Graduate health programs accept 81 percent of Bates applicants

Eighty-one percent of Bates students and alumni who worked with the College’s Medical Studies Committee in applying to health care-related graduate programs for fall 2008 matriculation were accepted. According to a report issued this week by the committee, 19 of 25 (76 percent) of Bates applicants were accepted to all opathic or osteopathic schools, ranging from Albert Einstein College of Medicine to the Yale University School of Medicine. Another 10 out of 11 (91 percent) of Bates applicants were accepted into dental, nursing, veterinary and other health-related programs. Nationally, about 43 percent of applicants were accepted at all opathic schools and 38 percent at osteopathic schools.

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