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University of California Irvine 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.

We require a solid academic foundation built upon impeccable moral character; attributes deemed desirable include leadership, clinical exposure, research experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Careful consideration is given to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds through social and/or economic conditions. Both in-state and out-of-state residents are invited to apply.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Ellena Peterson
Application fee  $80
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)
August 2 (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  3.71
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology biochemistry
English mathematics
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry calculus
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?  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.)

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


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.7:1
Full-time faculty  727
Part-time faculty  77
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  74
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  8
Full-time faculty in clinical program  653
Part-time faculty in clinical program  69

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $110.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  482
Principal investigators (PIs)  244
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  302

Teaching Hospitals

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

Children's Hospital of Orange County
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Miller Children's Hospital
UC Irvine Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

Our curriculum employs an adaptive learning environment based entirely on digital tablet technology: course materials, lectures, electronic textbooks. Over 50% of our 1st and 2nd year curriculum is active learning frequently adopting a flipped-classroom model. Throughout all four years, we incorporate integrated clinical exposure including unique four year curriculum in bedside ultrasonography.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  101
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  233
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  142
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  237

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  0
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  0
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  0
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)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $110.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $151.51

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  50
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  44.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.71
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  4.4%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  424

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Luis Medina
Financial aid phone  (949) 824-6476



Full-time: $31,334 (in-state)
Full-time: $43,379 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $4,559
Room and board  $12,815
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $150,694

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  73%
Students receiving loans  57%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  50%
Students receiving work study  0%



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