These 10 medical schools have the lowest acceptance rates

U.S. News & World Report has released a short list which outlines the most selective medical schools in the nation for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approximately 118 ranked medical schools, which had already been ranked by the news source, submitted student acceptance information to U.S. News & World Report. Unranked schools, which did not meet U.S. News & World Report's criteria to be ranked, were not included. Out of all 118 schools, the average acceptance rate for the 2016-2017 school year was 5.8 percent. However, at the following 10 schools, the average acceptance rate was much lower — only 2.6 percent.

Here are the 10 medical schools with the lowest acceptance rates for the 2016-2017 school year.

1. Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (Rochester, Minn.) — 1.8 percent
2. Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.) — 2.5 percent
2. Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine — 2.5 percent
4. Florida State University College of Medicine (Tallahassee) — 2.6 percent
4. George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (Washington, D.C.) — 2.6 percent
4. Wake Forest School of Medicine (Winston-Salem, N.C.) — 2.6 percent
7. Brown University – Alpert Medical School (Providence, R.I.) — 2.7 percent
7. UC Davis School of Medicine (Sacramento) — 2.7 percent
7. David Geffen School of Medicine at UC Los Angeles — 2.7 percent
10. UC San Diego School of Medicine — 3 percent

All of the above medical schools were also on U.S. News & World Report's list of medical schools with the lowest acceptance for the 2015-2016 school year.

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