ResolutePear wrote:Not that I'm disagreeing with you, but...
Can you point me to one of those no-name med schools? I'd prefer to go to med school and have numbers to get into T14... just havn't seen any.
I don't know if you're seriously interested in this, but if you are, I can offer some info. I taught MCAT for like five or six years. I was also a pre-med UG, and I am considering medical school after law school. In case anyone is wondering why I would do such a thing: I am very interested in medical ethics and bioethics. I am getting my JD for free, and I think I can swindle a med school out of a free MD too. It's not what many people would do, and I may choose not to do it myself, but it's an idea bouncing around in my head.
There are US medical schools with somewhat lax admissions standards in terms of numbers. However, you can't really backdoor your way into medical school like you can with law school. A high GPA and MCAT score won't be enough. You also need some significant clinical experience or shadow time with a doctor. And you need to have some interview skills.
What part of the country would you like to go to med school? What are your numbers? GPA? If you haven't taken the MCAT, what's your LSAT? Do you have all the pre-reqs for med school? Med schools are completely inflexible about the pre-reqs.http://www.washington.edu/uaa/gateway/a ... pamcat.pdf
That link has all the average MCAT scores and GPAs for medical school admission in 2009. I live in Texas, so I glanced at those. UT San Antonio has 3.58/30. That's not too tough.http://www.studentdoctor.net/
is the best source of information for med school admissions. It's the TLS of the healthcare world.
Here's a numbers predictor: http://www.studentdoc.com/medfind.html