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How do you find out which schools are "non-trad-friendly"?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MsAnesthesia, May 5, 2004.

  1. MsAnesthesia

    MsAnesthesia New Member

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    Someone responded to me earlier using that term, and I was wondering what schools are known for that more so than others. Is there somewhere that a list like that exists, or could you just name some that come to mind?

    Thank you! :p
     
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  3. Mr. Rosewater

    Mr. Rosewater Senior Member
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    very tough to say. all schools are nontrad friendly by and large, if there are slight variations from school to school they're impossible to quantify w/ any accuracy.
     
  4. Alexander99

    Alexander99 Ghetto Fabulous
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    You could check the MSAR and look at average ages. Anything that has an average age ~22 is probably non-trad friendly.

    In the end though, don't bother worrying about where to apply based on whether a school is non-trad friendly. Just apply where you want to get in. It's that simple.
     
  5. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much
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    DO schools are much more friendly towards non-trad and /or older students than MD schools are in my humble opinion.
     
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    skypilot 2K Member
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    I agree with the above posters. It has been popular in the past few years to admit non trad students. But Albany, Case, and Drexel come to mind as schools which were doing it before it was popular. Pitt loves non trad students too.
     
  7. UseUrHeadFred

    UseUrHeadFred Oh no! It's a Wumpus!
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    Vermont is non-trad friendly.
     
  8. Lion-O

    Lion-O Sight beyond sight.
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    OHSU is blatantly non-trad friendly. I think their avg. entering age is like 26. Sucks for me, since I'm 22.
     
  9. burlypie

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    I don't know about an official list, but schools I had good/fast responses from as an older student are:

    Jefferson
    Drexel
    Temple
    GW
     
  10. efex101

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    Pretty much all schools will be non-trad friendly IF you are a competitive applicant for that school. I am very non-trad and did not receive bad vibes from any school...
     
  11. midlifecrisis

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    U of Washington, Dartmouth (very friendly and actively seeking varied backgrounds), McMaster in Ontario is probably the most nontrad friendly in Canada.
     

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