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premed UCR vs UCI

capcasecapcase 28 replies9 threads Junior Member
I heard the medical school reserves 24 spots for undergraduates. how competitive.
should i choose UCR or UCI or UCSD?
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  • thumper1thumper1 78008 replies3497 threads Senior Member
    Either if these colleges will prepare you for medical school. Pick one.

    Competitive? Do you mean for the 24 reserved spots? Assume it’s...highly competitive.

    @WayOutWestMom
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  • GoldenRockGoldenRock 1827 replies5 threads Senior Member
    @capcase

    I never heard medical schools reserve seats for their UG. Whether it is Harvard or xyz school.

    Many schools have EAP (Early Assurance Program). Once you matriculate to an university, you go thru that EAP process and if meet all requirements, you may matriculate to a medical college.

    Yes, UCR has an EAP. Neither UCI or UCSD has EAP based on my old knowledge. Have not checked their site recently.
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  • oldlawoldlaw 324 replies14 threads Member
    And as pointed out, those spots aren't exactly "reserved". Their is significant competition to obtain one.
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  • capcasecapcase 28 replies9 threads Junior Member
    GoldenRock wrote: »
    @capcase

    I never heard medical schools reserve seats for their UG. Whether it is Harvard or xyz school.

    Many schools have EAP (Early Assurance Program). Once you matriculate to an university, you go thru that EAP process and if meet all requirements, you may matriculate to a medical college.

    Yes, UCR has an EAP. Neither UCI or UCSD has EAP based on my old knowledge. Have not checked their site recently.

    You are right, it is an EAP program.

    https://somsa.ucr.edu/haider-program

    What is the Thomas Haider Program?
    The Thomas Haider Program at the UCR School of Medicine provides a unique pathway into medical school for up to 24 qualifying UC Riverside undergraduate students.
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  • GoldenRockGoldenRock 1827 replies5 threads Senior Member
    @capcase

    It is a known program. It will be competitive since it has its own attractions (No MCAT, No Need to apply to many colleges etc) and has its own constraints (IS, preferably from In-Land Empire area), practice in that area etc. It is a choice to consider for your UG. You need to be in UCR to apply.
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