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Marshall University Joan C. Edwards 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.

Entrants should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Exceptionally well-qualified students may be considered after 90 semester hours of academic work if other requirements are met. Marshall gives preference to WV residents or nonresidents from bordering states, those with strong ties to WV or to students via our out-of-state recruitment pipeline & outreach programs.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Cynthia A. Warren
Application fee  $100
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  October 15 (Begins)
August 10 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.65
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  28 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
9 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology biochemistry
English behavioral science
organic chemistry social sciences
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D.
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

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

peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.8:1
Full-time faculty  228
Part-time faculty  38
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  43
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  1
Full-time faculty in clinical program  185
Part-time faculty in clinical program  37

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $1.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  6
Principal investigators (PIs)  6
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  20

Teaching Hospitals

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

Cabell Huntington Hospital
Riverpark Hospital
St. Mary's Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Joan C. Edwards Marshall University School of Medicine offers an integrated systems-based curriculum that consists of integrated blocks in years one and two, six required clinical clerkships and electives in the third year, and three required clinical rotations and electives in the fourth year. In compliance with the LCME, students have a maximum of six years to complete the M.D. requirements.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  69
Step 1: Percent passing  99%
Step 1: Average score  226
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  69
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  231

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)  2.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $1.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $5.20

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  45.7%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.65
MCAT total score  28
Acceptance rate  9.0%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.8:1
Total medical school enrollment  287

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Prudence Barker
Financial aid phone  (304) 691-8739



Full-time: $19,010 (in-state)
Full-time: $46,600 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,076
Room and board  $14,500
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $172,324

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  88%
Students receiving loans  74%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  54%
Students receiving work study  0%



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