I meant medical school application, not Carms. An applicant from a wealthy family has the luxury of filling their CV with thousands of hours of volunteer because their parents have paid for everything they have, so theyâ€™ve never needed to work a day in their life. They can afford prep companies to ace the MCAT, theyâ€™ve been able to study without interruption or the distraction of a job, and they can pursue as much research as they please because they will have food on their plate when they get home.
Iâ€™m not some bitter person who has it against med students because I was never accepted, because I was a medical student. What I noticed first day of class was how wealthy the vast majority were. I was in Vancouver, and just about every student was gunning for a specialty. It doesnâ€™t take much research to confirm medical students are predominantly affluent, and the vast majority of practicing physicians come from rich families. I mean the track record speaks for itself, continue to self select for affluent applicants and continue to watch the family physician deficit grow.