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    In your opinion what percent of pre-meds, that actively use SDN, eventually get into Med school ?


    I expect it is around the high 80's.
    Browsing SDN in our free time, for fun, shows that we are excited about becoming physicians, and such enthusiasm should be reflected on applications/interviews.
     

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      Originally posted by celticmists18
      I sincerely doubt that it is nearly at high as 80% seeing as the national average for any given year is between 40-45% (Sorry to rain on your parade, but its the facts).

      the people who actively participate in the sdn forums are generally not average candidates. subsequently, i have no doubt that the # of active sdn'ers accepted to med-school is far higher than the national average of ~50%.

      i mean, hey, look at mdapplicants.com. there are (proportionately) very few average applicants on this site and, thus, it seems pretty logical to me that their results aren't average either.
       
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        I agree with most of the above posters. Probably around 60% is reasonable. It should be somewhat higher than the national average because there are a few more gunners (percentage-wise) here than in the overall premed population.
         

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          I don't know. I've got to agree that it's probably pretty high. Where are all the threads of people who have no acceptances yet? When the Pitt decisions started coming in, I bet there was easily a 70% acceptance of SDNers.
           

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            Prolly more people will post about being accepted than not accepted. I think that's harder to admit, even to a group of anonomous strangers. A certain amount of bragging goes on here over test scores, GPA, ECs etc... it can give you a bit of an inferiority complex. I say it takes a lot more guts to post something like, "I applied to 40 schools and haven't been accepted anywhere," than "I am holding on to 10 accepts and I just can't choose between Harvard and Hopkins."+pity+
            lol. ;)
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              Originally posted by robotdancing
              the people who actively participate in the sdn forums are generally not average candidates. subsequently, i have no doubt that the # of active sdn'ers accepted to med-school is far higher than the national average of ~50%.

              i mean, hey, look at mdapplicants.com. there are (proportionately) very few average applicants on this site and, thus, it seems pretty logical to me that their results aren't average either.

              hmmm, now I feel out of place because I actively participate but I am a very average applicant (3.58, 30) . . .
               

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                Originally posted by Celestron2000
                "I applied to 40 schools and haven't been accepted anywhere

                close....applied to 43 schools!
                3.4 31. theres lots of us lower number applicants on sdn and we show it all...we dont mind...gives other people with similar numbers hope that you dont need a 3.7 35 to get in to good medical schools.
                 

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                  come on - 3.4 and 31 is not that low. 3.1 and 26 is low. but if i had to bet, i'd say that average SDN user is around a 3.6 and a 33. but i would also think the standard deviation would be quite high - around 0.4 and 4 at least.

                  and not to beat a dead horse, but any US school (allo or osteo) is a "good school". the name schools are what they are because they're research schools - if i had to choose between a Harvard doctor and a StateU doctor for my GP, i'd pick the one that was a nicer person (and i think we all know which one that would be).

                  Originally posted by jlee9531
                  close....applied to 43 schools!
                  3.4 31. theres lots of us lower number applicants on sdn and we show it all...we dont mind...gives other people with similar numbers hope that you dont need a 3.7 35 to get in to good medical schools.
                   

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                    thanks for the kind words man...

                    well before i entered sdn i thought a 3.4 was low (i knew my 3.1 science was low no matter what anyone said...)

                    but after being here for a while....i feel that my 3.4 is competitive...i just like grouping myself in the low gpa category since its fun to know that numbers arent everything...:)
                     

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                      Originally posted by celticmists18
                      hmmm, now I feel out of place because I actively participate but I am a very average applicant (3.58, 30) . . .

                      you're not an average applicant. the average score on the april 2003 mcat was 24.8. you're almost an entire standard deviation above average. as far as matriculants go, those numbers are closer to average.

                      i wasn't suggesting that "average" applicants don't exist on sdn. rather, i'm merely suggesting that [it seems like] "above-average" applicants are disproportionately represented among those individuals who actively participate here.
                       
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                        Originally posted by robotdancing
                        you're not an average applicant. the average score on the april 2003 mcat was 24.8. you're almost an entire standard deviation above average. as far as matriculants go, those numbers are closer to average.

                        i wasn't suggesting that "average" applicants don't exist on sdn. rather, i'm merely suggesting that [it seems like] "above-average" applicants are disproportionately represented among those individuals who actively participate here.

                        we are above average in terms of OCD symptoms
                         
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