WannabeOrtho

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Since most medical schools are an actual college aside medical school. Would they accept their Pre-Med graduates over another colleges? It just makes sense to me that if they had taken their Pre-Med classes at their University, that they would think the students from their program are well prepared for their medical school. Is this true?
 

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However, bear in mind some med schools take a fixed number or percent from the locale of the school and reserve the rest of the spots for people from elsewhere. If you are applying to school X from their undergrad you may be competing with say 100 other students for say 30 spots. The gyst is: the competition is fierce for those spots.
 
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I think some med schools are required to reserve X number of seats for students graduating from within that college system. So far every University-affiliated school I have spoken with has admitted to this practice.
 

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I think it is more of a State thing if it is a state school. Actually at the University of Utah you often have no advantage for having gone to the University. Other places may be different.

The moral of the story is: don't go to a school just cause you think it will make you chances of getting in better. GPA and MCAT will take care of that for you...focus on them.
 

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A lot of schools over-represent their own undergrads in admission because a lot of those students received letter of recommendations from their colleagues and they know the curriculum plus other programs that the students were involved in.
 

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A lot of schools over-represent their own undergrads in admission because a lot of those students received letter of recommendations from their colleagues and they know the curriculum plus other programs that the students were involved in.
I think your hit the nail on the head here.
 

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WannabeOrtho said:
Since most medical schools are an actual college aside medical school. Would they accept their Pre-Med graduates over another colleges? It just makes sense to me that if they had taken their Pre-Med classes at their University, that they would think the students from their program are well prepared for their medical school. Is this true?
It will help that you are already in the area. They would obviously admit you over someone who has never even been to the state the school is in.
 
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