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What is the acceptance rate for med, vet, and dental school at CC?
For the 2013-14 application year: 38 CC students applied to MD and DO school, 35 had interviews, and 31 were accepted - 88%; 2 students applied to dental school and were accepted - 100%; 3 students applied to vet school and were accepted - 100%; 1 applied to PA school and was accepted - 100%.
What are the medical schools that accept our students?
Our students have been accepted to:
Florida International University
Oregon Health and Science University
University of Arkansas
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Hawaii
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Southern California
University of Texas
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Washington
Can I take required courses at a community college or online?
Most medical, dental, and vet schools prefer that the required courses come from a 4-year institution. It varies from school to school regarding online and community college courses. The student will need to check with the school of interest for specifics.
I heard that schools do background checks as part of the admissions process. Do I need to disclose everything?
Yes, it is very important to disclose any information that may be pulled up in a background check. It's also important to check with Student Life about any infractions you may have received as a student. For more information on your conduct history, contact Senior Assistant Dean of Students Cesar Cervantes.
Do I have to major in biology or chemistry to apply to med, vet, or dental school?
No! In fact, many medical schools prefer non-science majors, as this exhibits a well-rounded understanding of many curricular areas.