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I was wondering how many people you guys thought got into med school because they had "connections", I'm sure there's got to be some people but does anyone actually know of anyone who got in like this?
 

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We hear of people who are given courtesy interviews on occasion, when their stats are not quite competitive for that school. Since no one wants to admit they weren't really qualified, and schools don't want it known that there is bias in their selection process, acceptances on that basis aren't publicized that I've noticed. There are however jokes on SDN about having your family build a new science wing if you want to get into mom or dad's alma mater.
 

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Many (if not most) schools ask whether you have a parent as alumni or faculty, or both. Just a thought.
 
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