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Out of state for University of Washington

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Hopkins2010, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. Hopkins2010

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    Anybody else applying to MD/PhD at UW as out of state?

    They screen for secondaries for outside residents, and I'm just wondering if there are any nonresidents who have passed the screen yet.
     
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  3. Smoke This

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    I take it that the MD/PhD screen for out-of-staters is less restrictive than for the regular MD program. I understand that it is next to impossible to get into the MD program if you're out of state and not in a special admission program.
     
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    Yes, the MD/PhD gives no preference for state residents, but the MD will not allow out of staters to apply I dont think. Or if they do, you have to win the Nobel Prize or something to have a shot.

    I've already completed the MD/PhD application, I'm just waiting on the MD secondary. Hopefully they realize I'm applying MD/PhD and wont screen me out SOLELY because I'm out of state.
     
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    hey,

    i knew a guy that got into udub out of state with the md/phd thing. he wasn't the only one in his class. i get the feeling that they don't give much preference, if you are qualified, which means having really good numbers and plenty of research experience, probably a good place to apply.

    if you are really worried about your md secondary getting mistaken for md only, i would give them a call and voice the concern, they are pretty nice at the u.
     
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    jdub,

    if your friend is also from Alaska, like yourself, then they would fall under the WAMI (Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) convention that I believe treats residents of all those states as "instate" applicants at UW.

    Geo
     
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    That's correct, but you can now add Wyoming to that list to make WWAMI. ;)
     
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    Yes, that's right with the exception of the omission of Wyoming, but they reserve a set number of spots for each state (Alaska gets 10) outside of Washington, and those students do the first year in their home state university.
     
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    sorry i didn't make that really clear, the guy was not a wwami applicant, he is from cali. i just kind of consider wwami folks as in-state people, there is not a whole lot of difference.

    i have a gut feeling and i am sure that i have read somewhere that md/phd programs are a lot more lenient on the resident issue. i would imagine that there just aren't as many people applying for those md/phd spots as for md spots. also there are not that many md/phd programs, so if they were really strict on the resident issue, a lot of people would be out of luck.
     
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    I believe you are correct. Plus, my impression is that the schools (even if they are state funded) want to get absolutely the best MD/PhD candidates they can, and it would hurt them if they could only seek in state students.

    UW is not alone in this. Matter of fact, I dont know of a SINGLE MD/PhD program in the whole country (public or private) that gives preference to state residents.

    I'm thinking that UW gets around 500 applications every year for around 10 positions for MD/PhD.
     

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