University of Utah med students find out where they match for residency

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  • Twin Sister LINDON, UT
    March 18, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    @NinjamaPwr You are right, I should have congratulated these doctors on their residency matches. Congratulations to all of them! I am happy for them and their successes. I responded as I did, because the comment posted by Straitpath rang a bell with me. I was letting Straitpath know that I understand what it feels like to have a son-in-law accepted by top 20 schools and then be rejected by the U when at the time my son-in-law interviewed there, the U was ranked 35th. My son-in-law told me that the U weighs MCAT scores and GPA differently than most other med schools (they are weighted less and other criteria are weighted more--being a U undergrad helps) and that I shouldn't expect him to get an acceptance there. He was right and this different admissions standard is apparently has a reputation among those who apply. It is too bad that Utah has to ship many of their finest med school applicants out-of-state rather than retaining them. It would be nice of Utah had more than one med school since there are so many who could benefit the State.

  • shandandy Salt Lake City, UT
    March 18, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    I hate to rain on the pity parade, but the U gets thousands of applicants each year who are all smart, personable, have good grades, and would make fantastic doctors. Unfortunately, they have very few spots (it was 82, now it's a little over 100) and every year they have to send out rejection letters to a lot of good applicants, regardless of where they finished their undergraduate education. All the more reason to cheer on the students that matched and the passage of the bill that increased the class size!

  • NinjamaPwr Salt Lake, UT
    March 16, 2013 9:01 p.m.

    Oh brother! I love how instead of simply congratulating these men and women it became a gripe fest about how your particular shining stars were not selected for admission. I think you would be very surprised at how many of this years graduates are U and BYU undergraduates as well as long term residents of the state. Face it, Utah has a disproportionate number of motivated individuals who desire to attend medical school and not all of them can be accepted.

  • Twin Sister LINDON, UT
    March 16, 2013 6:54 p.m.

    @ Straitpath. I think I can guess. This is the same story for my son-in-law. He was a BYU graduate. He got an interview with the U med school. He had a top application with scores that beat the U's entrance requirements by a long shot but he wasn't accepted. He received offers from several out-of-state med schools that were more prestigious. Obviously, he accepted one of those. Interesting the way the U med school admissions works, isn't it?

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    March 16, 2013 4:46 p.m.

    Won't guess if you won't tell.

  • Straitpath PROVO, UT
    March 16, 2013 12:54 p.m.

    My son in law, a brilliant student and one of the top orthopedic surgeons in Utah, was denied admission tothe U of U Medical school despite the fact his family and our family were Utah residents and taxpayers for generations. He went to a prestigious school in the East and another prestigious school in California before returning to Utah to practice. He is a very personable, serious handsome young man. Any guesses why he was not accepted? There can be only one reason. You guess.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    March 15, 2013 7:07 p.m.



    Medicare dollars are used to fund residency programs for Drs.-in-training, approximately $40,000 per student/yr.