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To how many schools you will apply?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sekem, Jul 24, 2006.

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How many schools will you apply in the MD process?

  1. 1-10

    126 vote(s)
    14.9%
  2. 10-20

    354 vote(s)
    41.8%
  3. 20-30

    229 vote(s)
    27.1%
  4. 30-40

    77 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. 40-50

    29 vote(s)
    3.4%
  6. 50-60

    10 vote(s)
    1.2%
  7. 60-70

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  8. 70+

    20 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. sekem

    sekem Senior Member
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    Please vote
     
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  3. sekem

    sekem Senior Member
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    so basically everyone applies to less than 40 schools? Amazing!
     
  4. Beau Geste

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    25 is probably my limit. Money doesn't grow in my backyard.
     
  5. zach1201

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    I totally voted for 70+ because it was an option. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
     
  6. sekem

    sekem Senior Member
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    guys vote, lets see the final results!
     
  7. spygal

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    How can people afford to apply to more than 40 schools, let alone have time to fill out all the secondaries?
     
  8. sekem

    sekem Senior Member
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    well there are always people with mula :cool:
     
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    25 is probably my max as well.
     
  10. nolamd2b

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    This is my second time around, so I included the numbers from last year, too. Let's hope my total can stop at its current level of 19 :D
     
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    oh, if we're doing it that way, then i'm at 45 including this cycle and the past 2 (25 for this one)
     
  12. Bubblehead-to-MD

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    I was wondering how in the hell someone was pulling that off!
     
  13. sekem

    sekem Senior Member
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    121 votes, getting close to a final decision!
     
  14. sekem

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    who cares about past cycles man! Only for this 2007 process! :rolleyes:
     
  15. sekem

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    146 votes now! Lets see if we can hit 200 votes!
     
  16. sekem

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    can't believe most people apply to onle 10-20 schools!!!
     
  17. jackieMD2007

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    I think you should have broken out the choices more.

    Like 1-5
    6-10
    11-15
    16-20

    Because there are a lot of people closer to 10 than 20 who had to pick "10 to 20"

    :)

    EDIT: Good point about the #'s.
     
  18. HemaOncoDoc

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    And people who applied to 20 and can choose either the 10-20 or the 20-30.
     
  19. sekem

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    well then how could I approach 7o schools! :D
     
  20. mshheaddoc

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    50+ would have sufficed.
     
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    8-10 for me. I don't have that much money, especially for a secondaries.
     
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    That would have been nice...but I don't think he has a ballpark range. I mean...seemed like he was expecting lots more people doing higher than 40.

    Also, if you want to go by MDapplicants...their about page has some statistics:
    http://www.mdapplicants.com/aboutthissite.php
    "These applicants applied to an average of 15.3 schools"
     
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    and i think that's higher than the actual average...i thought I read on AAMC's website that the average applicant sends ~ 12 applications out
     
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    Thus the "if you want to go by MDapplicants"
     
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    I would just like to take a moment to comment on the gramatical correctness of this thread title. It's refreshing, really. Good work :thumbup:
     
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    200 votes, woohoo
     
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    Aimimg for 300 votes! ;)
     
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    i did actually just vote for my 25 though, so i'm not skewing the results w/ the past.....however, i can actually answer with "my wallet cares" :( a lot :mad:
     
  30. Rachael1285

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    I'm not applying until next app cycle, but I'm only going to be applying to 5 schools max. The reason is that I am married and my husband doesn't want to leave the midwest (he's too close to his family, unfortunately), which doesn't leave a whole lot of choices. However, being an Indiana resident gives me a big leg-up with applying to IU, and I'm hoping to get an MCAT score well above their average (taking it next month...). I hope I'm not crazy....
     
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    will all respect, 5 schools is just not very many which puts a big stress on your MCAT and GPA. Then I guess you will need at least 32 or above to feel safe!
     
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    68 more votes to hit 300!
     
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    I'm also an IN resident and according to the premium online editioin thingy of US News IU accepts ~73% of women who interview. If you meet their minimum criteria, you have an interview (3.2 GPA and 24 MCAT). So...yeah...that's the reason I'm applying to 6 schools.
     
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    I'm guessing around 40 schools if you include DO programs.
     
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    DO NOT include DO here, this is only for MD! ;)
     
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    43 here with 37 MCAT
     
  37. Dr. Pepper

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    And I thought I was the only one who appreciated the accuracy and utter brilliance of the grammar.
    -Dr. P.

    P.S.: Both Cavalier and sarcasm are awesome. :D
    Ah yes, and no offense to the OP...good post.
     
  38. Beau Geste

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    Next time be more specific. Besides, a lot of MD applicants also apply to DO schools.
     
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    I won't be applying until the next application cycle, so I'm thinking of trying 15-20 schools. Any more than that, and I would have to get my mom to print money in our basement.

    Plus, its my twin sister and I BOTH applying at the same time, so spending a lot on my applications really isn't an option... :scared:
     
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    my bad, 49 MD schools if I include Texas schools, heh.
    I'm gonna put my house up for a second mortgage for secondaries
     
  41. sekem

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    What are you talking about, it specificaly says "MD Process" , lol ;)
     
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    Aww, a shout out from Dr. P! :love: Thanks man :p
     
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    :rolleyes: 38 MD schools.
     
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    I'm glad I'm not alone in the 10-20 range...

    I figure I have a decent chance of getting into one of the schools I'm applying to...why apply to more schools that I don't have much interest in?
     
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    Do you know what their requirement is to interview oos?
     
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    Are you looking at possibly going to the same school? I wanted to go to med school with my brother who will be applying next cycle, but he and i are looking for different things in medical school...
     
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    There are a lot of schools in the midwest...7 in il, 2 in wi, 1 in in, several in ohio...
     
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    I'm stunned anyone is applying to 30+ schools!
    Mom & Dad must be footing those bills....
     
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    Not everyone is depended on his mom & dad !!! ;)
     
  50. Beau Geste

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    I'd love for my mom and dad to pay my bills. My husband would, too.

    I'm applying to 25 (present plans) but depending on MCAT scores that could jump to 30+.
     
  51. Beau Geste

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    Sorry, I read the title as "How many schools will you apply". Keep in mind that DO hopefuls post in the pre-allo and vice versa.
     

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