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Creighton University School 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.

Mandatory MCAT & 3 yrs accredited college work. Preference to baccalaureate degree holders. Up to 27 semester hrs credit under CLEP or advanced placement. Consideration given to significant humanity service, medical experience, intellectual ability, emotional maturity, honesty and motivation. Letters of recommendation important. No restrictions on race, religion, sex, age, disability, ethnicity.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Garland Jarmon
Application fee  $95
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  December 31 (Begins)
November 8 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  January 9 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  January 10
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  4.00
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  30 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.S.
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 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?  Occasionally
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

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


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.4:1
Full-time faculty  268
Part-time faculty  7
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  67
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  1
Full-time faculty in clinical program  201
Part-time faculty in clinical program  6

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $9.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  50
Principal investigators (PIs)  33
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  51

Teaching Hospitals

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

Creighton University Medical Center
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Integrated curriculum that incorporates basic, clinical science with clinical experience a prominent piece. Curriculum integrates ethical and societal issues. Instructional and methodology utilizes case-based, small-group sessions and computer assisted instruction. A close faculty/student relationship. Competency-based evaluation used in all components. Students graded on pass/fail/honors system.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  145
Step 1: Percent passing  94%
Step 1: Average score  222
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  124
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  237

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 Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  37
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $9.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $35.43

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  45
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  39.2%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  4.00
MCAT total score  30
Acceptance rate  5.9%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.4:1
Total medical school enrollment  604

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Karen Malloy
Financial aid phone  (402) 280-2666



Full-time: $50,348

Required fees  $1,698
Room and board  $14,400
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $206,112

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  89%
Students receiving loans  78%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  55%
Students receiving work study  0%



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