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University of Kentucky 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.

Preference is given to Kentucky residents. Non-residents are encouraged to apply. Competitive non-resident applicants should have overall records which compare favorably with average matriculants.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Carol Elam
Application fee  $50
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 15 (Begins)
July 24 (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  3.70
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  7
Combined college/M.D. program URL

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS pediatrics
drugs/alcohol abuse rural medicine
family medicine women's health
internal medicine

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)?  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

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.7:1
Full-time faculty  824
Part-time faculty  134
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  198
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  10
Full-time faculty in clinical program  626
Part-time faculty in clinical program  124

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $50.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  186
Principal investigators (PIs)  110
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  229

Teaching Hospitals

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

Good Samaritan
St. Claire Regional Medical Center
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
VA Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum immerses students in the understanding of the foundational sciences as a defining requirement of sound physician practice; in the experience of integrated and active learning as the most efficient and effective means of mastering and retaining information; and in the dynamic and creative interplay between the basic sciences and clinical learning and practice.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  117
Step 1: Percent passing  95%
Step 1: Average score  226
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  102
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
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 Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  39
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $50.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $61.39

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  50
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  40.6%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  10.1%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  491

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Julie McDaniel
Financial aid phone  (859) 257-1652



Full-time: $32,629 (in-state)
Full-time: $60,833 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,241
Room and board  $13,500
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $145,758

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  86%
Students receiving loans  74%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  46%
Students receiving work study  4%



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