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med school acceptance rates AND LIES

monkeybear89monkeybear89 Posts: 14Registered User New Member
edited December 2011 in High School Student Topics
I've seen so many people on CC saying, 'Oh, this school has 90% acceptance rate!!"

and guess what, that's a bunch of ********. This seems to contradict what alot of ppl are saying in this forum, but I have two points to back this up:
1) my own, personal opinion (not so important)
2) their REAL HARD stats RIGHT ON THE SCHOOLS' OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

1) IMO, NO SCHOOL ACHIEVES 90%, because med school largely depends on the individual applicants. National, AAMC-generated stats indicate that if you have high GPA and MCAT, you generally have a high chance of getting into a med school. Evidence right here (http://www.medsci.pomona.edu/ppt/selecting%20medical%20schools%2011.pdf look through the slides u'll find the grid. AND LOOK AT THE MED SCHOOL ADMIT FACTORS... college selectivity is ranked as "considered")
It is true that more selective schools have better acceptance rates. BUT NOT BECAUSE THE SCHOOL IS BETTER, (well okay sorry it DOES matter, but that's not the MAIN reason.) The real reason is because by VIRTUE OF U GETTING in to those good schools, you've already proven that you could do work and therefore there's a higher chance that you will do better on GPA and MCAT and therefore there's a higher chance you will get into med school.

2) that's IMO, and you guys are welcome to totally disagree with that and call me a lier. Whatever. BUT ARE YOU GOING TO DISAGREE WITH WHAT THE SCHOOL SAYS?

Pomona - people say they have 90% plus acceptance rate. While I really like this school, their website certainly disagrees with that statement. http://www.medsci.pomona.edu/ppt/selecting%20medical%20schools%2011.pdf look thru the slide and u'll find it.

John Hopkins - 93% according to some on this forum. Sorry, but BS. JHU Pre-Professional Advising ehh... MORE LIKE 63 PERCENT PPLS.

UPENN - this one i'm not sure. They say it's 84 %, but on the same website, diff. link, they say it's 71 percent. STILL GOOD, but BS FOR THE 90% MYTHS. Career Services, University of Pennsylvania

Swarthmore - I love this school but... it says it's 80% when it's actually 75%.

UCLA - more like 58 %.... Overview of 2010

WUSTL - they say 90%... more like 71 percent. http://medprep.wustl.edu/files/medprep/Pre-Health_Handbook.pdf on last page

and there are some other schools that LIE but I'm too tired right now to type:(

Of course, for all of you more experienced folks out there, FEEL FREE TO CORRECT ME, I MAY BE WRONG. but I just want to say that the 90% myths are ****s. Hope I didn't offend anyone :P
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Replies to: med school acceptance rates AND LIES

  • BigredmedBigredmed Posts: 3,675Registered User Senior Member
    <yawn>

    Cool story, bro.

    <yawn>


    Yes, you're right, but calm down.

    The real important part of your argument is this:
    The real reason is because by VIRTUE OF U GETTING in to those good schools, you've already proven that you could do work and therefore there's a higher chance that you will do better on GPA and MCAT and therefore there's a higher chance you will get into med school.

    It's not even so much that the school name shows you can do the work, and far more that the the individuals capable of getting accepted to top notch schools typically have the inherent intelligence, work ethic, talent at standardized tests, ability to excel at EC's and willingness to put up with the ******** of competitive admissions needed to get into medical school. There are plenty of students at no-name undergrads who possess those same traits, many of whom have acceptances to those high prestige schools but choose to go elsewhere.

    In the end, the school you choose does play a role in your ability to get into med school. But it's no where near the level that most people believe it matters. There are some schools that excel in advising and can get less qualified applicants in through smart decisions, there are some schools that fail at the basics and don't put qualified applicants into the schools they should. But overall, it's far more on the characteristics of the individual than anything else.
  • monkeybear89monkeybear89 Posts: 14Registered User New Member
    yep, in hindsight that wasn't very calm lol :P
    i was just frustrated that there are sooooooo many posts about acceptance rates of schools and stuff :)
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