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Temple 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.

About 50% of Temple matriculants are PA residents. Non-residents are encouraged to apply. The medical school considers applicants from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate a strong academic performance and a commitment to service, thereby enriching the entire student body and contributing to societal needs.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Audrey B. Uknis
Application fee  $75
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
December 15 (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  at the time of offer
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  3.69
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  31 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
P 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./M.A.
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 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
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.7:1
Full-time faculty  561
Part-time faculty  49
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  131
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  7
Full-time faculty in clinical program  430
Part-time faculty in clinical program  42

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $90.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  334
Principal investigators (PIs)  207
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  316

Teaching Hospitals

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

Abington Memorial Hospital St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Crozer-Chester Medical Center St. Luke's University Hospital
Fox Chase Cancer Center Temple University Hospital
Geisinger Medical Center West Penn Allegheny Health System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The MD curriculum includes: Basic and clinical sciences in an integrated hybrid organ systems approach utilizing real and simulated patients; required clinical clerkships in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, emergency medicine, radiology, critical care; a medicine subinternship; and 24 weeks of clinical electives.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  177
Step 1: Percent passing  95%
Step 1: Average score  228
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  200
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  234

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  44
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $90.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $161.81

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  40.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.69
MCAT total score  31
Acceptance rate  4.7%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  834

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Craig Fennell
Financial aid phone  (215) 707-2667



Full-time: $53,468

Required fees  $800
Room and board  $13,180
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $226,579

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  96%
Students receiving loans  84%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  34%
Students receiving work study  7%



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