Florida State University College of Medicine

The Impact of State Residency on Med School Admissions

Do medical schools—especially public institutions—give preference to in-state applicants? Do private institutions consider state residency in their med school admissions process? If you are applying as an out-of-state applicant, do you need a higher GPA and MCAT? In this post, we’ll walk you through what we’ve gleaned about whether in-state preference plays a role in med school admissions, and how much.

A Primer on Medical School Waitlists

If you’ve been waitlisted by one or more of the medical schools you’ve applied to, we know how agonizing the uncertainty can be! Find out how common it is to get off the waitlist and when you could hear back from schools. Know that getting onto the waitlist is almost as hard as getting accepted to medical school. Being waitlisted gives you a chance to reevaluate and strengthen your application.

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