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Ohio 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.

Applicants are evaluated on: undergrad academic performance/MCAT/participation in health-related experiences/research/faculty references/personal interview. Competitive apps demonstrate skills in: independent thinking/decision-making/active involvement in community/leadership roles. The College seeks self-motivated compassionate apps that embody high ethical standards, honesty, concern for others.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Georgia Paletta
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)
August 1 (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  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  3.73
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  34 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
organic chemistry biochemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry 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./J.D., M.D./M.H.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 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)?  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.)

expanded-hour gym access
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.1:1
Full-time faculty  1,797
Part-time faculty  1,658
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  358
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  179
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,439
Part-time faculty in clinical program  1,479

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $174.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  577
Principal investigators (PIs)  368
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  605

Teaching Hospitals

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

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Ohio State University Hospital East
Grant Medical Center Ohio State University Medical Center
Mt. Carmel West Hospital Riverside Methodist Hospital
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum prepares students to provide patient centered, high quality care that is safe and evidence based. The curriculum is competency based in the domains of professionalism, patient care, communication, medical knowledge and skills, systems based practice and practice based and life long learning. Applied foundational science is integrated with early clinical exposure.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  217
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  232
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  205
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  244

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  0
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  0
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  0
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  53
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $174.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $97.24

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  60
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  42.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.73
MCAT total score  34
Acceptance rate  6.2%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.1:1
Total medical school enrollment  849

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Christine Mcdonough, MBA
Financial aid phone  (614) 688-4955



Full-time: $29,701 (in-state)
Full-time: $34,153 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $957
Room and board  $9,876
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $157,459

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  93%
Students receiving loans  81%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  74%
Students receiving work study  0%



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