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Applying to Medical School: Out-of-State? Out of Luck.

· September 23, 2013 @ 11:20 AM · Comment

 

Applying to medical school is a process that requires careful research into which schools will even bother to consider your application. Many medical schools place preference on in-state applicants and have low out-of-state applicant acceptance rates.1. Why? These state schools want to increase in-state applicant enrollment and prevent physician shortages.

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What is the Benefit of Rejecting Out-of-State Medical School Applicants?

Public state medical schools have an agenda to educate future physicians who will remain in the state and practice in underserved regions of their home state. There is also an increasing need to prevent physician shortages by offering early admittance programs, bonuses, and loan repayment programs2.

But what does this mean for OOS applicants? An OOS applicant is at risk of wasting their time and money applying out-of-state. Especially if they apply to medical schools in states like California and Texas with schools that rank in the top 403, large numbers of OOS applicants, and low (almost non-existent) OOS acceptance rates.


List of allopathic medical schools that DO NOT accept out-of-state applicants:
  • East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine (NC)
  • Mercer University School of Medicine (GA)
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (IL)
  • University of California: Davis (CA)
  • University of California: Riverside (CA)
  • University of Mississippi School of Medicine (MS)

List of Medical Schools with Less than 10% Out-of-State Matriculants:

  • University of South Alabama College of Medicine (9.5%)
  • University of California: Los Angeles – Geffen (8%)
  • University of California: Irvine (11.5%)
  • University of Florida College of Medicine (10.6%)
  • Florida State University College of Medicine (0.8%)
  • Medical College of Georgia (3.5%)
  • Louisiana State University: Shreveport (2.5%)
  • University of Massachusetts (2.4%)
  • UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical School (1.1%)
  • UMDNJ: Robert Wood Johnson (9.0%)
  • University of New Mexico (4.9%)
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University (3.7%)
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (6.4%)
  • East Tennessee State University: James H. Quillen College of Medicine (6.9%)
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine (6.1%)
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (5.0%)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (9.3%)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Paul L. Foster School of Medicine(6.3%)
  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (Galveston) (3.5%)
  • The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio (10.3%)
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston (8.3%)

List of Medical Schools with 11-16% Out-of-State Matriculants:

  • University of California: Los Angeles – Drew (12.5%)
  • Florida International University: Wertheim (15.8%)
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine (14.2%)
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine: New Orleans (11.6%)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine (14.6%)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (11.7%)
  • SUNY: Upstate (12.2%)
  • University of Oklahoma School of Medicine (12.4%)
  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine (11.9%)
  • Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota (13.8%)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (14.3%)

List of Medical Schools with 17-20% Out-of-State Matriculants:

  • University of California: San Francisco (20%)
  • University of Connecticut (16.7%)
  • Florida Atlantic University – Schmidt College of Medicine (19%)
  • Indiana University School of Medicine (19.4%)
  • University of Minnesota Medical School(19.6%)
  • University of Nebraska College of Medicine (19.4%)
  • University of Nevada College of Medicine (20.6%)
  • Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine (17.4%)
  • SUNY: Downstate (19.5%)
  • Wright State University-Boonshoft (17.5%)
  • Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences (18.6%)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (19.1%)

List of Medical Schools with 21-25% Out-of-State Matriculants:

  • University of Central Florida (25%)
  • University of South Florida-Morsani (21.5%)
  • University of Hawaii-Burns (22.7%)
  • University of Louisville (21.9%)
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine (21.9%)
  • Michigan State University (23.5%)
  • Wayne State University (22.1%)
  • Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine (21.5%)
  • University of South Carolina-Greenvile (22.6%)
  • Baylor College of Medicine (25.4%)
  • University of Utah (25.6%)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (22.3%)

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Footnotes
  1. Table 1: U.S. Medical School Applications and Matriculants by School, State of Legal Residence, and Sex, 2012 from AAMC
  2. How states are keeping doctors from moving out by Carolyne Krupa (2011)
  3. U.S. News Ranking of Best Medical Schools (Ranking based off amount of NIH Funding)
 

 

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