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im confused about the terminology used on SDN

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by musicalMDorDO, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. What does OOS mean?
    What is a "reach" school? Why apply to them?
    Safety school? I'm taking a guess on this....
     
  2. rajad10

    rajad10 Senior Member
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    reach means your numbers fall below their medians - apply because you can get lucky
    safety - your numbers above their medians - don't assume you'll get into these
     
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    OOS-Out of State

    Reach--Schools that have averages above your numbers or just damn hard to get into---why apply? Because you would love to go to that school and your application is more than a MCAT and GPA

    Safety School-A lot of people have different thoughts on this since it is HARD to get in anywhere regardless of numbers sometimes. But some *safety* schools are schools that are private and have averages lower than your numbers.
     
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    What is an adcom?
     
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    admissions committee.
     
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    Admissions committee.

    A note on "reach" schools... I still consider many schools to be "reaches" despite having numbers above their mean, because the top schools require so much more than just good numbers.
     

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