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Oregon Health and Science University 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.

We seek students who demonstrate academic excellence and readiness for medicine and will contribute to the diversity necessary to enhance the medical education of all students. Applicants are selected on the basis of demonstrated motivation for medicine, humanistic attitudes, and a realistic understanding of the role of the physician in providing health care to all communities.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Debbie Melton
Application fee  $100
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  November 1 (Begins)
August 10 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  No
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  3.69
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology humanities
English mathematics
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry calculus
physics social sciences
biochemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
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?  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
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  3.8:1
Full-time faculty  2,023
Part-time faculty  351
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  217
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  45
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,806
Part-time faculty in clinical program  306

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $220.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  603
Principal investigators (PIs)  429
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  557

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Doernbecher Children's Hospital- OHSU Sacred Heart Medical Center
Legacy Emanuel & Good Samaritan Hospital Salem Health
Oregon Health & Sciences University St. Charles Medical Center
Providence Medical System Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

Highlights: integrated and multi-disciplinary courses with clinical relevance; lecture and non-lecture learning balanced in half-day sessions; early and longitudinal clinical preceptorship; experience in a rural/or underserved area; performance-based assessment of students utilizing standardized patients.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  124
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  230
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  120
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  57
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $220.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $109.19

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  84
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  50.3%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.69
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  4.0%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  3.8:1
Total medical school enrollment  528

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Cherie Honnell
Financial aid phone  (503) 494-7800

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $38,428 (in-state)
Full-time: $53,596 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $2,226
Room and board  $19,500
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $190,063

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  95%
Students receiving loans  79%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  68%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

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