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Michigan State University College of Human 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.

The college seeks an academically competent class that is broadly diverse in personalities, life experiences and talents and is reflective of rural and urban Michigan. Non-academic factors are uniquely considered with strong emphasis on medical/clinical experience, problem-solving ability/research, and interpersonal skills. Disadvantaged students are welcome; Michigan residents receive preference.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Joel Maurer
Application fee  $80
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)
June 15 (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 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.63
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  29 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology humanities
English mathematics
organic chemistry social sciences
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A.
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
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.7:1
Full-time faculty  611
Part-time faculty  15
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  109
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  8
Full-time faculty in clinical program  502
Part-time faculty in clinical program  7

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $16.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  45
Principal investigators (PIs)  45
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  84

Teaching Hospitals

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

Alpena Regional Medical Center MidMichigan Medical Center - Clare
Aspirus Grand View Hospital MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin
Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot
Baraga County Memorial Hospital MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
Battle Creek VA Medical Center Munising Memorial Hospital
Battle Creek VA Medical Center Munson Medical Center
Bell Memorial Hospital OSF St. Francis Hospital
Borgess Medical Center Oakland Hospital
Bronson Methodist Hospital Oaklawn Hospital
Charlevoix Area Hospital Otsego Memorial Hospital
Cheboygan Memorial Hospital Pennock Hospital
Dickinson County Healthcare System Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Genesys Regional Medical Center Portage Health System
Gerber Memorial Hospital Scheurer Hospital - Caseville
Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Scheurer Hospital - Elkton
Holland Community Hospital Scheurer Hospital - Pigeon
Hurley Medical Center Scheurer Hospital - Sebewaing
Huron Medical Center Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital
Jacobetti Home for Veterans Sparrow Health System Sparrow Campus
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Sparrow Health System St. Lawrence Campus
Marquette General Health System Spectrum Health - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
McLaren - Flint Spectrum Health - United Memorial
McLaren Greater Lansing - Greenlawn Campus Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital
McLaren Greater Lansing Orthopedic Hospital - Pennsylvania Campus Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
McLaren Northern Michigan St. Joseph Health System
Memorial Healthcare Center War Memorial Hospital
Memorial Medical Center West Branch Regional Medical Center
Mercy Health Saint Mary's West Shore Medical Center
Mercy Hospital Cadillac Zeeland Community Hospital
Mercy Hospital Grayling

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Curriculum uses a developmental approach to integrate biological, behavioral, and social sciences; early clinical skills; basic science teaching balanced with problem-based learning and clinical correlations; and professionalism with a community-integrated approach to clinical training in one of our community campuses. Special clinical programs address rural and underserved/vulnerable interests.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  185
Step 1: Percent passing  97%
Step 1: Average score  227
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  145
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  232

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)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $16.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $26.46

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  56
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  44.5%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.63
MCAT total score  29
Acceptance rate  5.1%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  854

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Diane Batten
Financial aid phone  (517) 353-5940



Full-time: $30,081 (in-state)
Full-time: $61,548 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $56
Room and board  $14,616
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $195,565

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  86%
Students receiving loans  80%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  31%
Students receiving work study  0%



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