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Often there seems to be confusion about public and private medical schools concerning admission #s. TCOM, b/c so few non-Texans do the Teaxas medical school application form, actually interviews a higher % of out-of-state students than many private schools. When you are applying to DO or MD schools be aware of the #s-- for some private schools are truly private and do not care what state you are from, but for most it does make a difference. Often a big difference.

(From a reply I submitted earlier today:)
Most private DO schools have state mandates (tax incentives, etc.) to make sure they have a certain % of students from the state the school is located. This is why PCOM and CCOM accept such a high % of in-state applicants. PCSOM, DMU, LECOM, and NYCOM also must have a high % of in-state students. Really, as far as I can tell, only KCOM and UHS do not give a significant favor to a person, in these two schools' case, from Missouri. For all other schools a disproportionate # of students come from the state that the school is located. The same is true for the majority of allopathic schools, also.

Examples:

PCOM Fall 2002 Admissions Statistics

Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 3,154 664 410 256
In state: 476 317 274 171
Out: 2,678 347 136 85

Western's Fall 2002 Admissions Statistics

Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 1,936 487 387 178
In state: 598 271 212 136
Out: 1,338 216 175 42


Compare the above #s w/ KCOM
Fall 2002 Admissions Statistics

Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 2,256 485 397 158
In state: 140 43 39 28
Out: 2,116 442 358 130

Even KCOM is slightly favoring, based on these #s alone, the Missouri resident.
 
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