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Which would I have a better chance at?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MyEyesMesmerize, May 29, 2002.

  1. MyEyesMesmerize

    MyEyesMesmerize Senior Member
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    If my application is not "average", and by that I mean ~3.5 post bacc GPA, 3.0 undergrad, 27-29 MCAT (i'll know for sure in a week), the typical EC's that include volunteer work, leadership, and some research, should I bother applying to schools that are not in my state that take mostly in state applicants? For example, schools such as UMDNJ, MSU, Wake Forest, etc. Let me know what u think.
     
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member
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    My rule of thumb was I did not apply to schools that did not take at least 25% out-of-staters.
     
  4. MyEyesMesmerize

    MyEyesMesmerize Senior Member
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    Oops forgot to compare applying to those schools as opposed to higher ranked private schools like georgetown for instance. That is what i mean by having a better chance at. Thanks.
     
  5. seaturtle112

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    hey MyEyesMesmerize, our stories sound powerfully similar. 3.1 undergrad, 3.7 grad, find out the MCAT in a week... volunteer, worked as a nurse aide for over a year too. other stuff... blah blah, yadda yadda... oh yeah, i'm not a URM. here's my list!

    Medical College of Ohio
    Ohio State
    Wright State
    Cincinatti
    MCW
    Wake Forest
    Tulane
    Vermont
    George Washington

    and these two (hey, why not... its just 30 bucks :) )
    Case Western
    Rochester

    also these DO schools:
    Midwestern U (chicago), Ohio U, Lake Erie

    and BTW, i'm an Ohio resident. God bless the state legislature and their policy of littering the state with medical schools. :) This applying to med school thing may be a ultimately be a futile endeavor, but I shall cast my bread upon the water on June 5th nonetheless. we'll see what comes of it! :)

    best of luck to all SDN'ers!! i love you guys!!
     
  6. brickmanli

    brickmanli Senior Member
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    try to find out how many out of state residents each state school takes. I didn't know about policies of Wright State and got rejected being a CT resident. Also stats for in-state and out-of-state matriculants could differ with the latter being higher. Pritzker School of Medicine takes 25% Illinois residents even though it's a private school, but the University at Buffalo only takes a handful of out-of-state residents. I think sometimes it's harder to get into a state school from another state than Harvard Med.

    Who knows, you might've done better than you thought on your MCAT.
     
  7. vyc

    vyc Senior Member
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    i'm a CA resident and i didn't apply to any other state schools.
    bc even with the ones that take up to like 25% out of staters, i didn't think it was worth it.

    it's so hard getting in period, why apply to schools that PREFER other people?

    my answer?
    yes, IMHO, i think you have a better chance at some of those private schools than the state schools, not in your state.
     

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