You should always hope for the best but plan for the worst when it comes to applications. These rumors circulate in different forms but I think I can sum them up in two: 1) that medical school admissions at the University of Utah favor less-qualified non-LDS women and minorities over higher-qualified LDS white males and 2) that there is a bias against Utah residents.
I was even considering finishing up the secondary apps for KU and UIC to add more statistical chances to my pool but decided not to. The reason is, as stated in another post, because my stats are not too impressive for KU (in-state oriented) and the tuition at UIC is outrageous and I am not feeling the school either.
During this time students are instructed in the basic sciences ( anatomy , physiology , pharmacology , immunology etc.) with activities integrated with the medical specialties, allowing the student an overview of the practical application of such content.
There are various associations involved with providing grants for medical education scholarships training, and funding opportunities for minority students, such as the American Indian Graduate Center, American Indian Graduate Center and American Psychiatric Association.
Unfortunately, these premeds, upon fooling medical school admissions interviewers across the country into thinking they are genuine and normal and not idiotic competitive fools, evolved into medical students but forgot that they no longer have to gently press their overactive lips onto the waste disposal mechanisms of their professors for approval.