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Old 10-29-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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Default Colleges acceptance rate into medical school

Is there a link where I can find colleges acceptance rate of it's students that apply for medical school. What college has the highest acceptance rate?
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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Be careful of the colleges/universitites with the high acceptance rates! They're starting to reduce the high acceptance rates in med school by using certain courses (like organic chemistry and genetics) at the undergraduate levell to "weed out" those who are qualified from those who aren't. This is definitely the case with Rutgers University.

I'm not sure if there is a site that lists the acceptance rates from each college/university, but you can probably find the on the college/university's website.

Good luck!!
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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I agree with stressedCollegeGirl, the colleges that have a very high acceptance rate coincidentally have very hard weed out courses. Only the toughest survive. I don't think this is a new thing though.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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I agree with stressedCollegeGirl, the colleges that have a very high acceptance rate coincidentally have very hard weed out courses. Only the toughest survive. I don't think this is a new thing though.
Nope... not new at all!
Pitt was doing that in the '70s.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:58 AM
 
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Be careful of the colleges/universitites with the high acceptance rates! They're starting to reduce the high acceptance rates in med school by using certain courses (like organic chemistry and genetics) at the undergraduate levell to "weed out" those who are qualified from those who aren't. This is definitely the case with Rutgers University.

I'm not sure if there is a site that lists the acceptance rates from each college/university, but you can probably find the on the college/university's website.

Good luck!!
A lot of med schools are also trending towards a certain egalitarian sensitivity and some will actively correct demographic anomalies.

I think the best bet is maintaining a very high GPA, acing the "Doctor/No Doctor" classes, and having a lot of medical research/statistics work on your resume
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:59 PM
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I agree with stressedCollegeGirl, the colleges that have a very high acceptance rate coincidentally have very hard weed out courses. Only the toughest survive. I don't think this is a new thing though.
Some schools will also "counsel out" those who they think can't get in, which I think is inappropriate. The worst the med school can say is "no".
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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Often it's Organic Chemistry, usually take in your sophomore year, which is the classic "weeding-out" class; if you get a "B", then your chances of admission go WAY down...
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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Our daughter is going through the admissions process this semester. It's unbelievable how competitive it is. Her top school has over 6,000 applicants for 160 positions. The average GPA is 3.9 with a high MCAT score.

She retook Organic Chemistry right before graduation in order to have an A. Her freshman weed-out course was Biology. There were two sections with 500 students each first semester. The second semester the enrollment was cut in half. She has friends who are delaying application to med school this year and others who are reapplying after as many as three years in a row. Some have decided that it is not for them.

In my mind, that is a much better thing than allowing students in who have a diminished chance of finishing, or of pursuing their career if they do graduate. I also see weed-out courses in a favorable light. I want all my doctors to have a firm background in the basics of their art.

I have often looked at another website for Student Doctors. They may have the links you seek. I don't think I'm allowed to post a link to another forum or mention it by name.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:08 PM
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In my mind, that is a much better thing than allowing students in who have a diminished chance of finishing, or of pursuing their career if they do graduate. I also see weed-out courses in a favorable light. I want all my doctors to have a firm background in the basics of their art.
Unfortunately, grades alone don't determine who is going to finish med school (the dropout rate is extremely low, I'm told) or purse their career.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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There is always the South American option for medical school if you don't get accepted here. College acceptance also hinges on other factors, such as race, lanuguage skills, disability, other issues...I knew a person who had marginal grades, but her essay letter stated that her goals were to work with deaf people, and she knows sign language, she was accepted on that criteria. So, it is not always so cut and dried.
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