This is what I read every time I look at a book about getting into med school:
Fewer than 40 percent of students who apply to medical school get accepted
.. and "fewer than one-half of all students who apply to medical school are accepted ..." why are acceptance rates so much, much tighter than getting into college?
Like what's been happening recently for UG, when so many students who apply to numerous colleges, is it because med school applicants apply to 12-18 med schools when all they need is one?
Is it because there are fewer med schools than UG college?
Is it because many more high school students can apply ED without the same pressure that potential med school students may experience? (That is, if you're NOT accepted ED to med school, you pretty much have to wait a year later because it's too late to apply to the regular cycle.)
Is it because many potential students are really that unqualified?
Is it because potential med school students apply to reach schools that were unrealistic choices?
Is it because med schools want to see "everything" and most students haven't done it all (research/volunteer/shadowing/clinical/leadership, etc.)
Is it because UG schools don't provide good advising like kids get in high school?