I know that there is a big push for parity in our profession. I get it. I'm happy we are making a push to do so. But a major problem I see so far as a 4th year student are the schools. The standards are way too low. Therefore they allow unqualified students into their program and even though most of them fail out, some do make it through. Some students simply aren't smart enough for this profession. I'm not saying we should be as competitive as MD or DO schools, but we should definitely have higher standards. Nobody that has less than a 3.0 should even be considered for acceptance. If we want parity we must improve our standards!