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University of Washington School of Medicine

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?  Occasionally
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.)

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.8:1
Full-time faculty  2,575
Part-time faculty  702
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  364
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  51
Full-time faculty in clinical program  2,211
Part-time faculty in clinical program  651

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $557.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  1,051
Principal investigators (PIs)  696
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  1,358

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Harborview Medical Center University of Washington Medical Center
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center Valley Medical Center
Seattle Children's Hospital Veteran's Affairs Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

1st & 2nd year curriculum: discipline-based & organ-system --lecture & small group teaching. Intro to Clinical Medicine in years 1 & 2. 
3rd & 4th year:required, elective clinical clerkships in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region. Assignment to small "colleges" with clinical mentor, bedside teaching; community service pathways; required research experience.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  218
Step 1: Percent passing  99%
Step 1: Average score  227
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  221
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  237

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  78
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  4.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $557.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $216.57

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  100
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  4.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  53.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
MCAT total score  31
Acceptance rate  4.9%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.8:1
Total medical school enrollment  918

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Diane Noecker
Financial aid phone  (206) 685-9229

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $29,958 (in-state)
Full-time: $58,947 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $378
Room and board  $16,341
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $133,123

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  92%
Students receiving loans  81%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  75%
Students receiving work study  0%

Website: http://www.uwmedicine.org/education

 

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