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I am wondering if medical schools give preference to students who attended more prestigious colleges for undergraduate school even if they have a really great GPA, MCAT score, and have great rec.s and extra curriculars. im sure they do to an extent, but i want to know if anyone has any idea how much weight it carries in the consideration for admission to medical school. For example, if i go to this slightly above average school (requires about a 3.7 or higher and usually above an 1180 SAT for admittance) and apply to top medical schools such as Yale, Duke, UPenn, UNC, etc., I mean I know its still a long shot for anyone to get in there but I hope my undergrad. school doesnt hold too much weight if i get really good stats and what not.. i dont want to be turned down because I didnt go to an ivy/elite private college for undergrad since i know the competition will be fierce and i know many of those applying to those top med schools probably went to tougher undergrad schools than me..
(oh and i also would be in the honors college at this undergrad. school, so im hoping that makes up a little for the lack of prestige/difficulty of admittance)