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Correlation between private/public undergrad and public/private MD acceptances?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by westsidespartan, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. westsidespartan

    westsidespartan Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2001
    Troy, MI
    I have no idea if there is any correlation or not, but from my experience there seems to be. I applied to 20 MD schools as a public school undergrad; half private, half public. Many of the public schools have interviewed me by now (except for my own state schools... grrr) while many of the private schools have rejected me. Any similar experiences with others?
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  3. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    I think that people who are willing to pay for a private undergrad education (not me) are more likely to dish out the extremely high tuition required by private medical schools. When I interviewed at Albany, it seemed as if every med student had gone to a private undergrad.

    Me: public undergrad (UF) => public med school (USA) [most likely]
  4. Brian20

    Brian20 Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 2001
    New York

    just a side note, swampman, you should call yourself swampass....its funny and many people suffer from this affliction (swampass) after consuming too much booze.

    anyway, i went to a public school in ny and will go to public med school in ny. im cheap and dont really want to pay back loans forever.

    are any of you guys gonna defer loans during residency? im going to, im so sick of being a poor bastard.
  5. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Brian20:

    just a side note, swampman, you should call yourself swampass....</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Do I really act like an ass? Is that what you are trying to tell me? If that's what you think, I'm sorry.

  6. Epi

    Epi Fuzzy Tiger 7+ Year Member

    Jul 28, 2001
    Calvin's house
    public undergrad
    applied to mostly private schools
    already got in to
    wash u, columbia, northwestern, and dartmouth

    interviewed at some other private schools
    so i think that sometimes its just random, the schools that you pick, and what the private schools are looking for. i'm sure you will find tons of people in each category that you have
  7. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    I'll have to wait a while to vote. I went to a private school, and of the 23 schools I applied to, only 4 were state schools. I was rejected pre-interview by two at which I thought I had a good shot, and am waiting for word from the 2 others at which I've interviewed. We'll see about acceptances.

    Of the 19 private schools I've applied to, 4 have rejected me, 2 have accepted me, 2 have waitlisted me, 7 more have or will have interviewed me, 1 invited me but I will withdraw, and I'm still waiting to hear from 3.

    I think it will be hard to verify the correlation, if any, because of the variation in the number of state schools available to different applicants. I'm competing for 1 of 10 slots in my state program. The only other state schools it was realistic for me to apply to were those who accept a substantial number of out-of-staters, and even with those, chances are slim.

    SwampMan, you do not act like an ass! I think it was an attempt at humor. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

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