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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College 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.

A comprehensive discussion of the admissions process is available at

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Linda DuPuy
Application fee  $100
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
Applications accepted  June 30 (Begins)
November 3 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  December 15 (Begins)
August 7 (Ends)
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  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  3.70
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  29 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
9 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
N writing
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.
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)?  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

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


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.7:1
Full-time faculty  1,171
Part-time faculty  156
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  112
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  4
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,059
Part-time faculty in clinical program  152

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $37.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  88
Principal investigators (PIs)  74
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  263

Teaching Hospitals

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

Arkansas Children's Hospital
John L. McClellan VA Medical Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Science

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

A comprehensive discussion is available at

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  165
Step 1: Percent passing  85%
Step 1: Average score  215
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  139
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  233

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  32
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $37.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $32.11

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  56
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  52.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
MCAT total score  29
Acceptance rate  8.6%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  677

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  UAMS Student Financial Services
Financial aid phone  (501) 686-5451



Full-time: $21,940 (in-state)
Full-time: $43,880 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $2,301
Room and board  $0
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $131,767

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  N/A
Students receiving loans  N/A
Students receiving grants/scholarships  N/A
Students receiving work study  N/A



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