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University of California Davis 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.

Receive an over 5,000 applications annually. Matriculate a class of 105 students with a variety of backgrounds. Candidates assessed on GPA and MCAT scores, voluntary activities, leadership, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and other criteria. Interviews are offered annually up to 500 applicants with preference for California residents (U.S. citizens and permanent residents).

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Joanna Garcia
Application fee  $80
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
October 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
July 1 (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  3.65
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  31 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
biology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics
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.S.
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 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.)

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  724
Part-time faculty  133
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  166
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  83
Full-time faculty in clinical program  558
Part-time faculty in clinical program  50

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $114.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  397
Principal investigators (PIs)  242
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  545

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
University of California
 
Davis Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The preclinical curriculum consists of five blocks to promote integration of basic and clinical science, grouped by objectives and disciplines. The third year consists of required clerkship rotations in six core disciplines.. The longitudinal Doctoring program focuses on clinical skills, clinical reasoning, epidemiology, biomedical ethics and jurisprudence. The fourth year is an elective year.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  94
Step 1: Percent passing  93%
Step 1: Average score  223
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  117
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  238

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  51
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $114.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $158.01

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  66
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  47.6%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.65
MCAT total score  31
Acceptance rate  3.9%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  415

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Lauren E. Snow
Financial aid phone  (916) 734-4120

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $34,874 (in-state)
Full-time: $47,119 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $5,489
Room and board  $15,416
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $138,797

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  95%
Students receiving loans  89%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  95%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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