Hi guys! I'm a first time poster and really excited to join this community! I'm a few weeks away from starting my program so please forgive me if my question sounds a bit elementary. I've been perusing other forums looking to gather as much advice as possible and discovered that in other disciplines (science and humanities) it seems commonplace (at least that's what others have indicated) for an incoming cohort of 10 to be cut down by as much as half by the middle of the program. This seemed surprising to me considering that my program hasn't lost a soul in a number of years. They also talked about Comps or Quals used as a weeding out process. So here's my question... Why do you believe that clinical psychology programs have lower rates of attrition? (Also, please correct me if I'm wrong). Do we perhaps "weed out" students in the application process as opposed to during the duration of the program? Are our departmental atmospheres more collegial and supportive? I don't really know the answers to these so any insight would be much appreciated.