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Pre-Med Schools that have hospitals attached to the University/School

Can you advice which Pre-Med schools have hospitals that are part of the overall university or affiliated with University so that while pursuing Pre-Med studies, getting clinical experience is easier? Any recommendations on which of those schools are easier to get accepted?
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  • Sally_RubenstoneSally_Rubenstone CC Admissions Expert 3184 replies1122 threads CC Admissions Expert
    @joeman2012 -I'm sorry I didn't get to your question during the "Ask the Expert" sessin, so I'm going to take a shot at it now.

    Google will provide lists of hospital-affiliated universities (e.g., here’s a Wikipedia version: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_university_hospitals ) but attending an affiliated school as an undergraduate should not be a priority. Pre-med students can find research assistantships and summer hospital jobs wherever they enroll as undergrads. In fact, small liberal arts colleges can sometimes provide more personalized advising and strong connections to worthwhile summer gigs than larger universities do. A better approach would be to contact the pre-health advising office at all of the colleges you’re considering and ask what the pre-med students typically do in the summer, how they find their jobs, and if the college has any special programs or connections that can help them. Some of this information is available on websites, too.

    But here’s where attending a med-school affiliated undergraduate college CAN help you: Some offer “Early Assurance” programs that promise med school admission (in their OWN med school, of course) to undergraduates (usually juniors) who have met certain benchmarks. (At some medical schools, Early Assurance is also available to students at OTHER undergrad colleges, too).

    As for “easier” acceptances, there are plenty of statistics online. But don’t just look at the acceptance-rate figures because these can be misleading. Look also at the median test scores and grades of admitted students. (The College Board “Big Future” provides these stats.) You may find that some colleges with higher admit rates actually enroll students with better “numbers” than colleges with lower admit rates but less stellar applicant pools.

    Also on the College Board website you can find demographic statistics under the “Campus Life” heading and then “Student Body” tab. So you can see if certain enrollment categories (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, geography) seem under-represented or over-represented. If you should fall into one of the under-represented areas, it might boost your acceptance odds.

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