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Rush University 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.

The Committee on Admissions considers academic and non-academic qualifications with an emphasis on humanism, unique experiences and demonstrated motivation for a career in medicine. Academic achievement, MCAT performance, healthcare experience, LORs and interviews are evaluated. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents will be considered.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Jill Volk
Application fee  $90
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  May 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  November 1 (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  at the time of offer
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  3.60
Oldest MCAT considered  2013
Median MCAT Scores  30 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  N/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?  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

expanded-hour gym access
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.1:1
Full-time faculty  597
Part-time faculty  188
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  140
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  21
Full-time faculty in clinical program  457
Part-time faculty in clinical program  167

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $52.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  153
Principal investigators (PIs)  101
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  260

Teaching Hospitals

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

John H. Stroger
Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Rush University Medical Center
Skokie Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The first two years of the curriculum are delivered through integrated, case-based, organ-system blocks. The M1-M2 Physicianship Program is a two-year, competence-based program focused on clinical skills and early patient experiences. The third year includes core clerkships and the fourth year is largely elective time. Students may pursue electives in the M1, M3, and M4 years.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  134
Step 1: Percent passing  95%
Step 1: Average score  223
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  130
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  238

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  38
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $52.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $87.19

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  39.3%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.60
MCAT total score  30
Acceptance rate  4.7%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.1:1
Total medical school enrollment  523

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Michael Frechette, MA
Financial aid phone  (312) 942-6256



Full-time: $49,700

Required fees  $296
Room and board  $8,424
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $200,008

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  82%
Students receiving loans  73%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  56%
Students receiving work study  20%



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