Originally Posted by PreMedOrDead
UND is extremely selective towards ND residents, Native Americans and Rural Medicine. Unless you have strong ties to ND and a desire to stay there and practice rural medicine, getting in there OOS is going to be nigh impossible (even though it is a lower-tier school). SD is the same thing. If you have the MSAR book (like I believe you do), look at IS versus OOS acceptances. Most state schools aren't worth applying unless you're actually from there. Of course, you should absolutely be applying to UMD, Mayo and UoMinn as a MN resident.
I don't believe you have Duluth listed in the first list. If you're from a small town (though even if you're not), UMD is probably the greatest shot for a Minnesota resident. But your ECs should show that you're interested in family medicine/rural practice, if possible. The nice thing about UMD is that only your first two years are actually in Duluth, your final two years are actually through the UoMinn.
I had a feeling UND was like that, thanks for clearing that up.
Totally forgot about UMD, it's not on the MSAR for some reason. A bunch of people have told me not to apply to UMD since I'm not interested in rural FP, and that's all they're really interested in. My ECs don't really reflect that, either. Still worth applying?