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Do medical schools look largely at what school you went to for undergraduate studies?

I wish to be a doctor and would like to know if I should worry about the "national ranking" of the school. #medicine


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Ken’s Answer

Hi Sam!


The most important thing is not where you went to college but how well you did at the college you attended.


Here are some tips that will be helpful:
http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Into-Medical-School
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/02/6-reasons-applicants-fail-medical-school.html
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/applying


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Richard’s Answer

There are plenty of good colleges and medical schools. In general if you are interested in research, you may want to look at the more elite private institutions, but if you are interested in clinical practice, a state university may offer the best value

Some admissions committees favor elite universities. However the most important thing is good grades and a high MCAT

Pick a school that is a good fit for you so you don't mind devoting a majority of your hours to studying. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.

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