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Does the college I go to affect my chances of getting into Medical School?

I'm currently a sophomore, but post-high school, I plan on attending a college in the New England Region. Afterward, I aspire to attend Medical School and become a certified Pediatrician :)

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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Anita! No, it does not they just look at your GPA, and your experiences. Med school will help you move on forward with whatever is needed you need practices on. It will not matter what schools you have been to.Good luck!
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M’s Answer

Hi Anita! No it does not. What med schools look at is that you maintained a great GPA, have the necessary volunteer hours and experience, and a good MCAT score. So, the college that you go to does not matter, however it may seem like it, because going to a "better named" school means they have better resources, however the competition is also greater. Good luck, hope this helped!
Thank you comment icon Ahh thank you! Anita
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Jeffrey’s Answer

I think it probably does, to a certain extent.
An "ivy" BA may carry more weight than a state school, in the mix of qualities Med schools use.
The best first approach is (a) a good GPA; (b) include at least one year of biology, two years of chemistry, one year of physics and math through calculus; (c) show otherwise that you are a well rounded adjusted individual with one or two strong interests, interests maintained over time.
Thank you comment icon This is interesting, thank you! Anita
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