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Class Sizes


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15+ Year Member
Jan 3, 2003
  1. MD/PhD Student
Oodles of rejections and multiple waitlists here. When I started planning for the application process, I created charts and worksheets and looked at dozens of variables for each of the schools that interested me...now I'm thinking that there was one variable I REALLY should have considered. I found it extremely difficult to find information on the number of places each program has to offer. A lot of my rejections (and some waitlists) came from schools with very small class sizes (four or less). Does anyone know of any resources that compile these numbers?

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Jan 7, 2003
East Coast
Do any MSTP programs have class sizes that small? 4 spots? The least I have heard about is 6 or so per year. Most of the MSTP programs seemed to be about 10/year, depending on funding... And Penn/WashU having lots of seats from outside funding sources...

Anyone have numbers that indicate otherwise?
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Jul 2, 2003
Mayo enrolls 2/year, I believe. There are definitely some tiny programs out there. With waitlists, though, you should be ok, coldchemist--it sucks to not know until May/June, but from everything folks say, plenty of people get into MSTPs off the waitlists. Good luck!
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