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Lucky Ohioans?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by RunShare, May 17, 2007.

  1. RunShare

    RunShare 10+ Year Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    New Jersey
    I've seen it mentioned several times that Ohio residents have better odds because there are five state schools, but many other states also have multiple state schools (Cali, NY, Texas). I understand that California is highly competitive, but why is it viewed as "easier" to get an acceptance in Ohio than another state with multiple state schools?
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  3. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting.... Administrator Physician PhD Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    I think it's not that Ohio residents have a particularly easy time getting into school compared to residents of other states with lots of schools, but more that CA is reputed to be especially competitive. I'm from FL, and we have tons of schools too; I can tell you from experience that FL is a great state to be a resident of for application purposes. My impression is that TX is also a great state to be applying in as well.
  4. Piper2011

    Piper2011 2+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    As a warning, I have no actual numbers to back this up but...

    My impression is that for the number of med students that are in state, we have a lot of schools. Additionally, unlike CA, not a lot of people go "Oh, I would LOVE to go to Ohio for med school"... at least not anyone I've talked to.

    Although a lot of people do apply to Ohio schools from out of state b/c after a year of living here (your first year) you can apply for state residency and therefore get in state tuition.
  5. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

    Oct 13, 2006
    its a matter of number of pre-med applicants to number of seats in state medical schools.

    CA has orders of magnitude more applicants than Ohio for only a few hundred more first year seats. Same with NY. I hear Texas is toasty like Florida, though.
  6. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    I'm saying that... Cinci and Toledo, I hope you're listening.

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