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women's colleges and premed?

delicateswiftdelicateswift 46 replies5 threads Junior Member
between barnard, smith, mount holyoke, and bryn mawr, which one is the best if i'm looking to apply for medical school. in other words, which college has the best premed track?
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  • Aug2019Aug2019 201 replies15 threads Junior Member
    I can't speak to the others, but Smith & Mt. Holyoke both have very good pre-med programs.
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  • VeryapparentVeryapparent 891 replies16 threads Member
    edited June 2019
    The one that gives you the most financial or merit aid. They are all known for having good programs. Take the best package and save your money for med school.
    edited June 2019
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 35421 replies399 threads Senior Member
    Top women's colleges tend to emphasize and work toward one's future potential and goals. All four can get you there, if you have the right qualifications to be admitted and do the work.
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  • doschicosdoschicos 26843 replies270 threads Senior Member
    Bryn Mawr has a strong track record as does its partner school, Haverford. Students at both schools have good success getting internships in Philly. I recently read that one in 6 doctors in the USA had training in Philly.
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  • Bromfield2Bromfield2 3985 replies38 threads Senior Member
    Another plus for Bryn Mawr is that it has a post-bac pre-med program--this is for students who have graduated from college and want to go to med school but don't have the prerequisite courses. The courses that these post-bac students take are the same courses that undergrad pre-med students.
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  • otispotisp 410 replies4 threads Member
    As many have said on other forums, the best premed colleges are the ones where you can personally thrive - and give you a good Plan B. Having said that... while there are a myriad of factors that go into the "success rate" for med school applicants from a particular college, Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Smith (as wells as Scripps) have a virtually identical above-the-national-average rate for MD schools. Mount Holyoke is a bit below the national average, but the average MCAT for their applicants is also a bit below the others. But again, that does NOT mean that MH's program is not as good as the others.
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