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Jefferson 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.

Student selection is made after careful consideration of academic record, letters of recommendation, MCAT scores, performance in nonacademic areas including motivation, maturity, compassion, dedication, integrity and commitment. The MCAT is required, as is a bachelor's degree from a university in the US or Canada. Pennsylvania and Delaware applications are given particular consideration.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Elizabeth Brooks
Application fee  $80
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
July 31 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  3
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 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  3.67
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 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./M.H.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  6
Combined college/M.D. program URL  http://

* 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?  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)?  No
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?  No

Stress Relief Services Offered

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


Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.5:1
Full-time faculty  2,672
Part-time faculty  61
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  217
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  2
Full-time faculty in clinical program  2,455
Part-time faculty in clinical program  59

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $53.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  270
Principal investigators (PIs)  137
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  179

Teaching Hospitals

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

Abington Memorial Hospital Methodist Hospital DIvision - TJU
Albert Einstein Medical Center Paoli Hospital
Aria Health Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Bryn Mawr Hospital Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Christiana Care Health Services Underwood Memorial Hospital
Crozer-Keystone Health System Veterns Affairs Medical Center
DuPont Hospital for Children Virtua Health System
Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Wills Eye Hospital
Lankenau Hospital York Hospital
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Jefferson's curriculum includes 2 years of basic science and 2 years of clinical instruction. 3rd year rotations include family practice, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and internal medicine and two selectives. 4th year includes 16 weeks of electives; 4 weeks of internal medicine, 2 sub-internships; advanced basic science and ER/advanced clinical skills.


United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  259
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  232
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  229
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
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  40
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $53.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $20.02

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  52
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  39.3%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.67
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  4.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.5:1
Total medical school enrollment  1,061

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Susan McFadden
Financial aid phone  (215) 955-2867



Full-time: $51,955

Required fees  $0
Room and board  $17,050
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $184,714

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  71%
Students receiving loans  63%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  46%
Students receiving work study  13%


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1. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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3. Harvard Medical School
4. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5. Stanford School of Medicine
6. University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
7. University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
8. University of Michigan Ann Arbor Medical School
9. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
10. University of Washington School of Medicine

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