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University at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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.

Selection is based on scholastic achievement, aptitude, personal qualifications and motivation. College record, MCAT, letters of reference and a personal interview provide information. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Minorities and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply. In-state residency is not required but is looked upon favorably.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Charles M. Severin, MD, PhD
Application fee  $65
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 11 (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 31 (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  3.72
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  31 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry general chemistry

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  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

Services
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.3:1
Full-time faculty  726
Part-time faculty  21
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  106
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  15
Full-time faculty in clinical program  620
Part-time faculty in clinical program  6

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $51.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  260
Principal investigators (PIs)  192
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.

Hospitals
Buffalo General Medical Center Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Erie County Medical Center VA Medical Center
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Years 1 and 2 are based on organ system modules which integrate normal and abnormal structure and function. The small group, case-based discussions emphasize self-directed learning, communication skills and professionalism. Students interact with patients at the beginning of the first year. In years 3 and 4, students rotate through traditional clinical specialties and have seven elective months.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  140
Step 1: Percent passing  96%
Step 1: Average score  226
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  139
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  239

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  37
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $51.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $71.22

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  36.9%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.72
MCAT total score  31
Acceptance rate  9.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.3:1
Total medical school enrollment  564

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  John Gottardy
Financial aid phone  (716) 645-2450

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $32,190 (in-state)
Full-time: $57,380 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,983
Room and board  $14,723
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $145,075

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  81%
Students receiving loans  74%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  17%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

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