joelcigan: graduate school 2

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

    Aug 22, 1999
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    Dear Dr. Henderson,
    I have noted that there seems to be a growing
    number of graduate students (mostly MS'ers)
    who are being admitted into medical school
    classes. I know that previously (currently?)
    that it was not advantageous to have a
    master's degree. In your opinion, do you think that the trend might be changing?
    Thank you, Trout
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  3. drhenderson

    drhenderson Senior Member

    Jul 24, 1999
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    I think as NIH funding becomes tighter, people may be going from graduate to medical school. Education always helps, but I sure don't think it plays as much of a factor as good letters of recommendation, good grades, good MCATs, and a great interview!
    I'll try to find the exact stats/trend!

    Jim Henderson, MD of

    Moderator posted 08-18-1999 10:58 PM
    I am currently in communication with the AAMC and trying to get some exact statistics about graduate students getting admitted to medical school!

    unregistered posted 08-19-1999 11:00 AM
    Do you know what the average score on the
    MCATs was for 1998?

    Moderator posted 08-19-1999 11:32 PM
    Please see HG's post from 8-19-99!
    The 1997 averages published at

    but I'll create a separate post and maybe someone will know!

    [This message has been edited by drhenderson (edited 08-20-1999).]


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