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.