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How Many Medical Schools Should You Apply to?

Dave_BerryDave_Berry 492 replies2500 postsCC Admissions Expert Senior Member
"YOU'VE ENTERED YOUR work and activities, and the personal statement has been perfected; however, one of the last and possibly one of the most important parts of your medical school application has to be completed: the school list.

How Long and Difficult is Med School?
With more than 150 accredited allopathic medical schools in the U.S., applicants have to make the difficult decision on how many schools to apply to while also considering where they would be the best fit. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there was an average of 16 applications per applicant for the 2018-2019 cycle.

In addition, if an applicant doesn't apply to the right schools, then the chances for acceptance can significantly decrease. Unlike applying to undergraduate institutions, the overall acceptance rate for medical school is about 40%, with some schools accepting only about 1% of those who apply." ...

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