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University of Missouri 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.

Personal interviews are required. Strong preference is given to Missouri residents. Interview selection is based on academic performance; personal qualities, social concern and integrity; and tested motivation for medicine. Required coursework includes: English/writing intensive courses; general chemistry w/ lab; organic chemistry w/ lab; biology w/ lab; and physics w/ lab. The MCAT is required.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Alison Martin, M.Ed.
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)
July 31 (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  August 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  3.80
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  31 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.H.I., M.D./M.S., 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?  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?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

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


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.5:1
Full-time faculty  584
Part-time faculty  81
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  117
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  13
Full-time faculty in clinical program  467
Part-time faculty in clinical program  68

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $17.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  53
Principal investigators (PIs)  41
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  55

Teaching Hospitals

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

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital
MU Women's and Children's Hospital University Hospitals and Clinics
Missouri Orthopaedic Institute  

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The MU School of Medicine is a leader in patient-based learning, a method of teaching that combines independent learning in small groups with early exposure to patient care. As part of an academic medical center, the school is devoted to improving patient care, education and research.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  100
Step 1: Percent passing  100%
Step 1: Average score  239
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  101
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  245

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  36
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $17.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $29.67

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  60
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  44.3%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.80
MCAT total score  31
Acceptance rate  10.4%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.5:1
Total medical school enrollment  390

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Cheri Marks
Financial aid phone  (573) 882-2923



Full-time: $26,935 (in-state)
Full-time: $53,629 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $2,408
Room and board  $11,990
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $135,550

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  91%
Students receiving loans  82%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  67%
Students receiving work study  0.2%



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