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Number of Applicants

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by alphaholic06, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. alphaholic06

    alphaholic06 Doctor, Who? Me? Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Does anyone know how many people applied during this current cycle?
     
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  3. Surf Rx

    Surf Rx 7+ Year Member

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    Too many.
     
  4. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Haha, good answer.
     
  5. gipper

    gipper Member 7+ Year Member

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    The 2007-2008 MSAR reflects data for the 2004-2005 application cycle. 37,364 persons applied to the 2005 entering class of allopathic medical schools. According to several schools, applications are up by 10-15% this year. Not knowing 2006 data - even if the number of applicants stayed the same - the number for 2007 is likely to be between 41,000 and 43,000.

    Hope that helps...
     
  6. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    AMCAS people told me over the summer when I called that they were expecting ~45,000
     
  7. alphaholic06

    alphaholic06 Doctor, Who? Me? Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the replys. ~45,000 for ~17000 seats is crazy. I wonder if their will be an increase for next cycle, and if so how to how many?
     
  8. tdd340

    tdd340 Assistant to the sensei 10+ Year Member

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    AAMC doesn't have out the official numbers for 2007 yet but in 2006 there were just over 39,000 applicants, which was a 5% increase over 2005. 45,000 applicants this year would mean a 15% increase over last year, that seems pretty high, but either way I would guess is was between 41,000-45,000. For about 17,000 spots thats still pretty rough.
     
  9. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    it sucked. i'm not incredibly happy now, not getting into some schools for which my stats are about average accoring to msar/usnews, but i will be much happier once i see the data that shows my stats dropped to below average for those schools this cycle. so

    APPLY AS SOON AS YOU CAN!!!

    med school is tougher to get into with each year, and our economy isn't going to be great any time soon.
     
  10. Kraazy

    Kraazy 7+ Year Member

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    I blame Grey's Anatomy. (Who doesn't want to have hot sex with their attending in a hospital broom closet?) :)
     
  11. HumbleMD

    HumbleMD hmmmm... 7+ Year Member

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    You called AMCAS? They have a number?
     
  12. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    An increase in applications doesn't necesssarily mean an increase in applicants. People could just be applying to more schools on average. Of course, I bet the # of applicants increased too, but it probably only accounts for a portion of the 10-15% increase in apps that schools saw.
     
  13. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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  14. HumbleMD

    HumbleMD hmmmm... 7+ Year Member

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    What does AMCAS sound like? I always figured he had a sqeeky voice like Abraham Lincoln...
     
  15. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    lol. i think they have a bunch of operators on the phones.. its not 1 person.
     
  16. foofish

    foofish 7+ Year Member

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    I actually know someone currently in the interview process for one of those jobs (the "Application Specialist" position)....I'm hoping they get it, because I'm dying for the inside scoop. Apparently it's great pay with fantastic benefits. Who knew?
     
  17. HumbleMD

    HumbleMD hmmmm... 7+ Year Member

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    No, really?
     

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