Please tell us a bit about yourself (include where you are in your path to becoming a physician).I'm an engineer living in the northeast with a wife and a beautiful baby boy. I recently got accepted to my state's medical school so I'll be starting next fall. To say I'm excited would be an understatement.
The U.S. News is at it again! Unlike their other lists, this top 10 list is based on one simple FACTUAL number.
The new 2011 numbers are in (10 Medical Schools With the Lowest Acceptance Rates), and according the U.S. News, over 500,000 applications were submitted by an number of applicants (each applicant often applies to multiple schools, so the 500,000 applications, is not from 500,000 applicants).
The list of the 10 most popular medical schools was built from one piece of data - the percentage of accepted students that a medical school actually enrolled. The definition of popular is "liked, admired or enjoyed by many people." While at a glance it may seem that the higher percentage of students matriculating equals "popular," it most definitely is NOT the case.