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Florida State University 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.

We seek students who have demonstrated a commitment of service to others and we encourage applications from traditional and nontraditional students, as well as students from rural, inner city or other medically underserved areas. An applicant should have completed prerequisite courses in English, biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and biochemistry.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Graham Patrick
Application fee  $0
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 2 (Begins)
December 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
May 23 (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  June 2 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  May

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  28 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
9 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
O writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
English biochemistry
organic chemistry mathematics
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program offered
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  7
Combined college/M.D. program URL

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

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.3:1
Full-time faculty  132
Part-time faculty  2,448
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  62
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  64
Full-time faculty in clinical program  70
Part-time faculty in clinical program  2,384

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  N/A
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  N/A
Principal investigators (PIs)  N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  N/A

Teaching Hospitals

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

Archbold Medical Center Martin Memorial Health Systems
Baptist Health Care Naval Hospital of Pensacola
Capital Regional Medical Center Nemours Childrens Clinic
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Orlando Regional Healthcare
Doctors' Memorial Hospital Port St. Lucie Hospital
Florida Hospital Sacred Heart Health System
Florida Hospital DeLand Santa Rosa Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System
Halifax Health Systems St. Vincent's Medical Center
Indian River Medical Center Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Jackson Hospital Venice Regional Medical Center
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center West Florida Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

In the faculty-scholar model highly skilled, innovative faculty members present a well-structured continuum of education in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences utilizing problem-based and small-group learning experiences. Community-based clinical education spans the four-year curriculum, providing access to more than 2,400 of the top physicians in Florida at locations across the state.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  118
Step 1: Percent passing  92%
Step 1: Average score  221
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  121
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  236

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  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.5
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  N/A
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  N/A

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  45.3%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
MCAT total score  28
Acceptance rate  4.1%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.3:1
Total medical school enrollment  483

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Patrena Perry
Financial aid phone  (850) 645-7270



Full-time: $21,140 (in-state)
Full-time: $55,691 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $3,639
Room and board  $15,104
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $145,345

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  82%
Students receiving loans  81%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  72%
Students receiving work study  0%



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