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Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College

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.

Admissions Web Page:
http://weill.cornell.edu/education/admissions/app.html

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Charles L. Bardes
Application fee  $100
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  March 1 (Begins)
August 24 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  by May 15
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.79
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  36 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
12 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
O writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  N/A

* 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.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  5.4:1
Full-time faculty  2,247
Part-time faculty  3,309
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  283
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  169
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,964
Part-time faculty in clinical program  3,140

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $271.0
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  931
Principal investigators (PIs)  460
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  820

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Cayuga Medical Center New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Hospital for Special Surgery The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center The Methodist Hospital in Houston
New York Methodist Hospital The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

Curriculum Web Page with links for more detail:
http://weill.cornell.edu/education/admissions/curr.html

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  96
Step 1: Percent passing  96%
Step 1: Average score  237
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  112
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  246

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  0
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  0
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  0
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  72
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  4.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $271.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $120.60

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  56
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  39.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.79
MCAT total score  36
Acceptance rate  4.6%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  5.4:1
Total medical school enrollment  417

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  LaVerne O. Walker, MBA
Financial aid phone  (212) 746-1066

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $48,500

Required fees  $3,668
Room and board  $12,406
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $137,949

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  75%
Students receiving loans  61%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  59%
Students receiving work study  16%

 

 

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