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Best school for Pre-Med in MidWest?

trapicaltrapical Registered User Posts: 17 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 Registered User Posts: 15,373 Senior Member
    juniata in Penn. It has a 100% acceptance into law/med school
  • trapicaltrapical Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Well, I kinda want to stay near WI. Anyone have any opinions of the Universities I listed?
  • reidmreidm Registered User Posts: 1,050 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 Registered User Posts: 26,431 Senior Member
    Hope College. More undergraduate research published in peer reviewed journals in biology than Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Johns Hopkins.
  • AlexandreAlexandre Super Moderator Posts: 23,490 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 Registered User Posts: 31 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 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Alright, thanks for the imput guys.
  • mr_sanguinemr_sanguine Registered User Posts: 798 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 Registered User Posts: 17 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 Registered User Posts: 382 Junior Member
    university of minnesota-twin cities
  • reidmreidm Registered User Posts: 1,050 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 Registered User Posts: 4,045 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 Registered User Posts: 510 Member
    University of Iowa is a good public school and Washington U. in St. Louis is a great private one for pre-med
  • kk19131kk19131 Registered User Posts: 2,233 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 Registered User Posts: 7,435 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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