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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sexyman, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. sexyman

    sexyman 5+ Year Member

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    I was unfamiliar with University of Rochester until recently. I really like the curriculum that consists of 14 hours of lecture and 3 hours of PBL per week. The campus and surrounding community/city also look gorgeous.

    Some stats I found in Princeton Review "Best 168 Medical schools."

    -Avg GPA: 3.68
    - Avg MCAT: P- 10.8, V-10.5, B- 11.0

    Exactly how competitive is it get in and what kind of reputation does this school have?
     
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  3. gmsquid

    gmsquid Member 10+ Year Member

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    Rochester is an amazing school. I applied on a whim, and though I've been waitlisted, I was thoroughly impressed by the interview. The area around it is beautiful, it has both urban and rural medical opportunities. It is 20th as a primary care school, but it also has a pretty good research background. It is known for their biopsychosocial model, and it has a reputation for making complete doctors. Its really well known. I highly recommend looking into it.
     
  4. sexyman

    sexyman 5+ Year Member

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    To be honest after seeing that you were waitlisted after looking at your profile i think I am going to put it out of my mind. Not to beat a dead horse but, wow i cant believe you were waitlisted there...ugh.

    Goodluck!
     
  5. SupergreenMnM

    SupergreenMnM Peanut, not chocolate 2+ Year Member

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    Well, remember, a good part of the admissions process is randomness/luck/interview impressions. If you feel you are competitive (and probably being a MN resident doesn't hurt ;) ) then apply.
     
  6. Pagz09

    Pagz09 2+ Year Member

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    i was waitlisted at rochester too, with a 41 MCAT and a 3.6 GPA. don't be discouraged by stats and anecdotes...sometimes schools would rather admit "reach" applicants than applicants they think would not be very interested in their school.
     
  7. Meeher

    Meeher 2+ Year Member

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    WL too with similar stats. Nice school though but COLD...it snowed the whole day I was there.
     
  8. sexyman

    sexyman 5+ Year Member

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    I really don't get it. Who are they accepting? If someone has a 31 and a 3.6 is it completely a waste of time to apply there?

    To me it doesnt appear like they care too much about MCATs and GPA. But I am sure you all had amazing volunteer/extracurriculars as well... what gives?
     
  9. kbear12

    kbear12 Wishin' and Hopin' 2+ Year Member

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    I was accepted back in October with stats comparable to yours, sexyman. I think beyond stats they are looking for people who fit well with the school and truly want to attend. They have a small class, so they can really pick and choose who they want. Don't let the stats scare you away from applying; if you want to go there and love their curriculum, you should apply and let them know how interested you are.
     
  10. Darksmurf

    Darksmurf I'm the boy smurf 7+ Year Member

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    The school is located in NY.
     
  11. SupergreenMnM

    SupergreenMnM Peanut, not chocolate 2+ Year Member

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    Lol, was thinking university of MN, blah...and that one is in twin cities...too many rochesters! Anyways, not to be confused with the very very good school in rochester MN :D
     

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