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UCSD Med School Acceptance Rate?

confusedprefroshconfusedprefrosh Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
What is the percentage of UCSD students that are accepted to med schools? I have a few schools to consider before I decide where I want to go to college, and my ultimate goal is to attend med school. Is it really difficult to maintain a gpa high enough for med school standards at UCSD?
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Replies to: UCSD Med School Acceptance Rate?

  • ucsdveteranucsdveteran Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    we have one of the highest rate of ppl getting into medical school in the United States.
  • DistressStudentDistressStudent Registered User Posts: 264 Junior Member

  • lumiyalumiya Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    so much for highest rate. isn't the national average like 50%?
  • DistressStudentDistressStudent Registered User Posts: 264 Junior Member
    The rate is below the national average but I believe the Dean of the ucsd med school said something like how UCSD still has one of the largest volume of students admitted into med schools.
  • justmyviewjustmyview Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    @confusedprefrosh If you come to UCSD I think you will soon realize that most of the biology majors (aka a large proportion of UCSD) have decided they are pre-med. If you genuinely want to go to med school, if you're willing to put in the work you should be able to get in. It won't be incredibly easy, but it shouldn't be impossibly hard, either.
  • OoPurestOoOoPurestOo Registered User Posts: 894 Member
    @justmyview: If it isn't impossibly hard for you to get at least a 3.6-3.7 GPA and a 30 on the MCAT, then it won't be impossibly hard to get into a US MD school.

    I think that 41% means that if you got into a medical school, then you are part of that 41%. 59% of people that applied got rejected from every US school they applied to. Just because we have one of the highest volumes doesn't mean we have the highest rate of acceptances. I know a lot of small liberal art schools that have way higher acceptance rates into medical school. For example, College of the Holy Cross has an 84% acceptance rate into Medical School:
    Points of Distinction

    I talked to an admissions advisor the other day and for the last cycle, only about 200 people from UCSD got into medical schools.

    I personally think UCSD premeds are generally more confident than they should be. It's usually because it is drilled into their head that they are going to become a doctor, whether it is by parents or their own sense of "success", yet most don't realize what it really takes to make it in, hence why most biology majors don't study as much as they should.
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