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Statistics for Pitt Students Admitted to Medical Schools

J2H239J2H239 Registered User Posts: 262 Junior Member
@hailtopitt1787, many students come to Pitt for their career goals in medicine due to Pitt's reputation in health-related fields. I happened to know the numbers of 2016 Pitt students admitted to MS:

2016 application

Medical schools Applicants Accepted Admission rate (Pitt) Admission rate (national)
Allopathic 116 92 79% 42%
Osteopathic 24 24 100% 31%
Dentistry 25 23 92% 47% (2013)
MD/PHD 8 6 75%

Is it too good to be true? Could you please verify it?

The detailed updated information such as statistics for Pitt students admitted to medical schools and the lists of those schools will help accepted students make their final decisions to enroll Pitt or not.

Just my 2 cents.
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Replies to: Statistics for Pitt Students Admitted to Medical Schools

  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @J2H239, Let me reach out to our pre-med advisor for any updates and get back in touch.

    Best,
    A Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • bsms2018bsms2018 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    @J2H239 , we attended the panthers day for medical aspirants last year in July. Yes, these numbers were presented in one of the sessions and they are accurate. But the caveat is that these numbers are applicable only to the students that were recommended by the pre-health advising committee, not all students. Of course, @hailtopitt1787 can give us better insight
  • J2H239J2H239 Registered User Posts: 262 Junior Member
    Thanks! @bsms2018

    Excluding a few elite colleges, most colleges including JHU "manipulate" the numbers of application through the committee for a favorable admission rate. The admission rate for Pitt is still impressive even if Pitt also "manipulates" the numbers of application.
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @J2H239, Our pre-med counselor just confirmed that they actually have this week scheduled to update the data. I can get you updated information as soon as they share it with you.

    Best,
    A Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • CottonTalesCottonTales Registered User Posts: 1,082 Senior Member
    It would be helpful if you can say if the committee writes letters for all, or just those they think that would be successful candidates. That is what manipulates the numbers.
  • bsms2018bsms2018 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    @hailtopitt1787 , did you get a chance to get the updated information? Would be grateful if you could post them. Thank you
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    I just got the updates! Here you go:

    The following students were vetted through committee:

    Dentistry
    Accepted: 17
    Not Accepted : 4
    Total: 21
    % Accepted: 81%

    MD/DO
    Accepted: 136
    Not Accepted: 33
    Total: 169
    % Accepted: 80%

    MD/PhD
    Accepted: 2
    Not Accepted: 1
    Total: 3
    % Accepted: 67%

    Best,
    A Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • bsms2018bsms2018 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    Thank you so much @hailtopitt1787
  • DSOF20192023DSOF20192023 Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    @hailtopitt1787 Is there a limit for number of students who can apply to medical schools? (i.e vetting by committee)
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @DSOF20192023, Students are vetted by a committee. If students meet criteria, a committee letter is written for them. Up to that point, Pitt provides many resources to prepare students for a successful application. You can learn more about the Pitt Interprofessional Center for Health Careers here: https://www.provost.pitt.edu/initiatives/interprofessional-center-health-careers/advising

    Best,
    A Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 32,358 Senior Member
    You have to understand that the vast number who entered so freshmen with MS hopes is culled down to these numbers. It's difficult (if not impossible,) to find that original number of freshmen.
  • DSOF20192023DSOF20192023 Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    @hailtopitt1787 Thanks for clarification. I learned some colleges like JHU limits to certain number per year and asks remaining to do one or two more years of study. Hence the question.
  • DSOF20192023DSOF20192023 Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    @hailtopitt1787 Can you please share updated stats for this year? As we see for 2018-2019, total of 331 applicants from Upitt to medical schools. This seems to be big jump from earlier year total of 169 (including DO).

    How many got admitted out of 331 this year?

    https://www.aamc.org/download/321456/data/factstablea2-4.pdf

  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    Hi @DSOF20192023

    The report that I recently received on March 29, 2019, shows our University had a total of 256 applicants. This number is a bit different from the report you referenced to, which could have changed if some students withdrew applications between October 2018 (as referenced on the report you shared) and March 2019.

    Using our March records with 256 applicants, 151 were accepted. I have an extensive list of over 150 schools to which they were accepted to but I have shortened it to show only those schools with at least 10 acceptances. If you are curious about any other school, feel free to ask and I will provide those numbers!

    2018:
    Drexel University 29
    Geisinger Commonwealth 15
    Temple University 25
    Pitt 49

    -Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • DSOF20192023DSOF20192023 Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    thank you @hailtopitt1787

    Very good jump of applicants and acceptances.

    can you please share stats on DO, Dental, MD/Phd also?

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