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University of California San Diego 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.

Please refer to our catalog:
http://meded.ucsd.edu/asa/admissions/index.cfm

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Brian Zeglen
Application fee  $90
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 28 (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)  September

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.79
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  34 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
organic chemistry mathematics
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A.
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://meded.ucsd.edu/index.cfm/asa/admissions/medical_scholars_program/med_scholars_application_pr

* 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  2.6:1
Full-time faculty  1,307
Part-time faculty  26
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  324
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  8
Full-time faculty in clinical program  983
Part-time faculty in clinical program  18

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $312.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  619
Principal investigators (PIs)  435
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  552

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Rady Children's Hospital Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego Naval Regional Medical Center UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
San Diego VA Medical Center UCSD Medical Center - Thornton

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

Please refer to our website:
http://meded.ucsd.edu/ugme/curriculum_requirements/curriculum_overview

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  121
Step 1: Percent passing  99%
Step 1: Average score  236
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  131
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  241

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  73
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  4.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $312.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $239.33

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  57
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  38.5%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.79
MCAT total score  34
Acceptance rate  4.2%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.6:1
Total medical school enrollment  503

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Carol Hartupee
Financial aid phone  (858) 534-4664

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $31,134 (in-state)
Full-time: $43,379 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $4,471
Room and board  $11,493
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $106,670

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  81%
Students receiving loans  77%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  50%
Students receiving work study  1%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Carol Hartupee
Financial aid phone  (858) 534-4664

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $31,134 (in-state)
Full-time: $43,379 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $4,471
Room and board  $11,493
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $106,670

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  81%
Students receiving loans  77%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  50%
Students receiving work study  1%

 

 

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