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University of Nebraska Medical Center 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.

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Selection is based on a total assessment of each candidate's motivation, interest, character, demonstrated intellectual ability, previous academic record including its trends, personal interviews, scores on the MCAT and general fitness and promise for a career in medicine. Although preference is given to residents of Nebraska, students from other states are considered for admission.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Jeffrey W. Hill
Application fee  $70
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  December 17 (Begins)
March 13 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  No
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  3.74
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  31 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology biochemistry
English humanities
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
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.P.H.
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?  Very 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

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.3:1
Full-time faculty  653
Part-time faculty  107
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  136
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  6
Full-time faculty in clinical program  517
Part-time faculty in clinical program  101

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $42.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  N/A
Principal investigators (PIs)  N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  N/A

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Nebraska Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The College aims to provide a sound basis for support of career choices in medical practice, teaching, research or administration by stimulating students to obtain a background of basic information, a command of the language of biomedical science, a mastery of the skills necessary for clinical problem-solving, a habit of self-education and a sympathetic understanding of the behavior of people.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  120
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  226
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  118
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
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)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $42.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $65.21

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  77
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)  64.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.74
MCAT total score  31
Acceptance rate  11.0%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.3:1
Total medical school enrollment  510

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Judy Walker
Financial aid phone  (402) 559-4199

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $27,992 (in-state)
Full-time: $67,604 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $3,050
Room and board  $15,300
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $152,094

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  81%
Students receiving loans  57%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  45%
Students receiving work study  1%

 

 

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