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Does it matter for medical schools to find school you graduated from?

I think it’s a really important question for medical students, since they have to maintain a really high GPA.
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Estelle’s Answer

Medical schools are interested in your GPA, MCAT scores, letters of recommendation, shadowing experiences, and personal statements. GPA is very important.

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Ari! I agree with previous answers. Medical schools care about you as an applicant and why you want to go to medical school and become a physician. You can pick a university/college for a variety of reasons, tuition, being close to home, interests, campus size, and so on. That being said it won't really make a difference to a medical school why you went there. When you do apply they want to see that you pursued high grades, extracurriculars and kept your interests in the medical field. Keep checking with your premed adviser and go to AAMC.org for up to date and helpful information about being a premed student as well. Keep working hard and you will get to your goals!

Best of luck!

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Richard’s Answer

Pick a college that suits your personality and a major that interests you. 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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Sanaz’s Answer

Not really. Its more about the grades. Never once in my medical career did someone ask where I went to school. Bring the grades and the MCAT and that is what will ultimately help you out :)


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Rachel’s Answer

As long as your 4 year university is relatively well-respected (average state school is fine), medical schools will not care where you graduated from. GPA is much more important.

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