Thought you'd all like to read a recent email from the pre-med advisor at my school regarding this year's chances of admission: New data from AMCAS as of Oct 19 is great news for those of you applying to medical school this year. The number of applications has been running about 45,000 in recent years for 16,000 medical school slots. That gives applicants a 1 in 3 chance. But look at the numbers for this year's applicants. Only 26,706 applications have been submitted so far and they expect no more than 32,800 (and considering how late it is, I think that number is optimistic!). That's a 1 in 2 chance. Some medical schools have announced that they are extending their deadlines. That means they are worried too. Number of Persons initiating applications on-line: 40,291 Number of Applicants submitting completed applications to AMCAS: 26,706 Number of Applicants expected to submit completed applications: 32,800 This is really a sudden change. It may reflect students' impatience with all the bugs in the new WEB applcation and maybe all those missing people will show up in next year's numbers. Or maybe it's a sign of things to come.