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University of Pittsburgh 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.

All Applicants are invited to complete a secondary application. Our committee seeks to admit diverse, intellectually talented, creative and compassionate students. Applicants should have medical exposure and extracurricular activities. Applicants interview with students and faculty. These interviews are important in the final decision.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Beth Piraino
Application fee  $85
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  January 30 (Begins)
August 5 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
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  3.82
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  35 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
12 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., 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  http://N/A

* 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)?  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?  No

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  3.7:1
Full-time faculty  2,244
Part-time faculty  72
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  221
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  3
Full-time faculty in clinical program  2,023
Part-time faculty in clinical program  69

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $344.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  806
Principal investigators (PIs)  547
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  1,053

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC UPMC Presbyterian
Eye and Ear Institute UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC McKeesport VA Pittsburgh Health Care System
UPMC Mercy Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
UPMC Montefiore

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

We seek to train tomorrow's physician-scientists, academic leaders, and finest practicing physicians. To accomplish these goals, the curriculum combines a strong foundation in basic science with early introduction to patients, small-group learning, and an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. Each student participates in a mentored scholarly project.

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  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  71
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  4.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $344.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $153.70

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  65
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  39.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.82
MCAT total score  35
Acceptance rate  7.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  3.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  602

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Darren A. Neely
Financial aid phone  (412) 648-9891

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $46,962 (in-state)
Full-time: $48,138 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $783
Room and board  $16,335
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $146,659

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  83%
Students receiving loans  62%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  59%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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