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Stanford 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 are interested in students whose accomplishments reflect originality creativity and independent critical thinking; a strong humanitarian commitment; and enthusiasm for the basic sciences and humanities. We look at the nature and extent of community service caring experiences and academic commitments beyond required coursework. Evidence of originality and leadership skills are most valued.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Gabriel Garcia
Application fee  $85
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  July 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  November 15 (Begins)
March 30 (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  3.82
Oldest MCAT considered  2010
Median MCAT Scores  36 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
12 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
R writing
Required undergraduate course work
organic chemistry
inorganic (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.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 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)?  No
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?  No

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.9:1
Full-time faculty  874
Part-time faculty  23
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  115
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  9
Full-time faculty in clinical program  759
Part-time faculty in clinical program  14

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $329.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  756
Principal investigators (PIs)  425
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  N/A

Teaching Hospitals

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

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Stanford Hospital & Clinics
VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum integrates basic science principles and clinical skills: clinical skills instruction provides longitudinal mentorship; Scholarly Concentration projects provide students a mentored opportunity to gain familiarity with emerging areas of scholarship; the Advances and Perspectives in Medicine curriculum exposes students to medical advances, with focus on the patient???s perspective.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  89
Step 1: Percent passing  100%
Step 1: Average score  239
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  94
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  96%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  236

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  90
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  4.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $329.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $377.15

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  57
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  34.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.82
MCAT total score  36
Acceptance rate  2.7%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.9:1
Total medical school enrollment  468

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Martha Trujillo
Financial aid phone  (650) 723-6958



Full-time: $48,999

Required fees  $781
Room and board  $26,091
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $101,462

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  78%
Students receiving loans  57%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  70%
Students receiving work study  15%




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