36,000 applicants are competing for how many spots approximately?Ambs said:I've heard it was around 36,000 applicants compared to 2003's 34,500.
I may be wrong, so anyone with accurate numbers please correct me.
It's hung pretty steady at roughly 16000 seats. If I were to actually get up and get the MSAR I could tell you the real number, but I'm really comfy as is. So I won't. phtbtbt.FloridaMadame said:36,000 applicants are competing for how many spots approximately?
For approx. 16,000 seats. I heard all these numbers at my Boston U. interview from Dean Witzburg.FloridaMadame said:36,000 applicants are competing for how many spots approximately?
Yeah, at face value that's true, but there are a lot of factors underlying that. First off, that does not mention anything about accepted stats. And it also depends on your demographic as well. Back in 1976, male applicants outnumbered female by about 3:1, and interestingly, accepted students basically maintained that ratio...i.e., almost as many male applicants were accepted to med school as total number of females who applied. So this was a clearly a different time. But yes, those are scary numbers.scattered said:Even though the number of applicants is higher this year, everyone applying to U.S. allopathic medical schools should still be thankful. Back in 1976, there were around 15,000 first year seats and nearly 40,000 applicants (source: Kenneth Ludmerer, Time to Heal (Oxford University Press: New York, 1999), p. 272.)