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Parent working in med school....helps in admission

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ab2701, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. ab2701

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    I know for undergrad having a parent as a faculty member helps for admissions. Im curious to know whether it would be a benefit for the student during application season if his or her parent worked as a research scientist in the med school?
     
  2. TwinkleToes

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    my mom works in one of the schools that i got into and i'm convinced that it helped me get in (my brother is also a resident there). the dean knows her, and so do all the student affairs people. My interviews did go really well, but it didn't hurt that i stood out a little. it should also be said that this is in TX, where they really want you to stay after you graduate, so having my family right there at the school was a big plus.
     
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    if you are fairly decent, you will get in.
     
  4. supahdren

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    I have a parent who's been a full professor (PhD, not MD) in the med school of a famous institution for decades, my stats and CV in general are at or above this school's averages, and I didn't get in. My interviews went well. So I'm going to say that maybe it sometimes helps or hurts, but it certainly doesn't always help.
     

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