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Tufts 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.

Applicants who apply via the national application service (AMCAS) are requested to complete a school-specific secondary application. All applicants who complete a secondary application are considered for a personal interview based on the qualifications presented on their application. The Admissions Committee meets monthly and admits selected applicants on a rolling basis.

 

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Thomas M. Slavin
Application fee  $105
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
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  3.67
Oldest MCAT considered  2010
Median MCAT Scores  33 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

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  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  http://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
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.0:1
Full-time faculty  1,598
Part-time faculty  3,213
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  100
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  70
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,498
Part-time faculty in clinical program  3,143

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $81.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  245
Principal investigators (PIs)  180
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  319

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Baystate Medical Center Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Lahey Clinic Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
Maine Medical Center Tufts Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), Boston MA, a leader in curricular innovation, provides a vibrant, student-centered community for educating physicians to enter any field of medicine. TUSM balances science with the art of medicine, and humanistic professional attitudes needed to competently face the rapid changes in the 21st century.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  199
Step 1: Percent passing  96%
Step 1: Average score  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  190
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  N/A

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  47
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.5
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $81.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $50.88

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  51
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  42.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.67
MCAT total score  33
Acceptance rate  6.1%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.0:1
Total medical school enrollment  808

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Tara Olsen
Financial aid phone  (617) 636-6574

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $56,080

Required fees  $704
Room and board  $14,620
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $198,629

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  74%
Students receiving loans  67%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  39%
Students receiving work study  5%

 

 

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