How many schools will you apply in the MD process?

  • 1-10

    Votes: 126 14.9%
  • 10-20

    Votes: 354 41.8%
  • 20-30

    Votes: 230 27.2%
  • 30-40

    Votes: 77 9.1%
  • 40-50

    Votes: 29 3.4%
  • 50-60

    Votes: 10 1.2%
  • 60-70

    Votes: 1 0.1%
  • 70+

    Votes: 20 2.4%

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so basically everyone applies to less than 40 schools? Amazing!
 
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I totally voted for 70+ because it was an option. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
 

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guys vote, lets see the final results!
 

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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?
 

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spygal said:
How can people afford to apply to more than 40 schools, let alone have time to fill out all the secondaries?

well there are always people with mula :cool:
 

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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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nolamd2b said:
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

oh, if we're doing it that way, then i'm at 45 including this cycle and the past 2 (25 for this one)
 

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121 votes, getting close to a final decision!
 

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C.P. Jones said:
oh, if we're doing it that way, then i'm at 45 including this cycle and the past 2 (25 for this one)


who cares about past cycles man! Only for this 2007 process! :rolleyes:
 
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146 votes now! Lets see if we can hit 200 votes!
 

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

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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.
 

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jackieMD2007 said:
I think you should have broken out the choices more.

Like 1-5
5-10
10-15
15-20

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

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

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

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jackieMD2007 said:
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.
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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sentrosi said:
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"

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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taylormade44 said:
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
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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who cares about past cycles man! Only for this 2007 process! :rolleyes:

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:
 

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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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Rachael1285 said:
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....


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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Rachael1285 said:
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....

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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DropkickMurphy said:
I'm guessing around 40 schools if you include DO programs.


DO NOT include DO here, this is only for MD! ;)
 

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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:

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.
 

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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
 

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megboo said:
Next time be more specific. Besides, a lot of MD applicants also apply to DO schools.


What are you talking about, it specificaly says "MD Process" , lol ;)
 

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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.

Aww, a shout out from Dr. P! :love: Thanks man :p
 

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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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Punkn said:
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.

Do you know what their requirement is to interview oos?
 

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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:

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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Rachael1285 said:
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....

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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Orthodoc40 said:
I'm stunned anyone is applying to 30+ schools!
Mom & Dad must be footing those bills....

Not everyone is depended on his mom & dad !!! ;)
 
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