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University of Louisville 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.

Because we are a state institution, we give preference to qualified residents of KY. Applicants are selected on the basis of their individual merits without bias to sex, race, creed, national origin, age or handicap. They are chosen on the basis of intellect, integrity, maturity, and demonstrated sensitivity toward others. Significant weight is given to interview scores, which are held at the SOM.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Pamela D. Osborne
Application fee  $75
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 1 (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  29 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
9 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
O writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology molecular and cell biology
English biochemistry
organic chemistry mathematics
inorganic (general) chemistry calculus
physics general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., 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 Academics

Program Offerings

family medicine pediatrics
geriatrics rural medicine
internal medicine 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)?  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?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.3:1
Full-time faculty  812
Part-time faculty  64
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  111
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  7
Full-time faculty in clinical program  701
Part-time faculty in clinical program  57

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $40.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  105
Principal investigators (PIs)  70
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  118

Teaching Hospitals

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

Frazier Rehab Institute Trover Regional Medical Center
Jewish Hospital University of Louisville Hospital
Kosair Children's Hospital Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Norton Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The educational program includes learning experiences that enable students to master the knowledge, skills & attitudes considered essential for the 21st century physician & opportunities for students to develop personal & professional abilities & interests. The curriculum includes core curriculum & preclinical/clinical elective program & emphasizes active learning & technology-enhanced education.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  155
Step 1: Percent passing  97%
Step 1: Average score  230
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  150
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  236

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  35
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $40.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $49.83

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  40.3%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
MCAT total score  29
Acceptance rate  8.8%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.3:1
Total medical school enrollment  641

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Leslie Kaelin
Financial aid phone  (502) 852-5187



Full-time: $33,718 (in-state)
Full-time: $51,250 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $801
Room and board  $8,370
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $156,177

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  90%
Students receiving loans  85%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  28%
Students receiving work study  0%



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