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How many schools did you apply to?

How many schools did you apply to?

  • 3-

    Votes: 5 3.0%
  • 4-6

    Votes: 6 3.6%
  • 7-9

    Votes: 13 7.9%
  • 10

    Votes: 12 7.3%
  • 11

    Votes: 8 4.8%
  • 12

    Votes: 9 5.5%
  • 13

    Votes: 6 3.6%
  • 14

    Votes: 5 3.0%
  • 15

    Votes: 11 6.7%
  • 16

    Votes: 8 4.8%
  • 17-20

    Votes: 27 16.4%
  • 21-25

    Votes: 20 12.1%
  • 26-35

    Votes: 22 13.3%
  • 36-45

    Votes: 9 5.5%
  • 46-55

    Votes: 2 1.2%
  • 56+

    Votes: 2 1.2%

  • Total voters
    165

unicorn06

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    How many schools did you apply to? Just curious...
    Note, this poll is referring to primary AMCAS, but you can also include how many secondaries you sent in as part of the thread...
     
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    SeventhSon

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      listing single numbers for 11-17 is dumb. Data overload. If you want a more readable histogram then still space out those middle numbers in groups of 3, i.e., 11-13 and 14-16, and yes you won't get as good of resolution but you'll get a better idea of the overall picture, while yes once you get to the outlying region you can make the bins bigger.

      What kind of scientist are you? :smuggrin: . just kidding :laugh:
       

      DarkFark

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        I did 19, and it was too much.

        I wonder if any in the 40+ range only got one or two acceptances- meaning that the extra apps were justified, and not superfluous (because they got multiple extra acceptances) or hopeless (because they got none at all).
         

        BMW M3

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          DarkFark said:
          I did 19, and it was too much.

          I wonder if any in the 40+ range only got one or two acceptances- meaning that the extra apps were justified, and not superfluous (because they got multiple extra acceptances) or hopeless (because they got none at all).

          same here... 19 w/ 15 secondary and 7 interviews so far ... hopefully more soon :luck:
           

          jebus

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            Just asking....but approximately how much would it cost for applying to 19 med schools?
            19 Schools (What I did!)
            AMCAS = $690 ($150 for the 1st, $30/each additional school)
            2ºs: at an average of $80/2º = $1520 (But I'm not submitting all 19 of those.)
            This doesn't include LORs, etc.
            56 schools? Yeah, right.
             

            unicorn06

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              I listed single numbers for those categories because I thought the majority of applicants would be in those categories and wanted to get some resolution. I wasn't trying to make the "perfect histogram". As an intelligent med school applicant, you should be able to add up the middle categories to imagine what the histogram would look like if the categories were all the same size...

              However, that said, it looks like I was wrong and that there aren't a whole lot more people in these middle categories...


              SeventhSon said:
              listing single numbers for 11-17 is dumb. Data overload. If you want a more readable histogram then still space out those middle numbers in groups of 3, i.e., 11-13 and 14-16, and yes you won't get as good of resolution but you'll get a better idea of the overall picture, while yes once you get to the outlying region you can make the bins bigger.

              What kind of scientist are you? :smuggrin: . just kidding :laugh:
               

              Hurricane95

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                Applied to 9 on amcas...did 7 secondaries.

                Not doing one of the secondaries and the other I withdrew from after the interview invite because I don't want to go there anymore.

                Even then that's expensive enough already...
                 
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