Does state of residency matter in admissions?

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I know in UG it somewhat matters (like NJ/NY/CA have a lot of applicants, so it makes it a bit more competitive in those states). But in med school admissions, do they care about the state residency?
 

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Most private med schools do not have an in-state preference but the majority of public med schools do.
 

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Most private med schools do not have an in-state preference but the majority of public med schools do.
Some do care, NSU-COM has an IS preference, although it is small. Commonwealth wants to train physicians for PA, so they may as well. On the whole, no. It depends on the mission of the school.
 
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Generally, privates schools do not have a state residency preference. Schools that are funded in part by the state it sits in will show preference to students from that state, and students from out of state will of course pay the larger bill. Schools that are X State University (Florida State..Eastern Virginia) simply do not accept out of state students.
 

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Generally, privates schools do not have a state residency preference. Schools that are funded in part by the state it sits in will show preference to students from that state, and students from out of state will of course pay the larger bill. Schools that are X State University (Florida State..Eastern Virginia) simply do not accept out of state students.
Both of those schools accept OOS and the Virginia schools are considered OOS friendly. http://med.fsu.edu/admission/faq.asp Look at question number 4. Most publics do accept OOS they just give an instate preference.