Check out today's issue of The Wall Street Journal: on the front page their is an article about how Jack Grubman tried to get his twin children into pre-school by using connections. The hilarious part of the article comes when they start describing the cost of "elite" pre-schools and the application process. Here are some tid-bits: Some people hire consultants to advise on the application process, for as much as $4,000. A full day program costs $14,400 /year (more than most state med schools!). Parents usually apply to around 10 schools for their children at an average cost of $50 (sound a little familier?). "It may literally be harder to get into Harvard than into the Y's preschool. The Y enrolls 65 of its 300 applicants, or 21.7%. Harvard accepted 2,066 of 19,609 applicants to the class of 2006, or 10.5%-BUT anyone can apply and you don't need to call Harvard on the day after Labor Day to secure an application." Bottom line: Med school admissions may have some competition from the pre-school world...be on the lookout!!