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What are my Chances for getting into Medical School? – A Simple Guide

To help answer all these future questions concerning competitiveness and chances, I have created a medical school admissions flow chart that will help you solve this problem. I present you the official guide to determining and assuring your chances for medical school. I originally created this flow chart for a forum, where the constant question of WAMC always came up. Occasionally there would be trolls in the forums that would post obvious false stats, I have incorporated how to deal with them in the flow chart. Enjoy!

Click to on the chart to see it in correct proportions


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  1. Vraev
    Vraev September 17, 2008

    Thanks for posting this. its a nice tree to keep medical school plan organised. BTW…if u mind me asking ya… How old are ya? How many times did u do the mcat? and are u in the first yr of med school right now?

  2. Open Source Doc
    Open Source Doc September 23, 2008

    Hi Vraev, I’m in my early twenties, wrote the MCAT and currently in my first year of medical school. I may do more flowcharts if people find them useful.

  3. amine
    amine October 14, 2008

    Thanks for this wonderful chart, I came in US on 2005, I have GED and I m associate degree (69 credits hr) here in PA state, and I would like go to medical school, I did check mcat test online, and I think I will be ok because I did study biology, chemistry and physique in university in my country, I need only some review because I did studied this materials on 2001 to 2004. My question is: I take the mcat test or I must go to 4 years university first, what are exactly my chances of getting into Medical School? I start from studing university or taken the mcat test or ….?

  4. Matthew Kemper
    Matthew Kemper November 19, 2008

    Love the website, I have read just about every post. I do have a question though, what d o you mean when you say “Don’t Feed the Troll”?

  5. medaholic
    medaholic November 19, 2008

    Originally, I made this flow chart for a premed forum. On forums there are trolls who post blatantly fake stats. So all inflated stats belong to these troll posts.

  6. Angela
    Angela March 6, 2009

    Interesting flow chart, curious how graduate applicants fit in?

  7. Nishbot
    Nishbot May 29, 2009

    LOL! great read!

  8. raquelle
    raquelle January 14, 2010

    haha i couldn’t stop laughing 🙂

  9. Jan
    Jan May 22, 2010

    I am unable to open the flow chart. Help?

    • medaholic
      medaholic May 23, 2010

      Click on the fllow chart. You can then save it and enlarge it

      • Mike
        Mike April 13, 2012

        Just passed this onto my nephew…thanks

  10. amy
    amy June 14, 2010

    I LOLed. Good going, hope you’re kicking arse in med school, if you’re there.

  11. Troller
    Troller August 21, 2010

    Thanks for wasting my time

  12. Lee
    Lee October 25, 2010

    Awesome chart… But if you don’t mind me asking, what software did you use to make it?

  13. Carson Destiny
    Carson Destiny June 28, 2011

    Using a flow chart made it easier for your readers to understand your topic. I also use flow charts especially when I want to illustrate a process.

  14. Danny
    Danny July 7, 2011

    @Lee – it looks like Mindjet (or some other mindmapping software) to me? I bet if you printed it out it would take qauite a few sheets of paper! (But look great on your wall!)

    • medaholic
      medaholic July 7, 2011

      On the topic of what program I used – I made the flow chart with a free trial program. Can’t even remember which one I used.

      • Pat
        Pat February 19, 2014

        How competitive would you be if you had research and clinical exposure? What if you also were accepted to pharmacy school?

  15. Kim
    Kim August 22, 2011

    Wow! Thats a pretty elaborate flowchart. Having some kind of a blueprint or flowchart before you get into anything can be really helpful. I think it can help you steer into the right direction and can give you the right perspective of looking at things. I love flowcharts though

  16. Dan Brusca
    Dan Brusca January 27, 2012

    Great flowchart – that required a fair amount of zooming and panning! Liked the humorous asides with links to the troll!

  17. verhuisbedrijf uithoorn
    verhuisbedrijf uithoorn June 22, 2014

    Well, I appreciate your efforts in creating this post however I believe you should take the time and elaborate 🙂 Great blog indeed.

  18. aanrechtblad
    aanrechtblad March 12, 2015

    Its wonderful blog really very nice site and blog facility.every title is very nice and very fatastic concept. Thanks for sharing the information.

  19. ali
    ali March 22, 2015

    I AM CURRENTLY COMPLETING MY 2ND YEAR OF MEDICAL SCHOOL. STATISTICS AREN’T EVERYTHING. Do no3t be deterred by numbers. If you have passion, some one will recognize it. Good luck!

  20. Abby
    Abby December 23, 2017

    What does it mean by, “a highly distinguished activity” in the extracurriculars section. Would being a nationally high ranked athlete count?

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