Sorry to resurrect, the thread, but eviltwin6: Yes they do. While UCSD isn't listed on the site I got the data from (http://gradeinflation.com/
), it appears that all the UCs (except Riverside, though the reason for this is given) are experiencing at least some grade inflation. They aren't bad compared to other schools though - generally they are around the national average.
As for the number on GPA multipliers based on school - I'm inclined to just call BS straight away because of the common knowledge that med schools are notorious for not taking into account which school you go to when looking at your GPA (thus why very smart students at Princeton, with GPA deflation policies, and Caltech, one of the hardest schools in the US, both get screwed compared to less smart students at some other schools). But if I'm wrong, prove it: show me the source you're getting these numbers from. Your career center peoples' off-the-cuff anecdotal reasons don't count, by the way. This is especially true for career center people who say that UCSD has the highest med school acceptance rate in the US - which is patently false.
Or, to prove me wrong about UCSD being relatively easy, post the average GPA (I can't find it, though I've tried).