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Medical School Selector Spreadsheet Location

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by datcnguyen, Jul 11, 2010.

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  1. datcnguyen

    datcnguyen 7+ Year Member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone knows where the spreadsheet is where is has LizzyM's score and where you input your MCAT score and it gives you what chances to make it into a certain school ( High chance, Go for it, etc.)? I have been trying to find it, but I can't seem to locate it. Can someone please direct me to the link? Thanks!
     
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  3. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Sorry, it's been taken down by the moderator staff.
     
  4. NickNaylor

    NickNaylor Daisy the Dog Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

    That's what they any you to think...

    It's floating around if you search hard enough.
     
  5. Doc187

    Doc187 2+ Year Member

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    Just out of curiosity, why has such a helpful resource been taken down?
     
  6. muhali3

    muhali3 7+ Year Member

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    because it was copyrighted data from the MSAR.
     
  7. pennstate4life

    pennstate4life Banned

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    Don't give in to the man!
     
  8. PreMedder

    PreMedder 7+ Year Member

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    okay, gunner ;)
     
  9. Midwestern Blot

    Midwestern Blot All-American 7+ Year Member

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    What does the histogram represent?
     
  10. NYR56

    NYR56 7+ Year Member

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    Pretty much just shows how many schools correspond to each LizzyM score, and the red bar is where you are.
     
  11. ohgodidonteven

    ohgodidonteven 2+ Year Member

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    Is this thing for real? Because 2/3 of the schools say safety on them.
     
  12. NickNaylor

    NickNaylor Daisy the Dog Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

    It's only reliable from a raw stats point of view (i.e. GPA, MCAT, and residency). Based on those factors alone 2/3 of your schools may be safeties. As we all know, however, the admissions process looks far beyond those numbers in making decisions.
     
  13. apumic

    apumic Oracle of the Sheet 7+ Year Member

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    1) The final spreadsheet version (anything v2.0+) did far more than just the high chance/reach, etc. thing. You shouldn't be getting safeties on 2/3 of schools. Even w/ a 4.0/36, only 18 schools come up as safeties (assuming average experience values). If you max out the experience values (i.e., perfect scores on everything, including URM) and have a 4.0/36, you end up with about 80 out of 127 schools or 63%. Which is probably quite true. If you had perfect ECs AND a 4.0/36, you would be a match at all of the top schools. Your mileage may vary, of course (and these values do depend upon your state of residence as well...).

    2) Seriously guys...let's either let this spreadsheet die or go through and do the research ourselves to get data ourselves so that we're legally in the clear. If the AAMC feels this is violating their copyright, we shouldn't be distributing it unless we can prove it does not violate their copyright in any way.
     
  14. NYR56

    NYR56 7+ Year Member

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    I didn't realize there was a newer version of the spreadsheet, never saw that before.

    As for your #2, speak for yourself. I don't think distributing average GPAs and MCAT scores infringes on their copyright, especially considering other sources state that information as well. Just because a company or organization says it violates a copyright, doesn't mean they actually are legally right. The burden of proof lies on them, not us, and as far as I'm concerned, this isn't being used for profit so they should get over it.
     
  15. jvesco22

    jvesco22 Banned 2+ Year Member

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    [​IMG]

    Tis a great file that should be shared with all who seek to possess its power
     
  16. JESSFALLING

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    Wow...just viewed the spreadsheet
     
  17. rhosun

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    Not able to download. :( says decompression failed.
     
  18. JESSFALLING

    JESSFALLING 2+ Year Member

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  19. TriagePreMed

    TriagePreMed Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    Because you didn't type the password correctly. That happened to me.
     
  20. rhosun

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    I did register... but when you download.. its not asking for password.
     
  21. rhosun

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    Yes I did use this link.
     
  22. Narmerguy

    Narmerguy Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't be against this instead of always having this mysterious search for the forbidden spreadsheet. Everyone just pick 2-3 schools and look up their average GPA/mcat, etc from their websites and stuff. We could use information from USnews and other stuff.
     
  23. eugenierose

    eugenierose Princess Popsicle 2+ Year Member

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    Can you at least tell us what the headers were / should be? I can't remember and I lost my copy when my computer crashed.
     
  24. music2doc

    music2doc Student of Mad Doctoring 5+ Year Member

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    The headers for what?
    That spreadsheet is huge... "the headers" is a little ambiguous...
     
  25. NightGod

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    I found it three days ago by spending maybe a minute with Google. It probably took me about as long to type out this post as to find the spreadsheet.
     
  26. raltima07

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    I would be down for this
     
  27. Hoya2009

    Hoya2009 ASA Member 7+ Year Member

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    You could PM me if you wanted some, um, information about getting a copy of the sheet.
    ;)
     
  28. aSagacious

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    Alright then. I got the ball rolling (set up the format and knocked off the first 20 schools). If anyone would like to start chipping away at this table we can make it the "legitimate, free, SDN matriculant data spreadsheet."

    If you decide to help by adding some data, PLEASE make sure it is SOLELY from free online resources that are not copyright protected so that this spreadsheet may remain readily available to SDN members.

    For those of you who will just pay for an online resource (which is probably best) here is a tip for those of you who may not know...
    - MSAR reports data for ACCEPTED applicants
    - US News reports data for MATRICULANTS
     

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  29. CuttingCorneas

    CuttingCorneas Loading Haters █████ 100% 5+ Year Member

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    Agreed.
     
  30. DAPI

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    MDApps:
    :thumbup:
     
  31. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Great idea, guys. This initiative might get more attention if you start a new thread with a title that will attract the attention of more premeds (like what you put in quotes above, aSagacious). Many may already have gotten similar data from school websites. Additionally, you might ask each participant to link to the source of their data to legitimate it.

    If it is possible to put the data directly into the grid, give directions for how to do so. If not, state your willingness to insert the data after it's posted. (Or something like that.)
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
  32. DrTroll

    DrTroll ASA Member 5+ Year Member

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    I'll chip in, I put in what I can find for Texas schools, link to data is attached to the end of the row.
     
  33. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member


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