tomwatts wrote:The med school application process is still the most harrowing of all app processes, though. Over 60,000 people take the MCAT each year (a hard test in itself, and unlike the LSAT, a test of content -- so these people have already taken a year each of bio, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics). Of those, a little over 40,000 apply to med school. Of those, about 18,000 get into even one school and matriculate.
And getting into, say, UCSF is a little different from just getting in at all (in the same way that getting into HLS is different from getting into a Tier 2). Med schools are also much smaller than law schools (think a couple dozen per entering class instead of several hundred), so any particular admissions decision is more random and fluky than any particular law school decision.
Remind me to never show this post to my brother so he can lord this over me.