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University of Alabama Birmingham 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.

The UASOM Admissions Committee is committed to selecting applicants who possess the intelligence, skills, attitudes, and other personal attributes to become excellent physicians and to meet the health care needs of Alabama. Other requirements are outlined in our "Guidelines for the Admissions Cycle" at www.uab.edu/medicine/admissions.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Nathan B. Smith
Application fee  $80
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  May 6 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
April 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  August 1 (Begins)
August 30 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  July

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.57
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  30 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry general chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  8
Combined college/M.D. program URL  http://www.uab.edu/emsap/

* 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.)

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.7:1
Full-time faculty  1,281
Part-time faculty  36
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  240
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  4
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,041
Part-time faculty in clinical program  32

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $132.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  348
Principal investigators (PIs)  258
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  569

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
DCH Regional Medical Center
Huntsville Hospital
UAB Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

UASOM has an integrated curriculum where basic science and clinical principles are taught in unison. In the first 2 years, students participate in fundamental basic science and organ-based modules along with intro to clinical medicine. In the last 2 years, students complete 7 core clerkships and then 3 acting internships and elective rotations. Students must complete a defined scholarly activity.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  167
Step 1: Percent passing  95%
Step 1: Average score  226
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  165
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  220

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  49
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $132.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $103.76

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  62
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  43.7%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.57
MCAT total score  30
Acceptance rate  9.1%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  759

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Janet May
Financial aid phone  (205) 934-8223

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $24,510 (in-state)
Full-time: $58,590 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $3,604
Room and board  $18,981
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $125,760

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  74%
Students receiving loans  62%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  36%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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