Which is professional school is harder to get into?
- Sam SpayedLv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Medical school is much harder to get into.
Law school has not prerequisite classes. You need to take the LSAT, but there's no specific knowledge you need, just good reading comprehension, logic and writing skills.
Medical school has several prerequisite classes, some of which (organic chemistry, biochemistry) are quite difficult. The MCAT tests specific knowledge of many subjects (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.).
Plus most medical schools require volunteer and physician shadowing hours, and most like to see some medical research experience. So even a 4.0 GPA and a high MCAT score does not guarantee admission into a medical school, without the volunteer and shadowing commitment, whereas a 4.0 GPA and a high LSAT score will pretty much get you into any law school.
For comparison, in 2019, the acceptance rate for Harvard Law was 12%, and for Harvard medicine was 3%.
- ibu guruLv 73 weeks ago
Medical school. Much more stringent academic & other requirements, lower overall acceptance rates.
- AmarettaLv 73 weeks ago
Medical school is harder by far -- and it should be. It's a bigger commitment and people's lives are at stake.
- Diane ALv 73 weeks ago
med school--fewer of them to start, more rigorous curricula to get in
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- .Lv 73 weeks ago
A medical doctor is always a scientist, so if you’re bad at STEM, then getting into law school is easier.