Hey I'm a high school junior and I'm wondering why the medical school acceptance rates are so low? Is it just because so many people want to become doctors or what? I'm a person that is pretty unconfident that I'll make it into med school because the ivies as an undergrad which are super hard accept at least 20% of their applicants, and even then I doubt I'd get into one of them. This means that I have no chance of getting into a top med school that accepts 7% of its students on average right? so yeah if anyone can clue me in as to why the acceptance rates are so low, please reply. btw, how hard is opthal to match into for rescidency cuz if I dont make oncology, I really wanna do surgery or opthal, so if anyone can tell me how hard surg, opthal, and general internal med are to match into as well as why med accep rates are low, please please respond!