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USC premed success

soccerfutbolsoccerfutbol 10 replies3 threads New Member
Anyone have any idea how successful the premed applicants are at getting into medical school? It doesn't seem like most UC medical schools take many USC students according to their class profiles .
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  • CADREAMINCADREAMIN 6193 replies113 threads Senior Member
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    @soccerfutbol At our private high school at an open house, a prospective parent looked at a chart on the screen and asked the principal why there weren't that many accepted to a UC. Her answer was that very few from the school applied to UCs. Private kids tend to go private. Not sure if the same, but my guess is that overall, not that many USC students would apply to UC medical schools, so statsitically, the same is represented in the class profile. I know the two younger docs in our extended family did not after attending USC, but that doesn't mean a whole lot, just a for example.
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  • bluebayoubluebayou 28007 replies205 threads Senior Member
    Anyone have any idea how successful the premed applicants are at getting into medical school? It doesn't seem like most UC medical schools take many USC students according to their class profiles .

    Three of the UC med schools are top 15 in the country, so they don't take many students from any school. Those med schools are nationally-ranked and accept nothing but tippy top students.
    Private kids tend to go private.

    That's a weak answer, and just spin. UCSF has been a top ~5 med school for decades, and I'd bet few from USC would turn it down if given the opportunity to attend. Now sure, if a school like Vandy med came up with some merit money, that could be attractive... OTOH, USC has a lot of students from outside of CA, where med admissions can be easier. For example, a resident of Texas who attends USC would be foolish not to apply to his/her instate med schools. They are somewhat cheaper and less competitive than a UC. But they are not 'private'.
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  • soccerfutbolsoccerfutbol 10 replies3 threads New Member
    Thanks for the replies. I am trying to decide between pre-med at USC, UCLA, Long Beach State or UCI or UCSD and have to decide by tomorrow.
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  • CADREAMINCADREAMIN 6193 replies113 threads Senior Member
    Good luck those are some fantastic choices! Congrats!
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  • CCEdit_SurajCCEdit_Suraj 85 replies161 threads Editor
    @soccerfutbol College Confidential recently covered this topic in an article that may help answer your question. Read more here: https://insights.collegeconfidential.com/4-myths-1-truth-applying-college-pre-med
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  • soccerfutbolsoccerfutbol 10 replies3 threads New Member
    Anyone from USC able to comment???
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