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University of Illinois Chicago College 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.

Students are selected who demonstrate emotional stability, maturity, integrity, and motivation necessary for the successful study and practice of medicine. Students are selected who will contribute academic, nonacademic, and socioeconomic diversity to the first-year class. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or possess a permanent resident visa when they submit their application to AMCAS.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Jorge A. Girotti, PhD
Application fee  $70
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 1 (Begins)
August 16 (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  3.68
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  31 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology behavioral science
organic chemistry social sciences
inorganic (general) chemistry 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./J.D., M.D./M.S.W., 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

* 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)?  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.)

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


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.7:1
Full-time faculty  895
Part-time faculty  329
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  169
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  28
Full-time faculty in clinical program  726
Part-time faculty in clinical program  301

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $140.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  328
Principal investigators (PIs)  261
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  288

Teaching Hospitals

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

Advocate Christ Medical Center Mercy Hospital
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Methodist Medical Center
Advocate Lutheran General Mount Sinai Hospital
BroMenn Medical Center Naperbrook Medical Center
Carle Hospital Northwest Community Hospital
Danville VA Medical Center OSF St. Anthony
Decatur Memorial Hospital OSF St. Francis Medical Center
EDWARD HINES JR VA HOSPITAL Provena Covenant - Urbana
Hargrove Hospital Provena United Samaritans Hospital
Hinsdale Family Medicine Center Rockford Memorial
Ingalls Memorial Hospital Singer
Jesse Brown Veterans Administration St. Francis Hospital
John H. Stroger Hospital St. Joseph Hospital
John J. Madden Health Center Swedish American Hospital
Linden Oaks Hospital University of Illinois Hospital
MacNeal Hospital Weiss Memorial Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

To graduate beginning physicians who have mastered the knowledge, acquired the skills, developed the attitudes, and adopted the professional behavior and commitment to lifelong learning necessary to begin the graduate portion of their study of medicine. To enable students to learn the arts and sciences of medicine that are basic to any career path open to the medical profession.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  313
Step 1: Percent passing  93%
Step 1: Average score  223
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  291
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  233

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  46
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $140.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $157.43

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  41
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)  37.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.68
MCAT total score  31
Acceptance rate  8.0%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  1,351

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Michelle Wortel
Financial aid phone  (312) 413-0127



Full-time: $34,578 (in-state)
Full-time: $71,578 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $3,974
Room and board  $14,464
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $203,709

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  75%
Students receiving loans  72%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  49%
Students receiving work study  0%



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