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UVM Among 10 Most Selective Medical Schools, According to U.S. News “Short List”

First- and second-year medical students at the University of Vermont College of Medicine can give themselves an extra pat on the back for defying the odds in medical school acceptance rates. UVM ranks eighth out of 11 medical schools – and ahead of Harvard – with the lowest acceptance rates, according to “The Short List,” a regular series produced by U.S. News & World Report that is separate from the publication’s overall college rankings.

According to the report in the August 14, 2012 issue of U.S. News & World Report, the UVM College of Medicine’s acceptance rate in 2011 was 3.7 percent. The most selective school was the Mayo Clinic Medical School, which had a reported 1.9 percent acceptance rate.