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So I've been combing though the MSAR lately and I was curious about the % of matriculants with military service. Most schools sit at 0%-1%, while some will go up to 6% (not including USUHS). Correlation is not causation, but does the higher percentage generally mean that these schools are probably more veteran friendy, or just that more veterans apply to them? Can we infer anything from a high or low percentage of veteran admits?

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Purely as a guess I would suspect it may have more to do with demographics as in what states more veterans reside in
 
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There are a few schools that give vets a significant boost. For example, Quillen gives military (active duty and vets) IS status and a boost on GPA/MCAT. We were encouraged to apply there at our orientation if we choose to apply to civilian schools. So some of those outliers may have that going on too.
 
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There are a few schools that give vets a significant boost. For example, Quillen gives military (active duty and vets) IS status and a boost on GPA/MCAT. We were encouraged to apply there at our orientation if we choose to apply to civilian schools. So some of those outliers may have that going on too.
That's awesome info. Any other schools you know of that have similar preferences?
 

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That's awesome info. Any other schools you know of that have similar preferences?
There are a few others. I know UNC has a big military preference and even a student group called Veteran, MD.
 

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I agree with the above posts but I also want to add that you shouldn't be wary of schools with 0-1% military simply because that's pretty representative of vets/military members among the general public. If 1% of the public is in the military then think about how many of those want to pursue medicine. I'd say people flock to USU, UNC, and Quillen and everywhere else is pretty representative given the sample of applicants.
 
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I agree with the above posts but I also want to add that you shouldn't be wary of school's with 0-1% military simply because that's pretty representative of vets/military members among the general public. If 1% of the public is in the military then think about how many of those want to pursue medicine. I'd say people flock to USU, UNC, and Quillen and everywhere else is pretty representative given the sample of applicants.
To give a special shoutout to the enlisted folks and USU, 1:18 students in this incoming class are prior enlisted. I'd say people flock to UNC and Quillen because of the reasons I mentioned (among others), since the numbers are so much higher. USU is a special case though since it specifically is attracting vets and active duty who want to continue their service.
 
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