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University of Connecticut 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 Admissions Committee carefully considers the applicant's academic history, MCAT performance, and full range of research, clinical and extracurricular activities. Consideration is also given to the applicant's motivation, character, communication skills and letters of support.The SOM has a strong tradition of seeking a very diverse entering class, in-state residency is taken into consideration.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Richard A. Zeff, Ph.D.
Application fee  $85
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 18 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  June 1 (Begins)
August 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  3.71
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
biology/zoology physics
English general chemistry
organic 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., 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://admissions.uconn.edu/content/combined-program-medicine

* 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.)

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.9:1
Full-time faculty  1,061
Part-time faculty  84
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  137
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  16
Full-time faculty in clinical program  924
Part-time faculty in clinical program  68

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $62.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  126
Principal investigators (PIs)  102
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  161

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Hartford Hospital
Hospital of Central Connecticut
John Dempsey Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum consists of four years of instruction divided into three phases. Phase 1 (first two years) covers the core basic science instruction and the foundations of clinical medicine. Phase 2 (year 3) provides the core clinical experiences required of all students. Phase 3 (year 4) builds upon the clinical foundation of phase 2.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  89
Step 1: Percent passing  99%
Step 1: Average score  232
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  78
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  95%
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  41
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $62.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $58.88

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  49
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)  43.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.71
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  6.7%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.9:1
Total medical school enrollment  366

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Andrea Devereux
Financial aid phone  (860) 679-1364

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $24,832 (in-state)
Full-time: $52,312 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $8,099
Room and board  $20,550
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $132,433

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  80%
Students receiving loans  75%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  50%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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