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University of Chicago Pritzker 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.

The Pritzker School of Medicine seeks to attract diverse students of exceptional promise who will become leaders and innovators in science and medicine for the betterment of humanity. To that end, over the past 6 years we have substantially increased the scholarship dollars available to our students. Candidates who interview with us spend the day on campus meeting with students, staff and faculty.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Anthony Montag
Application fee  $85
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 15 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 16 (Begins)
August 6 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  30
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  July 1 (Begins)
September 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.87
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  37 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
12 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./J.D., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A.
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 women's health
geriatrics

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

(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  2.4:1
Full-time faculty  883
Part-time faculty  74
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  131
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  3
Full-time faculty in clinical program  752
Part-time faculty in clinical program  71

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $222.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  777
Principal investigators (PIs)  335
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  498

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
NorthShore University HealthSystem
University of Chicago Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum at the University of Chicago provides a solid foundation in the basic sciences, building on a rich tradition at our institution of developing new knowledge. Realizing that scientific discovery impacts clinical practice, our curriculum is designed to emphasize the relationship between the basic and clinical sciences.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  86
Step 1: Percent passing  100%
Step 1: Average score  240
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  99
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  247

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  77
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $222.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $252.26

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  61
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  44.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.87
MCAT total score  37
Acceptance rate  4.3%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.4:1
Total medical school enrollment  370

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Sylvia Robertson
Financial aid phone  (773) 702-1938

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $45,835

Required fees  $4,623
Room and board  $16,000
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $117,790

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  94%
Students receiving loans  62%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  90%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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