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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by drmoon, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. drmoon

    drmoon Senior Member
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    I read something on line that strikes me as a bit optimistic.

    It's on a site called <a href="http://www.positiveprofiles.com" target="_blank">www.positiveprofiles.com</a> (check the "resources" link).

    Among the stats it claims that about 45% of all allopathic applicants last year were accepted to some MD school. There was about 37% of osteo candidates accepted, too.

    This number seems awfully high to me. Is it accurate?
     
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  3. nray

    nray Senior Member
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    Yeah that sounds about right. There were approximately 37000 applicants last year to fill 16000 positions for allopathic schools. You do the math, it comes pretty close to the 45% stated.
     
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    You can check that by <a href="http://www.aamc.org/data/facts/famg22001a.htm" target="_blank">state</a> or by <a href="http://www.aamc.org/data/facts/famg32001.htm" target="_blank">school</a>.

    Just so you know, New Jersey has the highest percentage of matriculants (56 percent of applicants get in) and U of Arkansas is the easiest medical school to get into it (better than 1 in 5 applicants get in -- obviously you have to be from Arkansas though).

    I like to use these stats to dispel the rumor that it is difficult for Californians to get into medical school. There are 30 other states in which the medical school applicant pool has a worse success rate. Californians are in the top-half of all states when it comes to being successful at getting in. Even getting into in-state schools there are nine other states (Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maryland, Utah, Washington, and Washington D.C--perhaps this doesn't count) with medical schools (not counting the six states that don't have allopathic schools) that have worse success for applicants getting into in-state schools. Better than 1 in 5 California applicants get into a California school and more than half get in somewhere.

    Don't know why I just went on that rant...
     
  5. panicking

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    47% of applicants were accepted last year. This year the number could be just above 50%.
    Go to <a href="http://www.aamc.org" target="_blank">www.aamc.org</a> and look for statistics.
     

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