@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.
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!
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.
@ 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?
Won't guess if you won't tell.
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.
Congratulations.Factoid:Medicare dollars are used to
fund residency programs for Drs.-in-training, approximately $40,000 per