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University of New England College of Osteopathic 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.

Academic record and scholastic ability; exposure to and experience in health care and human services; leadership, community service and/or research experience; interest in practicing primary care, practicing in New England and/or working in underserved communities; and the maturity and desire to work collaboratively with classmates, faculty, health care providers and patients.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  TBA
Application fee  $55
AMCAS application accepted  No
AACOMAS application accepted  Yes
Applications accepted  May 1 (Begins)
February 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  September 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  4
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  July

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.50
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  28 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
9 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
biology/zoology biochemistry
English humanities
organic chemistry behavioral science
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  D.O./M.P.H., D.O./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  http://www.une.edu/com/admissions/programs.cfm

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

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.1:1
Full-time faculty  41
Part-time faculty  642
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  20
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  3
Full-time faculty in clinical program  21
Part-time faculty in clinical program  639

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $3.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  3
Principal investigators (PIs)  6
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  7

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Berkshire Medical Center Roger Williams Medical Center
Central Maine Medical Center Saint Vincent Hospital
Clara Maass Medical Center Samaritan Medical Center
Eastern Connecticut Health Network St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Eastern Maine Medical Center St. Joseph Medical Center
Kent Hospital St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
Lakes Region General Hospital St. Michael's Medical Center
Maine Medical Center VA Maine Healthcare System
MaineGeneral Medical Center York Hospital
Mountainside Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine curriculum is designed to educate osteopathic primary care physicians who are skilled in health promotion and illness prevention as well as the delivery of illness care. Please also see: http://www.une.edu/com/curriculum/index.cfm and http://www.une.edu/com/clinical/

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  N/A
Step 1: Percent passing  N/A
Step 1: Average score  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  N/A

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  124
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  512
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  83
Level 2-CE: Number examined  130
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  505
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  82
Level 3: Number examined  149
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  549
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  84

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  1.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $3.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $74.74

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)  60.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.50
MCAT total score  28
Acceptance rate  8.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.1:1
Total medical school enrollment  545

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Paul Henderson
Financial aid phone  (207) 283-0171

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $50,750

Required fees  $750
Room and board  $12,500
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $230,285

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  86%
Students receiving loans  78%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  23%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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