No Letter, Now What?
13 Sep, 2010
This episode, which aired in May 2010, is now available as a free download on our iTunes page!
Supply and Demand. It’s a principle that underlies even medical school admissions. Each year, there are invariably many very qualified applicants who are not admitted to medical school, and it’s not because they are not deserving of a position. At the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine — which houses the medical students who produce Radio Rounds — the annual acceptance rate is approximately 7%, meaning that 93 out of every 100 applicants are not accepted to the school.
So for students who don’t receive a letter, what can they do to improve their application for the following year? In this special episode, we ask that question (and many more) to three medical school admissions directors:
- Dr. Stephen Manuel, Assistant Dean of Admissions, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
- Dr. Steve Peterson, Associate Dean of Admissions, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
- Debra E. Stalk, MPH Director of Admissions & Associate Director, MBS Program, The Commonwealth Medical College
As always, the free-to-download podcast of this episode (and all past episodes) can be found on our iTunes page!