7. Where to Apply? + Red Flag Schools 2017-08-15T06:45:06+00:00

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Video Overview

In this lesson, we will be going over how to pick a school to apply to. Things to think about are:

  1. Pick a school you’ll be happy with
  2. Approach every school as if this were the only school you got into
  3. Don’t focus too much on rankings
  4. Look at out of state acceptance rate
  5. Research vs clinical focused med schools

Red Flag Schools

The schools marked as red flag generally are due to very low out of state acceptance rate. If you are out of state, or don’t follow their specific guidelines, you may want to focus your efforts in other schools. This could potentially save you a lot of money and increase your chances of being accepted at other schools. However, use these as markers, as there are always exceptions to the rule and guidelines are adjusted each year.

Doesn’t accept out of state (as reported by MSAR)

  1. University of Nevada (only accepts students from Nevada, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah)
  2. Mercer University School of Medicine (GA)
  3. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (IL)
  4. University of Mississippi School of Medicine (MS)
  5. The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (NC)
  6. University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (PR)

Very low out of state acceptance rate (<10% of class is OOS)

  1. Central Michigan University College (8% of class is OOS)
  2. East Tennessee State University (5% of class is OOS)
  3. Florida State University College of Medicine (4% of class is OOS)
  4. Louisiana State University of Medicine in New Orleans (8% of class is OOS)
  5. Louisiana State University of Medicine in Shreveport (2% of class is OOS)
  6. Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University (6.5% of class is OOS)
  7. Northeast Ohio Medical University (2% of class is OOS)
  8. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (0% of class is OOS)
  9. Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2% of class is OOS)
  10. State University of New York Upstate Medical University (8% of class is OOS)
  11. Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine (4.5% of class is OOS)
  12. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul Foster School of Medicine (2% of class is OOS)
  13. University of Alberta (4% of class is OOS)
  14. University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College (9.5% of class is OOS)
  15. University of Calgary (7% of class is OOS)
  16. University of California Davis (3% of class is OOS)
  17. University of California Riverside (0% of class is OOS)
  18. University of Florida College of Medicine (9% of class is OOS)
  19. University of Kansas (8.5% of class is OOS)
  20. University of Massachussettes (2.5% of class is OOS)
  21. University of New Mexico (4% of class is OOS)
  22. University of South Alabama (9.5% of class is OOS)
  23. University of Tennessee (6.7% of class is OOS)
  24. University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston (8% of class is OOS)

Low out of state acceptance rate (<20% of class is OOS)

  1. Medical University of Southern Carolina College of Medicine (11.5% of class is OOS)
  2. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (13% of class is OOS)
  3. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of Medicine Lubbock (10% of class is OOS)
  4. The University of Texas San Antonio (11% of class is OOS)
  5. University of California Los Angeles (12% of class is OOS)
  6. University of California Irvine (10% of class is OOS)
  7. University of California San Diego (16% of class is OOS)
  8. University of California San Francisco (17% of class is OOS)
  9. University of Connecticut (11% of class is OOS)
  10. University of Hawaii (13% of class is OOS)
  11. University of Nebrasks (15% of class is OOS)
  12. University of Oklahoma (10% of class is OOS)
  13. Wayne State University (13% of class is OOS)
  14. Wright State University Boonshoft (13.5% of class is OOS)

Special Screening for out of State

  1. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (OOS applicants should have a science GPA (or BCPM) of >3.49; cumulative GPA of >3.59 and a total MCAT score of 33 or greater)

Other:

  1. University of Missouri-Kansas City – (20 accepted students per cycle due to the majority of class coming from BS/MD program)

 

*It is important to note that a low percentage of OOS students in the entering class is not the same as the acceptance rate. Actual OOS acceptance is generally higher, but OOS students would generally attend in state schools if given the opportunity.