This is part of an ongoing series on some of the most popular colleges for pre-meds and med students. You are welcome to add your comments and suggestions! -Don Osborne
As a pre-med going to UC Berkeley or living in the San Francisco area, you’re probably thinking of attending the UC San Francisco School of Medicine or the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. It’s a hip place to be and it’s got some of the most beautiful sunsets in the United States. After all, it’s in California.
Here are some stats from AAMC in case you’re wondering:
- Number of applicants — 7,366
- Number of matriculants — 165
- In-state and out-of-state matriculants — 82.4% / 17.6%
- Average GPA of students — 3.8
- Average MCAT score — 35
I don’t think I need to make a case for San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge, the beautiful weather, and the friendly people — the city is incredibly lively. It can be considered the “New York City of the West Coast” and that’s no exaggeration. However, UC San Francisco Medical School is pretty robust in its application process so you definitely need a hand to get your grades on par.