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St. Louis 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.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine is a private institution that considers national and international applicants. Applicants are encouraged to have achieved a high level of academic performance and to manifest in their personal lives human qualities compatible with a career of service to society. The School strives to recruit, admit, retain and graduate a diverse student body.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. L. James Willmore
Application fee  $100
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  May 1 (Begins)
December 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 3 (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  May 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  3.80
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology/zoology physics
English humanities
organic chemistry behavioral science
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  8
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)?  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
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.9:1
Full-time faculty  611
Part-time faculty  912
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  89
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  10
Full-time faculty in clinical program  522
Part-time faculty in clinical program  902

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $18.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  98
Principal investigators (PIs)  50
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  103

Teaching Hospitals

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

Saint Louis University Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Beyond the essential objective of training competent physicians who are scholars of human biology, the medical school strives to graduate physicians who manifest in their personal and professional lives an appreciation for ethical and professional attitudes that reflect the Jesuit spirit and values, and affect the physicians' interactions with patients, colleagues, and society.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  184
Step 1: Percent passing  84%
Step 1: Average score  226
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  167
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  36
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $18.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $30.50

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  46
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  42.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.80
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  7.8%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.9:1
Total medical school enrollment  709

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Cari Wickliffe
Financial aid phone  (314) 977-9840



Full-time: $48,390

Required fees  $690
Room and board  $10,380
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $182,391

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  75%
Students receiving loans  68%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  56%
Students receiving work study  0%



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