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University of Kansas Medical Center 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.

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Qualified Kansas residents receive strong admissions preference; successful nonresident applicants have significant Kansas ties and/or add breadth to the class. Academic performance, personal qualities, motivation for medicine, commitment to service, and communication skills are assessed through the use of AMCAS and secondary applications, letters of recommendation, and interviews.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  N/A
Application fee  $50
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 2 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
July 20 (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 2 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  July

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.79
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  30 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry general chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.H.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 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?  Occasionally
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

peer counseling
professional counseling


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.1:1
Full-time faculty  867
Part-time faculty  166
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  150
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  18
Full-time faculty in clinical program  717
Part-time faculty in clinical program  148

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $67.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  212
Principal investigators (PIs)  138
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  254

Teaching Hospitals

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

Children's Mercy Hospital University of Kansas Hospital
Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center VA Medical Center
KVC Behavioral Health Care Via Christi Behavioral Health
Marillac Via Christi Hospital on Harry
Research Medical Center Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center Wesley Medical Center
Salina Regional Health Center Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral Healthcare
St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City  
Truman Medical Center Inc

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The first two years at KUMC consist of required modules integrating core basic science disciplines as well as basic skills and biopsychosocial topics relevant to clinical practice. Years three and four consist of required clerkships in core clinical disciplines and electives. The curriculum integrates large and small group learning and laboratory exercises, and makes extensive use of technology.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  178
Step 1: Percent passing  94%
Step 1: Average score  222
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  162
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  235

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 Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  40
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $67.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $77.66

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  62
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  47.3%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.79
MCAT total score  30
Acceptance rate  8.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.1:1
Total medical school enrollment  817

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Sara Honeck
Financial aid phone  (913) 588-5170



Full-time: $30,975 (in-state)
Full-time: $54,841 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $732
Room and board  $14,050
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $141,078

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  97%
Students receiving loans  83%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  94%
Students receiving work study  0%



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