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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.

We welcome to our competency-based curriculum applicants who demonstrate essential qualities of a physician and experience in medicine. Our applicants may hold any bachelor's degree but must perform well on the MCAT. We offer several dual-degree programs on the Twin Cities campus. The program at Duluth focuses on preparing family medicine physicians for rural MN and American Indian communities.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  D. Patel, MS (UMTC); R. Michaels, PhD (UMD)
Application fee  $75
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AMCAS stands for American Medical College Application Service. See more here.
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)
April 30 (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)
September 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  3.74
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  33 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
inorganic (general) chemistry
social sciences
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./M.H.I., M.D./J.D., M.D./M.S.
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 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)?  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.)

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.6:1
Full-time faculty  1,569
Part-time faculty  61
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  155
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  9
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,414
Part-time faculty in clinical program  52

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $139.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  442
Principal investigators (PIs)  247
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  247

Teaching Hospitals

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

Abbott Northwestern Hospital St. Jospeh's Hospital
Children's Health Care-Minneapolis St. Luke's Hospital
Children's Health Care-St. Paul St. Mary's Duluth Clinic Health System
Gillette Children's Hospital United Hospital
HealthEast St. John's Hospital University of Minnesota Medical Center
Hennepin County Medical Center  
Methodist Hospital Fairview
North Memorial Medical Center Veterans Administrative Medical Center
Regions Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

Student progress is based on documented competency achievement. The program emphasizes science, progressive development of clinical skills, early clinical experiences, critical thinking, and independent learning. Students may pursue a wide range of clinical/academic interests, including the Rural Physician Associate Program and international education and research.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  217
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  227
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  N/A

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  53
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.7
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $139.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $88.96

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  77
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  45.3%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.74
MCAT total score  33
Acceptance rate  6.9%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.6:1
Total medical school enrollment  986

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  B. J. Gibson/TC - Dina Flaherty/UMD
Financial aid phone  (612) 625-4998



Full-time: $37,869 (in-state)
Full-time: $49,764 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $5,156
Room and board  $13,330
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $185,818

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  92%
Students receiving loans  80%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  63%
Students receiving work study  1%



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