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Class Sizes

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by coldchemist, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. coldchemist

    coldchemist Biowulf
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    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?

    Habari: If there aren't any readily available resources, this might be a great item to add to the website!
     
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  3. noy

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    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?
     
  4. coldchemist

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    True, the more prestigious programs have much bigger classes--but I didn't apply to any of those programs. Two examples: Tufts' MSTP currently enrolls 4 students each year, and I believe Georgetown takes 3.
     
  5. labfiend

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    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!
     
  6. coldchemist

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    Thanks! I am definitely learning that patience is an art form.
     

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