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What should I be looking for in medical schools when applying?

I'm very indecisive and not too sure about what to look for? I need a little guidance. #medical-school #medical-education #healthcare #hospital-and-healthcare #doctor #med-school

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Darcy’s Answer

This depends on how much money you want to spend and your gpa. Of course Stanford or another high profile school is fantastic. USC or UCI Medical are good and even schools abroad are good enough. What does your heart tell you??? What is your financial support/plan like?
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Aim highest: look at Stanford and Columbia University requirements and price tags!!! In medical you want the best name school you can afford. Don't forget about studying abroad.
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Raquel’s Answer

The first thing you should look at when choosing what schools to apply to are where you fit in with the students they accept. There's a great resource called the MSAR. It has all of the stats on accepted students into every medical school in the US, and it will tell you what schools are an under reach, target, and reach for you. You want to mostly apply to schools within your target zone, but a few under/over reaches aren't a bad idea.
Once you get into the interview season and are really deciding what school to go to you want to look at what school is the best fit for you. Important questions to ask include: cost of tuition, how much financial aid is typically given, is it important to be close to home, is out of state tuition more than in state, what is the culture of the school, and what residencies students tend to get into. A lot of this information can be found online, but you will also learn a lot during your interviews. Remember that in an interview you're also looking at the school to see if it's a good fit for you. If you can talk to the students to see how they feel about it. It's a big decision to choose where to go to medical school, and there's a lot that goes into it.
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