Applying to new MD schools (for 2013)

PrinceAli

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    Hey all,

    I apologize if this has been said before. I searched extensively for "new medical schools" and only found threads that listed many new ones and a wikipedia entry, but nothing on their admission criteria.

    I have a relatively weak application and only about a ~41% chance of gaining admission this year, which is why I'm applying broadly and early (with a 3.25 cGPA and 34 MCAT). I can give more details, but really I just want to know:

    1) What new medical schools are accepting admissions for their 1st or 2nd year of students in 2013? Just going through the MSAR and the Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medical_schools_in_the_United_States#Developing_medical_schools) I have:
    University of California Merced
    The Scripps Research Institute
    California Northstate University
    Central Michigan University

    Is University of South Carolina in Greenville a new medical school as well?

    2) Would applying to newer MD schools give weaker applicants a better chance for admission?

    Thanks!
     
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      CMU specifically wants to produce primary care providers for Central and Northern Michigan, so if you're not going to be able to be able to convince them that's what you want to do I don't think you should apply there.
       

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        My comments in red:

        University of California Merced The first two years are at Davis. I believe you are expected to have ties to a specific area in California. The first group of students has been accepted to the program.
        The Scripps Research Institute I heard it would be for MD/PhD only. Haven't heard anything lately.
        California Northstate University
        Central Michigan University First class starts summer 2013. www.cmich.edu/med
        Is University of South Carolina in Greenville a new medical school as well? Yes. Opens 7/2012. www.greenvillemed.sc.edu
        California-Riverside Opens 8/2013 http://medschool.ucr.edu

        Would applying to newer MD schools give weaker applicants a better chance for admission? This often seems to be the case.
         

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          My comments in red:

          University of California Merced The first two years are at Davis. I believe you are expected to have ties to a specific area in California. The first group of students has been accepted to the program.
          The Scripps Research Institute I heard it would be for MD/PhD only. Haven't heard anything lately.
          California Northstate University
          Central Michigan University First class starts summer 2013. www.cmich.edu/med
          Is University of South Carolina in Greenville a new medical school as well? Yes. Opens 7/2012. www.greenvillemed.sc.edu
          California-Riverside Opens 8/2013 http://medschool.ucr.edu

          Would applying to newer MD schools give weaker applicants a better chance for admission? This often seems to be the case.

          I thought Scripps was a 5 year program (for Masters in Science)?

          I wish Scripps opened this past cycle...

          edit: Isn't Scripps not opening a med school anymore???
           

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            As for UC Riverside, I'll believe it when I see it. Considering there's no "admissions" section of their website, I'm pretty sure they'll be putting off their first incoming class another year (as they have done the past 2-3 years).
             

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              My comments in red:

              Central Michigan University First class starts summer 2013. www.cmich.edu/med
              Is University of South Carolina in Greenville a new medical school as well? Yes. Opens 7/2012. www.greenvillemed.sc.edu

              Would applying to newer MD schools give weaker applicants a better chance for admission? This often seems to be the case.

              Hmm if that's the case I'm highly considering applying to USC Greenville, and maybe CMU as well.
               
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