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I'm not contesting the validity of using US News to judge med schools (as we all know that practice is rather questionable).

But what if their info is just downright wrong?

For example, does anybody find it strange that in Harvard's admissions statistics page, 90 URM candidates enrolled in Harvard's 2006 class, while only 66 were accepted?:p
 

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too much of those rankings is based on research money
 

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i completely agree. for NYU, US New reports that 900 were accepted but only 600 were interviewed. how is that even possible?

plus, i think their GPA/MCAT averages tend to be under-estimated.
 

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I don't understand why people use USNews rather than the MSAR.
 

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I don't understand why people use USNews rather than the MSAR.

Simple.

USNews is online and the MSAR is not. Therefore, by Huxley's Law of Minimal Effort, that which does not require getting up > that which does require getting up.
 
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Simple.

USNews is online and the MSAR is not. Therefore, by Huxley's Law of Minimal Effort, that which does not require getting up > that which does require getting up.
Ah, but you can order the MSAR online ;)
 

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Why do people use Wikipedia instead of something with bona fide citations? ease of use. (ok, so wikipedia does have some citations, they're getting better).
 
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