|Medical students seeking admission at 5:1 rate|
About five applications for each available seat have been received for the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Class of 2011, according to Judy DeMers, associate dean for student affairs and admissions at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
A total of 276 applications have been received this fall for the 55 state-supported seats in the first-year class which begins in August 2007.
"We are very pleased with the quality of the applicant pool this year," DeMers said. "Not only are they well-qualified academically, but they also appear very committed to helping people with their knowledge and skill."
The medical school's admissions committee began conducting interviews Dec. 8 to select members of next year's incoming class. The committee has invited about 140 applicants for interviews which will continue next weekend and into January for the regular seats.
The school also conducts interviews for seven federally-funded seats to select qualified students to be admitted through its Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program. Those interviews will take place in February.
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