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Chance of spouses entry to medical school

Discussion in 'Spouses and Partners' started by Turtle328, Apr 6, 2001.

  1. Turtle328

    Turtle328 Junior Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    PA, USA
    I was just wondering if anyone went through this experience and is able to give some advice. We started undergraduate school last semester and he is 28 and I am 23. We will probably graduate in May/2004. He has an interest in pathology, and I am interested in family practice. I was wondering what are the chances of us both getting into medical school and both attending the same school. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. groundhog

    groundhog 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    You at starting near the beginning, so you can control your own destiny. Make a pact. Hard work comes first. Do everything together. Same classes. Study, study, study. 4.0 GPA's. 45 MCAT's.
    Rack up medical related work or research experiences.
  4. GreatPumpkin

    GreatPumpkin Mystical Treatbringer 10+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2001
    45 MCATs, he he he. Is that a combined score?

    It is true if you both want to go, you will both need to be outstanding candidates. And, when school selection time comes make good decisions on the schools that you apply.
  5. Turtle328

    Turtle328 Junior Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    PA, USA
    We are both very hard workers and are planning to volunteer in our local hospital this summer. Thank you Groundhog and Greatpumpkin for your advice.
  6. Pilot

    Pilot Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2000
    We have a husband and wife team in my class, so I know it is possible.
  7. Lee

    Lee Sleestack Staff Member Administrator 10+ Year Member

    Dec 31, 1999
    It will be a challenge. However, if you both have good undergraduate grades and decent MCAT scores, you'll have a good shot.

    If nothing else, it will make for a great admissions essay! [​IMG]
  8. EMDrMoe

    EMDrMoe Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    So far, there are four couples, including my husband and me, that I've seen on the forums trying (or planning on trying) to get in. That stirs some hope...
  9. Mikado

    Mikado Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2001
    It might even give you an advantage. Med schools love novelties.
  10. ckent

    ckent Banned Banned

    Jul 31, 2000
    I agree, study together and try to do well together but if he starts holding you back, don't be afraid to cut him lose... (as a study partner of course). I would also warn you that if you break up, then you may have a difficult time studying by yourself for a while because you associate studying with him and your grades may suffer. Just something else to think about.
  11. Homunculus

    Homunculus SDN Caveman Administrator Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2000
    We have a husband/wife combo at my medical school as well. They're kind of amusing, as one is a straight 4.0 student, and the other is, well, a lot of laughs.... The chances of you getting into the same school are independent of each other. It won't help or hinder your app to mention your spouse-- if you both win the crapshoot, you both get in :) You may want to look at early admissions programs as well. I know that at Mizzou, there is a program that if you agree to practice in an underserved area of the state and meet certain qualifications, you can get a seat held for you after your freshman year. St. Louis University has a similar program, except they hold you a seat after your sophomore year. Look into your state school-- they probably have something similar... good luck to you both!

    take it easy

  12. puffy1

    puffy1 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 2000
    45 MCATs? Not even Gaylord Focker scored a 45 on his MCATs...

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