Mar 21, 2021
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Hello, I am planning to do a DIY post-bacc to finish up my pre-reqs for med school. I know I can take them at my alma mater, but I know the school well and they deflate grades like crazy (they are kinda proud if it). So I was looking into taking it at another school where I can pay in-state tuition. However, most of the schools that are in that group are not the most "prestigious" schools out there. They are still 4-year colleges, but just not as reputable compared to my alma mater.

I don't mean to sound cocky. I am just worried since med schools are very selective, I was wondering if taking my pre-reqs at a "less reputable" school would hurt my chances/application?

Thanks in advance!


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I don't think it will matter. I did my undergrad at Yale and my postbac at City College of New York. CCNY actually has serious stuff going on in the sciences, but I don't think anyone outside the five boroughs of NYC knows or cares about this.
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I also don't think it matters much. Just do well on the MCAT. Save the money. I took post-bacc courses at extension school and community colleges, but went to a good NESCAC school, and I got into a few US MD programs.
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