Weird Question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bubster9, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. bubster9

    bubster9 Crown Prince

    May 8, 2000
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    This is a really weird question but I'm curious about it. In the undergrad selection process some people perfer the "big state-school research" type such as UMich or Illinois, Wisonson-Madison, etc. and others choose a liberal arts college like Swarthmore, Hamilton, etc. Both have their pros and cons yet the liberal arts schools tend to be more nurturing and compassionate and look at the whole applicant and not just the numbers. Are there any "liberal art" type medical schools?
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  3. none

    none 1K Member

    Jul 27, 2001
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    There are clinically focused schools and there are research oriented schools. That's about as close as you'll get to a similiarity to undergrad. The vast majority of medical schools are quite interested in numbers. Sure, the uber-competitive schools can take their pick of oddities with extreme sorts of extracurriculars, but only because they know they have plenty of people with high scores to keep their averages up. Most schools have to just take those with the good numbers. If you don't think you'll have the numbes, why not consider a DO school? They tend to take people with lesser numbers and focus on other characteristics because those are the sort of applicants they tend to get.

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