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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 the UC San Francisco School of Medicine Admissions website for specific details regarding policies, preferences, criteria, selection factors, and procedures: http://meded.ucsf.edu/admissions

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Hallen Chung
Application fee  $80
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  January 1 (Begins)
September 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)  September

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MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.83
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  35 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
12 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology/zoology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

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  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
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  3.3:1
Full-time faculty  2,058
Part-time faculty  132
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  158
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  15
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,900
Part-time faculty in clinical program  117

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $524.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  1,003
Principal investigators (PIs)  750
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  843

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Alameda County Medical Center Natividad Medical Center
California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco General Hospital
Children's Hospital Central California San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center Selma Community Hospital (Hanford and Central Valley)
Kaiser Foundation Hospital (Oakland) Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa
Kaiser Foundation Hospital (San Francisco) UCSF Medical Center / UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Kaiser Foundation Medical Center (Fresno) UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics Valley Care Medical Center
Marin General Hospital Veteran's Administration Central California Health Care System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

Please refer to the UC San Francisco School of Medicine UME curriculum website for specific details about our curriculum: http://meded.ucsf.edu/ume/curriculum

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  166
Step 1: Percent passing  99%
Step 1: Average score  230
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  172
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  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  86
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  4.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $524.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $254.96

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  83
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  45.1%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.83
MCAT total score  35
Acceptance rate  3.7%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  3.3:1
Total medical school enrollment  632

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Carrie Steere-Salazar
Financial aid phone  (415) 476-4181

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $32,106 (in-state)
Full-time: $44,351 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $3,590
Room and board  $21,548
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $111,664

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  83%
Students receiving loans  63%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  83%
Students receiving work study  2%

 

Admissions: https://medschool.ucsf.edu/

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