Columbia ETP vs. Yale GEPN for psych? - page 2
by WilliamsRower 4,375 Views | 13 Comments
I have posted this question before but I may have posted it in the wrong place and didn't get too many responses (not the grad school forum?) so I'm trying once again. I'm currently awaiting decisions from Columbia, Yale and... Read More
- 0Feb 2, '13 by sofia2006Hello everyone
I am an RN also looking to apply to the psych program at columbia and yale and would love any updates from the people that posted here a year ago. please let me know which schools you chose? are you happy with your choices and what would you do differently if you had to do it all over again?
- 1Feb 3, '13 by WilliamsRowerHi Sophia2006. I left the Columbia program after a semester to go to medical school so I am not the best person to ask. You are already an RN so you are in a different position, because most people feel that the ETP portion of Columbia is the worst part in terms of curriculum, organization, etc. I think that there is a good answer on this thread from a previous student about her experience in columbia's psych program. There are ups and downs at each program, but I really think you should go to the place that calls to you most when you visit. I wanted to stay in NYC so I went to Columbia. Yale's program is slightly shorter. Both will give you a good experience. Both schools have a great name. NYC will give you NY connections. Etc. One of my good friends from the Columbia program is in the psych portion right now and I get the sense that she likes it. I really don't think you can go wrong either way -- largely depends on where you want to be. I believe that no matter what masters program you graduate from you will probably feel unready to prescribe and go into the field, but you will learn once you're there. Another friend of mine wanted the shortest program possible so she went to BC so she could get in, get out, and start working/learning on the job. Most of what you will learn will be once you pass boards and are a practicing NP. The truth of the matter is that I don't think it really matters where you go, as long as you're in a place that makes you happy. Good luck.