. They do a lot of things: fashion shows, parties, etc. -As far as your automobile is concerned, you wont NEED it but it is nice to have around every now and then. The Metro goes everywhere that is worth going to so you will be fine riding that. -Food is good and there are many options. The main Cafe is mostly for undergrads. There is a Puch-Out in the Student Center that has Chik-fil-A and other fast foods. And there is a Restaurant in Blackburn also that serves more balanced meals like baked chicken, fish, vegetables and salads. Jasmines is available in the School of Business, the A-Building and the Mudd Building. Starbucks, McDonald's, Subway and Five Guys are also on campus. -Living conditions are cool. You'll most likely be in the East Towers so you have nothing to worry about. -There are too many leisure activities to name, lol. Whatever you like to do in your free time you are guaranteed to be able to do it in Washington, DC. I hope I answered all of your questions. Welcome to Howard University and good luck!
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mayade replied on 06-26-2007 09:44AM [Reply]
hey theTruth thanks for spitting some truth for me men, it was much appreciated. I'd heed ur words.
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