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Baylor College of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Most applicants accepted have a 3.5 GPA or above. Focus is on course selection, academic challenge, & the extent extracurricular activities/employment limited opportunity for high academic achievement. Applicants are not required to major in a science field. We seek those with broad educational backgrounds, diverse socioeconomics, unique experiences, integrity, communication skills, & compassion.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Karen E. Johnson, M.D.
Application fee  $100
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  May 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 16 (Begins)
June 30 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  N/A
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  May 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  July

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.83
Oldest MCAT considered  2010
Median MCAT Scores  35 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
13 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./J.D.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  8
Combined college/M.D. program URL

* Medical School Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.8:1
Full-time faculty  2,075
Part-time faculty  535
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  331
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  40
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,744
Part-time faculty in clinical program  495

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $253.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  789
Principal investigators (PIs)  447
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  725

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Ben Taub Hospital Memorial Hermann The Institute for Rehabilitation & Research
DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Houston St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Houston Methodist Hospital Texas Children's Hospital
MD Anderson Cancer Center The Menninger Clinic

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

BCM helps students acquire a foundation of basic & core clinical sciences, & skills & attitudes required to be capable, compassionate physicians. A student-centered learning environment, scholarship & career mentoring, an integrated curriculum of 1.5 years pre-clinical & 2.5 years of individualized clinical experiences provide students with a strong entry into the continuum of medical education.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  169
Step 1: Percent passing  99%
Step 1: Average score  240
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  172
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  245

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  66
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $253.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $121.98

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  70
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  46.6%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.83
MCAT total score  35
Acceptance rate  4.8%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.8:1
Total medical school enrollment  747

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Hilda R. DeLeon
Financial aid phone  (713) 798-4612



Full-time: $19,650

Required fees  $10,948
Room and board  $24,200
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $97,254

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  71%
Students receiving loans  58%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  55%
Students receiving work study  18%



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