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Does yale have med Program?

taekwondo39232taekwondo39232 201 replies42 threads Junior Member
edited July 2006 in Yale University
This is prolly a dumb question...but Does Yale have a med Program???
edited July 2006
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  • apfreakapfreak 963 replies135 threads Senior Member
    NO.

    Yale College has majors in which you can take the Pre-medical course requirements like a year of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and physics all with labs...and Calculus. Major in anything you want but take the required premed classes. Yale does have a medical school though. I advise you to either double major at yale or choose a nonscience major in order to have the best acceptance rate at a medical school. It appears science majors have the lowest acceptance rate. You COULD majoring in science and in a NONscience discipline.
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  • taekwondo39232taekwondo39232 201 replies42 threads Junior Member
    thanks for the post...but it doesn't make sense that science majors have lowest acceptance rate..is it because the science program is very demanding that most students get lower GPAs?
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  • DoctaDocta 190 replies29 threads Junior Member
    i thought it was because med schools want more diversity with students coming from non-science backgrounds
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  • BingColdBingCold 972 replies74 threads Senior Member
    i think docta is right
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  • HecatonchiresHecatonchires 550 replies15 threads Member
    No, it's because there are more science majors applying to med school.
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  • apfreakapfreak 963 replies135 threads Senior Member
    all of you are correct! I have been doing my research and plan to prepare for the MCAT now....I will need to (bad at tests)
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  • DoctaDocta 190 replies29 threads Junior Member
    is there affirmative action for med schools?
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  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike 11870 replies94 threads Senior Member
    Yes, of course there is.
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  • posterXposterX 2137 replies109 threads Senior Member
    Yale has the best pre-med program in the country, actually, if you look at the acceptance rate of graduates of Yale College into the top medical schools.
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  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike 11870 replies94 threads Senior Member
    Citation, please.
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  • taekwondo39232taekwondo39232 201 replies42 threads Junior Member
    can somebody rank all the premeds begining with the best...Do Top 10...
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  • posterXposterX 2137 replies109 threads Senior Member
    Based on the available statistics showing acceptance rates into the top medical schools (and % composition of the entering classes), I'd say that Caltech, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Amherst, Princeton, Swarthmore, Columbia and Stanford are the top ten, in about that order.
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  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike 11870 replies94 threads Senior Member
    Goodness gracious. Citations, please.
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  • posterXposterX 2137 replies109 threads Senior Member
    Numerous writers have addressed the subject. Search under "college admissions", read some of Gary Glen Price's studies from the University of Wisconsin, etc. Figure out the % of students from each school who are premed and compare that with the % of students at the nation's top medical schools who originate from each college. The results are strikingly clear and consistent no matter what approach you take. One caveat is that if you only take a small sample size (like 2 or 3 med schools), the numbers will shift a little because, for example, Johns Hopkins undergrads have an edge into Johns Hopkins medical school, and also because some of the top undergrad premed schools such as Caltech, Harvey Mudd and Swarthmore are quite small. But if you take a good sample of 5-10 or more you'll have pretty consistent figures.
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  • taekwondo39232taekwondo39232 201 replies42 threads Junior Member
    Does anyone know which are the most competitive/prestigious/best accelerated med programs (6,7,8 yr) BS/MD combined??? And can somebody please tell me about the basic stats of students accpeted...
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  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike 11870 replies94 threads Senior Member
    Poster,

    I've tried several searches and turned up nothing. Can you at least give me a journal reference - i.e. where these studies were published, if not a link? Or are these books?

    And is he controlling for incoming student quality?

    (I confess to being skeptical not only out of school pride - although that too - but also because your list runs very contrary to generally accepted premed wisdom.)
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  • mr_sanguinemr_sanguine 761 replies37 threads Member
    There is no way Caltech and MIT are the best places to do premed.
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  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike 11870 replies94 threads Senior Member
    Well, if PX can come up with data, then that's that and we'll believe him. But yeah, it's hard to imagine.
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  • jcr182jcr182 239 replies57 threads Junior Member
    taekwondo-the best ba/md programs are probably Rice/Baylor, Northwestern HPME, Brown PLME, and maybe Rochester REMS. It is a hard choice b/t a top ivy and top ba/md program. I actually ended up choosing to attend Northwestern HPME over Yale and Princeton, but it was a very hard decision.

    As for acceptance rates, I'm not sure about others but HPME has around a 5% acceptance rate. ~1000 people send in cards, 700 receive applications, 120 receive an interview, 50 are accepted, and usually 40 matriculate.
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