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How Much does Undergrad REALLY Affect Grad School?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by PreMedDocMD, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. PreMedDocMD

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    Well, people on this board have said that GPA matters more than your undergrad school. BUT, why is it then that when you look on mdapplicants you don't see very many of those lower ranked school? Something like your UCONN or WPI or RPI?
     
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    because not everybody that applies to medschool fills out an mdapplicant profile.
     
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    Perhaps because UCONN/WPI/RPI pump out normal people rather than the gunneristic types you see on mdapplicants. Mdapps represents a minority of the premed applicant pool, don't base all your conclusions on it.
     
  5. Funky

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    Probably because not that many people know of mdapplicants.com
    Heck, not everyone knows of SDN either.
    The world is a much bigger place than in this forum. So with that being said, it's very possible to go to med school from one of the lesser known third tier schools. I have a friend going to NYU from Queens College. Getting a good GPA + good MCAT will be the way to go.
     
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    ditto. med schools don't accept students exclusively from harvard, stanford, etc.
     
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    Wow, I just noticed I wrote "grad" school instead of "med" school. Clumsy...
     
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    med school is a type of grad school :p
     
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    I typically classify graduate school (research-based work leading to an academic degree--M.S., Ph.D., etc.) apart from professional school (multiple choice exams and licensure involved). In medicine, graduate school is GME aka residency.

    OP, undergrad institution is trumped big time by MCAT and GPA.
     
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    *beating head against desk*
     
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    People with higher high school scores (GPA, SAT, ACT) tend to attend better universities. Therefore, you won't see many people going from lesser colleges to med school.
     
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    About as much as a search button affects this forum
     
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    :thumbup:
     

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