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Applying to Out-of-State Public Schools?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by 2248066, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. 2248066

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    Hello. I'm a junior with plans to apply to medical school next summer. Should I consider applying to out-of-state public schools or stick with only in-state public schools and go for the out-of-state privates (even though they are more prestigious) because of the favor given to students who reside in the state in which the school is?

    Sorry, I hope the above question is clear. Secondly...to get an interview at an average medical school, I know that there aren't any set MCAT and GPA cut-offs. But for those on this board who have applied and gotten interviews, what kinds of stats do you have? How much of an edge does research experience give a candidate? As far as volunteering in a clinical setting goes, how many hours are considered "sufficient"? What about observation hours? Does that help?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. I will answer the first part..

    certain public schools can be to your benefit...but the overwhelming majority will be against you...

    out of state public schools, depending on the school, can take as many az 0 to 20% out of state applicants.....for one thing, not a lot of out of state applicants are applying, so you might have a better chance of getting an "interview"....also, one thing that really attracts me to other out of state public schools is that IT WILL in the long run be cheaper than ANY private school....most states after 1 year of claiming residency depending on the state, will allow you to become a resident and pay instate tuition! so a school's tuition might drop from 20,000 to 10,000...that is a huge difference for pple wanting to cut costs...

    again, you to search the schools and see what you come up with...

    I really want to help you out more..cuz I hate seeing people in pain, but hopefully when I come back or maybe some other kind SDN user will help you out...don't worry ...you will make it ;)
     

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