Can connections get you into medical school?

tl;dr, connections aren’t gonna directly influence your chances of gaining a specific acceptance, however they can help immensely during undergrad and for all the work/experiences you need on your application. Sure this helps with a very small amount of unqualified applicants, but no.

How important are medical school secondaries?

Secondary applications are time sensitive, in that the faster you return them to the institution, the more strongly you convey your enthusiasm for that school. A quality secondary application submitted within one to two weeks will increase your likelihood of getting an interview.

When should I hear back from medical schools?

Overall, in the U.S., the majority of candidates hear back from medical schools for interviews between October and January, but there’s variation even in that wide spread of time.

What percentage of applicants are accepted to medical school?


What Major has the highest acceptance rate to medical school?

Specialized Health Science has the worst acceptance rate, and although Math and Statistics applicants are few in numbers, they have the highest acceptance rate, followed by Humanities majors. The last three graphs show how average acceptance rates are related to GPA and MCAT scores for each major.

What is the easiest pre med major?

Pursue a Bachelor’s in anything in the Liberal Arts or Humanities: The easiest route in terms of getting good grades but you’ll have to take more courses and credits to get the Pre-Med courses completed. Might as well get a minor in Biology you know.

What major best prepares you for the MCAT?

It turns out that students with Humanities, Math and Statistics, and Physical Sciences—the groups with the highest admissions rates—tend to achieve the highest Total MCAT scores.

What do most doctors major in?

These are the 20 most popular majors for doctorsMajorRankBiology1Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology2Psychology3Chemistry416 •

How hard is pre med?

The material is relatively hard, but manageable if you study enough. Anyone majoring in a hard science and taking the pre-med recs will certainly encounter at least one challenging class. It can also be difficult balancing research, interning, tutoring, clubs, etc., while doing all of the hard work of classes.