Wednesday March 10, 2010
Because application fees are high, you should avoid applying to a huge number of schools. The Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) can help you to determine the entrance requirements, selection factors, matriculant profile and application procedures for the allopathic medical schools. The book is available for reference in the Pre-professional Advising Office. You can order your own copy from Follett’s or from AMCAS (202)828-0416..
Wherever else you may decide to apply, you should also apply to the public medical colleges in your home state. State residents receive preference for admission to their state schools and pay much lower tuition. Conversely, before you apply to public medical schools outside your home state, remember that most of them accept relatively few out-of-state students and that tuition is high. Outside of your state of residence it is usually wiser to apply to private institutions. Consult the MSAR for information on a school’s proportion of in-state to out-of-state entrants.