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Easier Allopathic Schools for Acceptance

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by TerryLo, May 4, 2007.

  1. TerryLo

    TerryLo 2+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    Hi all,

    I know there was a similar thread like this, but I couldn't find it or rather I couldn't narrow down my search enough to find the thread. Anyways, i was just wondering what the bottom 20 med schools were. Well, what I mean is, which allopathic med schools accept applicants with lower mcat/gps.
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  3. emaj1n

    emaj1n M1 2+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    Drop by Borders and spend an hour in their Education, Financial Aid, Etc. section. You'll find stats for all schools there.
  4. greg1184

    greg1184 10+ Year Member

    Dec 9, 2006
    Get the MSAR. Its official from the AAMC.
  5. LifetimeDoc

    LifetimeDoc EM Attending Physician 10+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2006
    If you have your heart set on allopathic, then your best chances are your in-state medical schools (as they let their own citizens in first with lower stats than out of stater students) or the medical schools in the Caribbean (which all grant allopathic degrees).
  6. Surferboy

    Surferboy basileus 2+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2007
    and us californians are just ****ed

    life is freaking awesome
  7. Surf Rx

    Surf Rx 7+ Year Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    I second that.
  8. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2007
  9. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    There are a bunch of them but even if you have higher stats you may or may not qualify for acceptance based on things like state of residency and stuff. Your best bet is to grab a copy of the MSAR and find out for yourself depending on your own unique situation.
  10. Old ortho

    Old ortho 2+ Year Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    This web site gives you a list of all U S med schools with their stats: MCAT, GPA etc. You probably want to try your in-state schools and out-of-state private schools with lower stats:

    The reasons you won't get too many direct replies is firstly, there is no official ranking of the unranked med schools. Secondly, nobody wants to stand up and name 20 schools that are at the bottom. It is just not very professional. How would you feel if your professor name you as one of the 20 bottom students in the class?

    I believe that there are no bad U. S. med schools. There are med schools with some bad students.
  11. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

    May 9, 2006
    the numbers seem a bit too high on that site. are they giving accepted averages, like the msar does? i think one would want to use matriculated averages to get a better idea of one's chances.

    it seems that some schools, like nyu, accept ppl with very high stats who, once they get their fin aid offer or get into schools like harvard or hopkins, turn them down. the result for these schools is that about half the class comes off the waitlist, and stats for acceptees aren't the best indicator of one's actual chances for getting in. in other word there are schools that shoot really high in terms of getting applicants, and so their accepted averages end up pretty inflated over their matriculated averages.
  12. holafarita

    holafarita 2+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    just from my experience last year applying w/ a 3.48 bcpm, 3.64 undergrad gpa and a 28R mcat, i got love from:

    -rosalind franklin (passed through 1st screening)
    -uvm (interviewed then waitlisted)
    -nymc (interviewed then waitlisted)
    -ohsu (interviewed then waitlisted, but i think i was considered only b/c i applied md/mph...they relax their screening rules for that program)

    i applied really EARLY last year, which probably also helped balance my below-avg stats. hope this helps.

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