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University of Virginia 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.

The Admissions Committee uses a holistic approach and seeks to admit a diverse class of students who will make contributions to clinical care, medical research, or education and show evidence of a commitment to medicine. Decisions are based on personal interviews and an overall assessment of the applicant's academic and personal qualities. In a typical year, 50-55% of the class is from Virginia

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Eileen Oswald
Application fee  $80
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  October 16 (Begins)
August 7 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  3
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
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  3.80
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  34 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
12 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
R writing
Required undergraduate course work  N/A

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S.
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 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?  No

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.5:1
Full-time faculty  961
Part-time faculty  98
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  194
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  14
Full-time faculty in clinical program  767
Part-time faculty in clinical program  84

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $100.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  278
Principal investigators (PIs)  198
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  567

Teaching Hospitals

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

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital University of Virginia Medical Center
Fairfax Hospital Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salem)
  Western State Hospital
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The system-based Cells to Society Curriculum combines the practice and science of medicine. Clinical performance development is integrated with foundations and organ systems courses. Clerkships are followed by an array of selectives/electives. Students enjoy experiential activities, patient cases, self-directed and team-based learning, lectures, and hospital/community-based clinical experiences.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  154
Step 1: Percent passing  96%
Step 1: Average score  232
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  142
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  250

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  59
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $100.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $105.03

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  60
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  36.5%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.80
MCAT total score  34
Acceptance rate  12.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.5:1
Total medical school enrollment  624

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Margaret E. Baxton
Financial aid phone  (434) 924-0033



Full-time: $42,332 (in-state)
Full-time: $52,112 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $4,054
Room and board  $21,216
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $117,256

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  82%
Students receiving loans  70%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  71%
Students receiving work study  0%



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