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University of South Florida 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.

Traditionally accepts Florida students only, but now able to take limited, superior, out-of-state applicants. Preference is given to individuals demonstrating outstanding scholarship, leadership skills, and exemplary humanism.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Edwing Daniel, PhD
Application fee  $30
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  July 1 (Begins)
November 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (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  N/A
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  July 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  N/A

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  30 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry general chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./J.D.
Combined college/M.D. program offered
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  7
Combined college/M.D. program URL

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

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.8:1
Full-time faculty  1,128
Part-time faculty  49
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  111
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  6
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,017
Part-time faculty in clinical program  43

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $79.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  230
Principal investigators (PIs)  93
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.

All Children's Hospital Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Morton Plant Hospital
James A. Haley VA Hospital Tampa General Hospital
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Values the entrepreneurial academic excellence that drives innovation, while preparing students to practice as professionals on interdisciplinary teams. We also partnered with Lehigh Valley Network to create medical education program called SELECT, which welcomed its incoming class in 2011. Emphasizing emotional intelligence and leadership development.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  125
Step 1: Percent passing  91%
Step 1: Average score  218
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  115
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  243

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  35
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $79.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $70.74

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  43
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  45.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
MCAT total score  30
Acceptance rate  9.2%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.8:1
Total medical school enrollment  625

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Michelle Williamson
Financial aid phone  (813) 974-2068



Full-time: $29,175 (in-state)
Full-time: $50,364 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $4,551
Room and board  $12,250
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $146,471

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  90%
Students receiving loans  85%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  45%
Students receiving work study  0%



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