How many schools in total?

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  1. medical22

    medical22 Senior Member
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    How many schools did you apply to? Do you think 25 is too many?
     
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    6 AMCAS, 3 (and possibly 4) non and one Osteopathic. I could not afford more. If you can afford 25 be a good samaritan apply to 20 and help me with 2 of mine :) ....


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    8 AMCAS schools. No others.

    I don't think 25 is too many, but I think 8 schools fits me well. :)
     
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    27 AMCAS, 1 non-AMCAS, 2 Canadian = 30 total :)
     
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    14 AMCAS MD/PhD Programs
    12 AMCAS MD programs
    5 Texas MD programs

    = 31 total schools
     
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    26 Amcas + the 2 NYers= :oops:

    1 Acceptance= :)
     
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    Wow. I was really focused on one school. I applied to 3 AMCAS, received the acceptance at the one I wanted and did not return the secondaries for the other two. I wish all of you could be so fortunate, minimal waiting, etc. Just remember, your fingernails will grow back with time...

    I couldn't really justify a greater expense, but I was pretty confident that my chances were good at that school.

    Good luck, and happy spending!
     
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    If I mess up August MCAT, I will be withdrawing at least 10 applications.
     
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    13 AMCAS schools.
     
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    Laugh now...
    36 AMCAS
    1 NonAMCAS
     
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    30 AMCAS
    1 non-AMCAS

    That makes 31.
     
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  12. Mystique

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    15 AMCAS

    If August MCAT goes superb ( ;) ), then more.
     
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    Me too.
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    6 AMCAS, 1 non-AMCAS.

    Only applied to schools that I would be happy at. No point applying somewhere just to get in and not even seriously consider going there.
     
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    15 amcas, and that's it, as long as you can afford the time and $, the sky is the limit, someone posted 48 once which is the most I've ever seen
     
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    Only Aoshi is in the 7-8 school range with us so far. I'm glad, because I was starting to think I was some sort of application slacker. ;)
     
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    I'm really starting to dread all the $$$ I'm going to have to put up in this process.

    If accepted, I would go to any one of the 31 schools on my list, but of course I have preferences.

    Lets see, $900 for AMCAS, probably $1000 for secondaries, $1500 for interview costs (provided things go well)

    Can I just donate blood and plasma as often as they will let me until I'm about to collapse to get extra money? :D
     
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    If I were in your shoes, I'd give it a shot. ;)

    * I make no claims as to my pun skills. I know this one is very bad, so nobody needs to bring this to my attention.
     
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    Wow, only $1500 for interview costs for 31 applications?! I am thinking at least 2 grand for the 11 I applied to, maybe more.
     
  20. Barton

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    I applied to 10 schools, all through AMCAS. I just don't have the endurance (or cash-flow) to apply to more. I think my number of schools is on the low end of realistic (unless you have killer stats or some other "shoo-in" factor). Of course, it only takes one acceptance, so...
     
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    13 AMCAS schools with a good range in average MCATs and GPAs (I have a very strong number for one, while the other is subpar). I chose my schools very carefully and will be thrilled to go to any of them.
     
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    Yeah, jamie--like Aoshi, I only applied to schools that I seriously would consider attending. Maybe it's because I'm a first-timer, but at this point in my life, I'm not buying in to the "safety school" philosophy. I guess I'm not willing to settle for a school just because they accept me. Now, if I'm schoolless at this point next year, you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be a tad more liberal in my AMCAS school designations.
    But, don't assume you're not a slacker just because you have company--we're still definitely in the <10 school minority.
     
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    6 AMCAS
     
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    I applied to 11 schools and actually debated about cutting one or two out. I can't see applying to a ridiculous amount of schools, many of which I probably wouldn't want to go to anyways. I didn't even apply to all the schools in my state because if they were the only schools I ended up getting into, I wouldn't want to go there anyways. Obviously I hope that everything goes well this year, but hell, I would much rather wait a year, do some cool ****, and then reapply and get into a school I truly want to go to instead of just settling for whatever school I just happen to get into.
     

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