For most, the greatest chance of acceptance is at public programs in the state of their legal residence. For these programs and as you look at private programs and those outside your state of residence, you are encouraged to investigate these schools with respect to GPA and MCAT numbers, Cost, Location, Percentage of out versus in state acceptances as well as curriculum, etc. As you begin to investigate schools outside your state, you will have some basis for comparison. Use the following references to assist you (copies of these located in our office):
- Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR)
- ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools
- Schools and Colleges of Optometry: Admissions Requirements
- World Directory of Medical Schools
- Osteopathic Medical College Information Book
In addition, the professional association web sites (AAMC, ADEA, AACOM, etc) are full of good information on their schools/programs. Also, each school has its own website. Please take time to review the information on each program of interest early to ensure that you will meet their requirements as well as for how well your credentials meet with their program specifications.