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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by chopsuey, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. chopsuey

    chopsuey miss independent 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    good question.... ;)
    How many schools did you all apply to? I'm applying to 15 and don't think i can afford more than one more.... I figure it's a decent number, but just wanted to ask around for averages.
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  3. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I was a borderline applicant, so I applied to 22 on amcas, but only had the energy to send back 18.

    Realize that if you're still in school when you do these secondaries, you might not be able to get them all in, so sometimes it's good to apply to a few extra on the amcas application <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    The more you apply to, the better the odds are.

    If you're a strong applicant, there's no need to apply to an excessive amount, but it's still VERY IMPORTANT to apply to a wide range of schools....that includes schools that are not ranked in the top 50 USNews rankings! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Good luck everyone :)

    <a href=";f=1;t=012038;p=1" target="_blank">And click here for the secret to success in applying to med school.....</a>
  4. trouta

    trouta Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Applied to 12 and that was to many FOR ME. It depends on what your stats are and how you think you will perform in the interview.

    I met people on the interview trail that had applied to 33 schools. I could barely send back all the secondaries.

    Do what you feel comfortable with, but as Foxy says, the more you apply to the better the odds.
  5. Assassin

    Assassin Assassin 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    27 for me :)
    if i had to do it over again, i'd apply to same number, maybe even more :) (my stats are above average, but the process is a crapshoot; applying to any less schools is selling yourself short imho)
  6. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    i applied to 26. funny thing is that i am going to the med school that i interviewed at first (way back in sept).
  7. chopsuey

    chopsuey miss independent 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    good question.... ;)
  8. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    23 and a wide range, as Dr. Foxy recommends. It was quite hectic completing all the secondaries while preparing for the August MCAT (some didn't get returned until Sept/Oct) and battling AMCAS to process my app, but I'm glad I did it. I got into my farthest reach, but my other acceptances were at lower or unranked schools. Got a lot of rejections from schools where I thought I'd be competitive. So, apply to lots of schools, and a wide variety. The process is incredibly unpredictable. Good luck, all!! :)
  9. -= snowball =-

    -= snowball =- Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2002
    30, around half is top 50. I would say I'm a borderline applicant.
  10. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Duh I'm so dumb...I forgot about the mammoth thread I created for this purpose!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    <a href=";f=1;t=008425;p=17" target="_blank">Click here for #schools/interviews/acceptances/rejections</a>

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