What percentage of SDNers get Accepted in any given cycle?

  • 50% or less

    Votes: 13 15.7%
  • 65%

    Votes: 17 20.5%
  • 75%

    Votes: 30 36.1%
  • 85%

    Votes: 17 20.5%
  • 95% or more

    Votes: 6 7.2%

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What percent of SDNers do you think get accepted to med school in any given cycle? Since the overall national average of people accepted in a cycle is close to 50%, I would put SDNers at around 75% because of the motivation and extra knowledge gained from SDN.
 

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i'd say a kid who has stuck around SDN since freshman year can have a 75+% chance of getting accepted from all the knowledge he or she has gained.. for example, best classes to take, cool volunteer opportunities, research, types of LOR's to get, having other SDNers read PS. etc. etc.

someone who comes on RIGHT AFTER their app is submitted (like myself), however, is a different story. :D
 

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Do you mean the active posters or people that read SDN in general (that don't usually post)?

I was curious about this myself, because after reading through the various accepted/got off waitlist/etc. threads, it seems like an awfully high percentage of active SDN'ers get into at least one medical school.

I wonder what the various ad-com's that peruse SDN think of the average SDN poster.
 
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defrunner said:
Do you mean the active posters or people that read SDN in general (that don't usually post)?

I was curious about this myself, because after reading through the various accepted/got off waitlist/etc. threads, it seems like an awfully high percentage of active SDN'ers get into at least one medical school.

I wonder what the various ad-com's that peruse SDN think of the average SDN poster.

I think both groups ( active posters and people that haven't registered) probably have a large advantage
 

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Do you think we might already know the answer to this question? I mean, isn't mdapplicants a division of student doctor network?

EDIT: MD applicants is NOT a division of SDN. :) Thanks Mushy.
 

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Anything above 75% is a bit delusional in my opinion.
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I'd say about 75%. Most SDNers are extremely solid applicants. There are some killer stats here.
 

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Dr. Pepper said:
Anything above 75% is a bit delusional in my opinion.
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Yes, I would venture to say that it is only slightly above the regular population (maybe like 55-60%), simply because of the fact that a lot of SDN'ers apply early and complete secondaries more quickly, and have information about interfolio, etc that helps them to get things together, sooner.
 
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but what about the fact that SDNers tend to be more motivated. if you are motivated enough to do tons of research online, you have probably done some interesting things in your premed career... unless of course SDN is taking up too much of your time, lol.
 

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but what about the fact that SDNers tend to be more motivated. if you are motivated enough to do tons of research online, you have probably done some interesting things in your premed career... unless of course SDN is taking up too much of your time, lol.
Yeah but even if you are motivated, you might have other things that are working against you that SDN probably can't overcome for you (late application, lack of clinical, poor interview, poor essays, etc).

Now. I have gotten a lot of help on my essays, by knowing what secondaries are out and what the questions are (so I can start working on them), by knowing about Interfolio (a lifesaver when a couple of letters got lost! Now I'm complete at those schools!), and by weathering out what's going on in this cycle with everyone.
 

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jackieMD2007 said:
Do you think we might already know the answer to this question? I mean, isn't mdapplicants a division of student doctor network?
Its not a "division" of SDN but many SDNers might sign up for it.

I think that many people lurk and don't post as much, therefore I would think that maybe only 50% of SDNers get accepted. Many people you see on here only talk about their acceptances but that isn't always the full story as those rejections might be on the DL.

Why don't you start a poll whether they were accepted or rejected last cycle. Although its kinda late to start it. Ideallying starting in May/June would give that poll an accurate standing for that given application year.
 

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I'd guess that there is a difference between the "regulars" and the lurkers. Either way, I don't think there is a great increase over the general population.

Also, as this is posted in the pre-Allo forum, are you referring only to United States M.D. schools, or to any medical school anywhere?
 
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i would restrict it to US allo or osteo schools, because some foreign schools require a pulse(and $) for matriculation
 
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