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George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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.

The Committee on Admissions uses data in AMCAS and GW applications to review academic performance; MCAT scores; experiences in leadership, health care, research, and community service, personal comments and recommendation letters. Evidence of compassion, integrity, cooperation, motivation, strength of character and interest in taking advantage of our unique program opportunities are important.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Kevin Nies
Application fee  $125
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  N/A
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  3
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  July 1 (Begins)
August 15 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

Admissions & Enrollment

In-state applicants  N/A
Out-of-state applicants  N/A
Women applicants  N/A
Minority applicants  N/A
International applicants  N/A

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
Oldest MCAT considered  N/A
Median MCAT Scores  30 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
biology/zoology physics
English humanities
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  7
Combined college/M.D. program URL  http://smhs.gwumc.edu/mdprograms/jointprograms/gwbamd

* Medical School Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

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

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
professional counseling

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.3:1
Full-time faculty  957
Part-time faculty  1,429
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  92
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  35
Full-time faculty in clinical program  865
Part-time faculty in clinical program  1,394

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $53.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  194
Principal investigators (PIs)  148
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  205

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Children's National Medical Center St. Elizabeth's Hospital
George Washington University Hospital VA Medical Center
Holy Cross Hospital Walter Reed Army Medical Center
INOVA Fairfax Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The GWU SMHS provides diverse learning opportunities. The first two years of instruction are taught in interdisciplinary or horizontally integrated courses. Required core clerkships comprise two thirds of the clinical curriculum. Training in interviewing, communication, physical diagnosis, and clinical decision making are completed in our state-of-the-art Clinical Learning/Simulation Center.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  177
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  232
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  169
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  234

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  40
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $53.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $55.77

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  36.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
MCAT total score  30
Acceptance rate  3.3%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.3:1
Total medical school enrollment  713

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Stannis Smith
Financial aid phone  (202) 994-2960

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $52,302

Required fees  $383
Room and board  $18,666
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $197,485

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  N/A
Students receiving loans  N/A
Students receiving grants/scholarships  N/A
Students receiving work study  N/A

 

 

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