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University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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.

A strong academic record and good scores on the MCAT are necessary but not sufficient criteria for admission. In addition, the Admissions Committee looks for evidence of scholarship, leadership, community service, integrity, maturity and excellent interpersonal skills. Rochester seeks students who value human diversity, exhibit a love of learning and appreciate the science and art of medicine.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Patricia Samuelson
Application fee  $100
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)
August 10 (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  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.74
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  33 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology/zoology physics
English humanities
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A.
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Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  8
Combined college/M.D. program URL  http://www.enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/specialized/REMS.shtm

* 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?  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

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  3.4:1
Full-time faculty  1,485
Part-time faculty  184
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  284
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  12
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,201
Part-time faculty in clinical program  172

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $132.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  393
Principal investigators (PIs)  278
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  496

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Highland Hospital
Park Ridge Hospital
Rochester General Hospital
Strong Memorial Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The SMD Double Helix Curriculum weaves together basic science and clinical strands of medical education through all four years, with enhanced teaching of the scientific principles of biomedical, clinical and translational research, of information management and data analytic skills, and of the biopsychosocial aspects of health and illness.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  105
Step 1: Percent passing  96%
Step 1: Average score  235
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  105
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  234

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)  $132.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $89.17

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  63
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  36.1%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.74
MCAT total score  33
Acceptance rate  4.9%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  3.4:1
Total medical school enrollment  436

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Herbert V. Revill
Financial aid phone  (585) 275-4523

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $46,500

Required fees  $2,432
Room and board  $16,500
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $144,908

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  90%
Students receiving loans  70%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  68%
Students receiving work study  16%

 

 

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