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Friday, April 19, 2013

For pre-meds applying this cycle that have not heard from medical schools yet

I have been receiving many e-mails recently from pre-med clients asking about their chances of getting into medical school if they haven't heard from the schools yet. I wanted to share my response with all pre-meds, as I know this is a commonly asked question and an incredibly stressful time.

All medical schools, by rule, must have offered the number of acceptances as places in their class by April 15. Given that it is April 19, it is most likely that if you haven't heard from a school yet, you will likely be either waitlisted or rejected. Though some schools will offer more acceptances than places in their class, it is rare. But don't despair! If you are waitlisted, you are still in the game. The vast majority of medical schools "move" their waitlist - this means that some pre-meds on the waitlist gets in.

If you are waitlisted, check back next week for my weekly Medical School Admissions blog covering waitlist strategy tips.

Hang in there,

SMM

Suzanne M. Miller, MD, FACEP
Emergency Physician
CEO, MDadmit: Medical Admissions Consulting and Essay Editing
www.MDadmit.com
415.939.5251
Author of:
How to be Pre-Med
The Medical School Admissions Guide
How To Get Into Medical School with a Low GPA

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