luckycharms

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hi guys,
i was perusing student doctor + mdapplicants and i noticed that ppl from random places (i.e. california) were applying to university of kansas medical school, and i was a bit confused. i don't get it, i'm assuming that KU is on their lower-tier/safety school list, but wy apply to KU? aren't state med schools hard to get into, so it wouldn't really be a "safety"? my main question is this: is KU a good medical school and do people really desire to go there? what do y'all think?
 

evajaclynn

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luckycharms said:
hi guys,
i was perusing student doctor + mdapplicants and i noticed that ppl from random places (i.e. california) were applying to university of kansas medical school, and i was a bit confused. i don't get it, i'm assuming that KU is on their lower-tier/safety school list, but wy apply to KU? aren't state med schools hard to get into, so it wouldn't really be a "safety"? my main question is this: is KU a good medical school and do people really desire to go there? what do y'all think?
I'm a first year at KU Med and really enjoy it here. Its actually fairly competitive for out of state students to get accepted here, though there are out of state students in my class. If you have any questions about the school, I'd be happy to answer them!
 

titoincali

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luckycharms said:
hi guys,
i was perusing student doctor + mdapplicants and i noticed that ppl from random places (i.e. california) were applying to university of kansas medical school, and i was a bit confused. i don't get it, i'm assuming that KU is on their lower-tier/safety school list, but wy apply to KU? aren't state med schools hard to get into, so it wouldn't really be a "safety"? my main question is this: is KU a good medical school and do people really desire to go there? what do y'all think?
I applied there because, although I live in California, I have family in Kasas City and it would be nice to be near family or friends through med school.
 

Messerschmitts

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Californians have no choice but to apply EVERYWHERE!!! :p They're all hard to get into. However, with state schools like KU, you gotta just roll the dice, and who knows.