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Medical School Reject-O-Rama

Trail of a medical school candidate

Hisashi T Fujinaka

“And you thought you have rejection letters. See what Hisashi received in less than five years and over sixty attempts. His bio should inspire you not to loose heart. Try, Try and Try again son.”

Before you ask questions, do some homework. Click on some of my other links. Just because my first name is “Hisashi” doesn’t mean I wasn’t born in Portland, Oregon (I was), that I’m not a U.S. Citizen (I am), and that I’m not an Eagle Scout (I am, even though I no longer support the Boy Scouts of America.)
Just because they’ve always told you that hard work will get you your heart’s desires doesn’t mean it’s true. There’s a lot of luck involved in life and I’m kind of tapped out right now.
I can’t tell you to avoid applying to medical school. I will tell you that it, in part, had left me without a job, bitter, and without much confidence. Maybe when you’re approaching 40, you won’t be living with your parents or applying for jobs tutoring beginning computer students with a degree from MIT. But my problems are my own and anti-depressants didn’t do much to help me with it.
Good luck!
Some of the rejection letters are missing because I didn’t complete all the secondaries.

Select a year to see the letter

School

State

1998

1995

1994

1993

UCLA CA

1998

UCSD CA

1994

UCSF CA

1998

USC CA

1998

1995

George Washington University DC

1998

1995

Georgetown University DC

1998

1995

1994

Howard University DC

1998

1995

Emory University GA

1994

Morehouse University GA

1995

Chicago Medical School IL

1998

1995

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine IL

1995

Northwestern University IL

1998

1995

1994

Rush University IL

1995

Tulane University LA

1998

1995

1994

Boston University MA

1998

1994

Harvard University MA

1994

Tufts University MA

1998

1995

1994

University of Maryland MD

1994

USUHS MD

1995

St. Louis University MO

1998

Washington University in St. Louis MO

1998

1994

University of North Carolina NC

1994

Creighton University NE

1998

1994

Dartmouth College NH

1995

1994

Albert Einstein NY

1998

Columbia University NY

1998

Cornell University NY

1998

Mt. Sinai NY

1998

NYMC NY

1998

University of Rochester NY

1998

Case Western Reserve University OH

1998

Medical College of Ohio OH

1998

Oregon Health Sciences University OR

1998

1995

1994

1993

Jefferson PA

1998

1995

MCP/Hahnemann PA

1998

1995

University of Pennsylvania PA

1994

Meharry Medical College TN

1995

Vanderbilt University TN

1994

Eastern Virginia Medical School VA

1995

Medical College of Virginia VA

1995

University of Vermont VT

1995

University of Washington WA

1994

Medical College of Wisconsin WI

1998

1995


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The Times Higher World University Rankings 2007

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University of Cambridge

University of Oxford

Yale University

Imperial College London

Princeton University

CALTECH

University of Chicago

University College London

MIT

Columbia University

McGill University

Duke University

University of Penn

Johns Hopkins Univ

Australian National Univ

University of Tokyo

University of Hong Kong

Stanford University

Carnegie Mellon University

Cornell University

University of California, Berkeley

University of Edinburgh

King’s College London

Kyoto University

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

University of Melbourne

Ecole Polytechnique

Northwestern University

University of Manchester

University of Sydney

Brown University

University of British Columbia

University of Queensland

National University of Singapore

Peking University

University of Bristol

Chinese University of Hong Kong

University of Michigan

Tsinghua University

University of California, LA

ETH Zurich

Monash University

University of New South Wales

University of Toronto

Osaka University

Boston University

University of Amsterdam

New York University

University of Auckland

Seoul National University

University of Texas at Austin

Hong Kong University of Sc & Tech

Trinity College Dublin

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Warwick

University of California, San Diego

London School of Economics

Heidelberg University

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

University of Adelaide

Delft University of Technology

University of Western Australia

University of Birmingham

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität  M

Technische Universität München

University of Sheffield

Nanyang Technological University

University of Nottingham

Dartmouth College

Uppsala University

University of Illinois

Emory University

University of York

University of St Andrews

University of Pittsburgh

Purdue University

University of Maryland

University of Leeds

University of Southampton

Vanderbilt University

University of Glasgow

Leiden University

Case Western Reserve Univ

Fudan University

University of Vienna

Queen’s University

Utrecht University

Pen State University

Tokyo Institute of Tech

Rice University

University of Copenhagen

University of Montreal

University of Rochester

University of California, Davis

University of Alberta

Georgia Institute of Technology

Cardiff University

University of Helsinki

University of Liverpool

Georgetown University

National Taiwan University

Tohoku University

University of Geneva

Lund University

University of Colorado

McMaster University

Durham University

University of Virginia

Maastricht University

Nagoya University

University of Waterloo

University of Aarhus

University of Basel

University of Otago

University of California, SB

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De L

University of Southern California

Ohio State University

University of Sussex

Texas A&M University

Université Catholique de Louvain

University of Ghent

Nanjing University

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Univ of Western Ontario

Hebrew Univ of Jerusalem

Newcastle University

Technical Univ of Denmark

Eindhoven University of Tech

Korea Adv Inst of Sc & Tech

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

University of Arizona

University of Florida

Kyushu University

University of Aberdeen

Indiana University Bloomington

Simon Fraser University

University of California, Irvine

University of Zurich

University of Minnesota

Universität Tübingen

Universität Freiburg

University of Bath

Freie Universität Berlin

University of Lancaster

Wageningen University

City University of Hong Kong

Queen Mary, Univ of London

Hokkaido University

University of North Carolina

Tel Aviv University

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Univ of Sc &Tech of China

University of Notre Dame

Ecole Normale Supérieure

Cranfield University

Michigan State University

Tufts University

Keio University

Washington University in St Louis

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Universität Stuttgart

University of Calgary

Vienna University of Tech

Universität Göttingen

Macquarie University

Helsinki University of Tech

University of Dundee

Universität Karlsruhe

University of Bologna

University of Groningen

University of MA ,Amherst

University of São Paulo

University of Campinas

University College Dublin

Rutgers,  New Jersey

University of Reading

Waseda University

Rheinisch-Westfälische Tech

Università Degli Studi Di Roma

Université Louis Pasteur

University of Leicester

University of Twente

University of Antwerp

University of Canterbury

University of Oslo

University of Surrey

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

KTH, Royal Institute of Technology

Univ Nat Autónoma de México

University of Barcelona

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Queensland Univ of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology

Kobe University

University of Wollongong

University of Cape Town

Rmit University

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Austria

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US

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Taiwan

Japan

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For a Commentry on this Ranking also See:

THES-QS World University Rankings 2007

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Subject Biological Test Required.

GRE subject test is required by the following universities for their graduate biology programs:

1. Stanford University. YES for Doctorate.

School of Humanities and Sciences.

2. Harvard University. YES

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

3. University of California–Berkeley

Graduate Division, College of Letters and Sciences. YES for Doctorate

Dept. of Integrative Biology

4. Johns Hopkins University. YES for Doctorate.

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

5. Princeton University. YES for Doctorate.

6. Duke University. YES for Doctorate.

7. Columbia University. YES

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

8. Cornell University. YES

9. University of California–San Diego. YES

Graduate Studies and Research

10. Washington University in St. Louis. YES for Doctorate

11. University of California–Los Angeles. YES

12. University of Pennsylvania. YES Doctorate

13. Baylor College of Medicine. YES for Doctorate

14. University of California–Davis. YES Doctorate

Graduate Group in Cell and Developmental Biology

15. Vanderbilt University (TN). Recommended for Doctorate.

16. University of California–Irvine. YES

17. University of Virginia. YES

College of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

18. Case Western Reserve University. YES

19. Dartmouth College. YES

20. Carnegie Mellon University. YES for Doctorate.

21. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick. YES

22. University of Massachusetts–Amherst. YES

23. University of Pittsburgh. YES

24. University of Rochester. YES

25. New York University YES for Doctorate.

Graduate School of Arts and Science

26. University of Illinois–Chicago. YES

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

27. Arizona State University. YES

28. Boston University. YES

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

29. University of Connecticut. YES

30. University of Kansas. YES

31. University of Miami. YES

College of Arts and Sciences

32. Washington State University. YES

33. University of California–Santa Cruz. YES

34. Colorado State University. YES

35. Syracuse University. YES

36. University of Notre Dame. YES

37. Boston College. YES

38. Wake Forest University. YES

39. College of William and Mary. YES

40. Rutgers State University–Newark. YES for Doctorate

41. Temple University. YES

42. University of Delaware YES

7 & 8 year Medical Programs Part II

Boston U
Brown U (8 yr)
Case Western Reserve U (8 yr)
Drexel U (7 yr)
East Tennessee State U (8 yr w/ Quillen – apply once enrolled at ETSU)
Florida International University (w/ the University of South Florida)
George Washington U (7 yr)
Howard U (7 yr)
Illinois Institute of Technology (8 yr) with Rosalind Franklin U. of Medicine and Science
John Carroll University
Lehigh U with Drexel University College of Medicine (7 yr) (Formerly Medical College of PA)
Miami U (FL) – 7 year program
Michigan State U (Medical Scholars Program)
Missouri U – Columbia (Conley Scholars Program)
Muhlenberg College (8 yr with Drexel U College of Medicine)
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine – 6 or 7 year pgm
Northwestern U (7yr)
Nova Southeastern University (7 yr – DO program)
Ohio State U (7/8 yr – must be Nat’l Merit, Nat’l Achievement to qualify)
Old Dominion U with Eastern Virginia Medical School
Penn State U with Jefferson Medical Coll. of Thomas Jefferson U
Rensselaer with Albany Medical College
Rice U with Baylor College of Medicine (8 yr)
Rutgers University – Camden (BA/DO program w/ University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey)
Siena College with Albany Medical College (8 yr)
Sophie Davis School with CUNY
St. Bonaventure University (8 yr with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine)
SUNY – Brooklyn College and Stony Brook
Tulane U – (7 & 8 yr – apply once enrolled)
U California Riverside
U of Southern California with Keck School of Med (8 yr)
U of Alabama – Birmingham
U of Connecticut (8 yr)
U of Central Florida (w/ USF Medical School)
U of Dayton (with Cincinnati)
U of Florida (7 yr)
U of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
U of Missouri – Kansas City (6 yr)
University of New Mexico (8 yr)
U of Pittsburgh
U of Rochester (8 yr)
U of S. Alabama
U of South Florida (7 yr)
Union College with Albany Medical College (8 yr)
Vanderbilt (8 yr – ENGAGE program)
Villanova U with Drexel University College of Medicine (Formerly Medical College of PA)
Virginia Commonwealth U – (8 yr program)
Wilkes University (PA) (with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Wisconsin U – Madison (Wisconsin residents only – 7/8 yr)
Xavier University

In addition,the following two resources will be helpful:

1. American Association of Medical Colleges website

They offer a curriculum directory which you can use to search for various types of combined degree programs. Select “BS/MD” in the pull-down menu. (They don’t list BA/MD programs.)

2. Book of Majors by CollegeBoard

Other Articles of interest

Schools Offering Combined Degrees BS/MD Part 1

7 year combined BA / DDS Programs

English Program Ranking

Ranking of English Programs (5 = highest)

1. Harvard University (MA) 4.8
Stanford University (CA) 4.8
University of California – Berkeley 4.8
Yale University (CT) 4.8
5. University of Chicago 4.7
6. Cornell University (NY) 4.6
Princeton University (NJ) 4.6
8. Columbia University (NY) 4.5
Johns Hopkins University (MD) 4.5
10. University of Pennsylvania 4.4
11. University of California – Los Angeles 4.3
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 4.3
University of Virginia 4.3
14. Brown University (RI) 4.2
15. Duke University (NC) 4.1
University of California – Irvine 4.1
17. University of Wisconsin – Madison 4.0
18. Northwestern University (IL) 3.9
Rutgers State University – New Brunswick (NJ) 3.9
University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign 3.9
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill 3.9
University of Texas – Austin 3.9
23. Indiana University – Bloomington 3.8
University of Washington 3.8
25. New York University 3.7
26. CUNY Graduate School and University Center 3.6
27. Pennsylvania State University – University Park 3.5
University of Iowa 3.5
Vanderbilt University (TN) 3.5
30. Emory University (GA) 3.4
University of California – Davis 3.4
University of California – Santa Barbara 3.4
University of Pittsburgh 3.4
34. Claremont Graduate School (CA) 3.3
Ohio State University – Columbus 3.3
Rice University (TX) 3.3
University of Maryland – College Park 3.3
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities 3.3
39. Brandeis University (MA) 3.2
University at Buffalo (NY) 3.2
University of California – San Diego 3.2
University of California – Santa Cruz 3.2
University of Massachusetts – Amherst 3.2
University of Southern California 3.2
Washington University in St. Louis 3.2
46. Tufts University (MA) 3.1
University of Arizona 3.1
University of California – Riverside 3.1
University of Florida 3.1
University of Illinois – Chicago 3.1
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee 3.1
52. University of Colorado – Boulder 3.0
University of Notre Dame (IN) 3.0
54. Boston University 2.9
Michigan State University 2.9
Tulane University (LA) 2.9
University of Oregon 2.9
University of Rochester (NY) 2.9
59. Texas A&M University – College Station 2.8
University of Kansas 2.8
University of Utah 2.8
62. Binghamton University (NY) 2.7
Boston College 2.7
Miami University – OXford (OH) 2.7
Purdue University – West Lafayette (IN) 2.7
SUNY – Stony Brook 2.7
University of Connecticut 2.7
University of Delaware 2.7
University of Georgia 2.7
University of Kentucky 2.7
71. Fordham University (NY) 2.6
Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge 2.6
Syracuse University (NY) 2.6
Temple University (PA) 2.6
University of Missouri – Columbia 2.6
University of Nebraska – Lincoln 2.6
University of Oklahoma 2.6
University of Tennessee – Knoxville 2.6
79. Arizona State University 2.5
George Washington University (DC) 2.5
University of New Mexico 2.5