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Best school for Pre-Med in MidWest?

trapicaltrapical Posts: 17Registered User New Member
edited July 2009 in Pre-Med Topics
I live in Wisconsin, I have applied to...
-University of Wisconsin Madison
-University of Chicago
-Northwestern

Im looking for a school that will give me good chances to get into med school. I have a 31 ACT and I'm in the top 10% of my class.
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Replies to: Best school for Pre-Med in MidWest?

  • celebrian25celebrian25 Posts: 15,373Registered User Senior Member
    juniata in Penn. It has a 100% acceptance into law/med school
  • trapicaltrapical Posts: 17Registered User New Member
    Well, I kinda want to stay near WI. Anyone have any opinions of the Universities I listed?
  • reidmreidm Posts: 1,050Registered User Senior Member
    The universities you listed are great. Small liberal arts schools are good pre-med options too. In your area schools like Carleton, Macalester, Grinnell, Knox, St. Olaf and Lawrence, among others, do an excellent job preparing students for med school.
  • minimini Posts: 26,431Registered User Senior Member
    Hope College. More undergraduate research published in peer reviewed journals in biology than Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Johns Hopkins.
  • AlexandreAlexandre Posts: 21,772Super Moderator Senior Member
    Here are some good Midwestern universities:

    Carleton College
    Grinnell College
    Macalester College
    Northwestern University
    Oberlin College
    St. Olaf College
    University of Chicago
    University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    University of Notre Dame (Yuk! LOL)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • igolf87igolf87 Posts: 31Registered User Junior Member
    You could try Wash U in STL. Its a little drive, but they have a great premed program and top 2 med school in the country.
  • trapicaltrapical Posts: 17Registered User New Member
    Alright, thanks for the imput guys.
  • mr_sanguinemr_sanguine Posts: 798Registered User Member
    Northwestern is pretty bad for pre-med i think. In the viewbook, they said only about 55% of their undergrads applying to med school will get in. That's pretty low, especially since the school attracts a higher caliber applicant to begin with.
  • trapicaltrapical Posts: 17Registered User New Member
    Good point sanguine. I also noticed that only 22% of NW applicants to Madison's Medical School were accepted compared to Chicago's 42% and Madison's 51% (bias obviously) Still, 20% more from Chicago, which is rated a lesser, poorer University then NW.
  • SerinSerin Posts: 382Registered User Junior Member
    university of minnesota-twin cities
  • reidmreidm Posts: 1,050Registered User Senior Member
    U of Chicago is not RATED a "poorer, lesser university" (than Northwestern).

    US News has RANKED it lower than Northwestern, despite the fact that the US News peer academic rating is significanty higher than Northwestern's. For a variety of reasons it would be no surprise to me that U of Chicago's med acceptance rate is higher than Northwestern's.
  • ohio_momohio_mom Posts: 4,045Registered User Senior Member
    The advice that I have gotten from doctors and med students is that its very important to not get lost in the crowd, have research ops, and good rec's from professors. Look at the LAC's already mentioned - especially the minnesota schools.
  • aero56aero56 Posts: 510Registered User Member
    University of Iowa is a good public school and Washington U. in St. Louis is a great private one for pre-med
  • kk19131kk19131 Posts: 2,233Registered User Senior Member
    “Northwestern is pretty bad for pre-med i think. In the viewbook, they said only about 55% of their undergrads applying to med school will get in. That's pretty low, especially since the school attracts a higher caliber applicant to begin with.”

    - 55%? That is just not true; that number is more like over 90%.
  • carolyncarolyn Posts: 7,435Registered User Senior Member
    Knox College in Illinois is also worth looking at. They have an early admissions agreement with Rush Medical in Chicago - strong candidates can apply to Rush after their Freshman year at Knox. If they meet the criteria, they're guaranteed a spot when they graduate from Knox. Unlike some other similar programs, you're still allowed to apply to other med schools if you want. Admission to the Knox-Rush program is pretty competitive.
    http://www.knox.edu/premedearlyadmission.xml
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