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University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

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.

Applicants should have past academic performance which predicts success in medical school, the maturity to provide compassionate care while maintaining their own emotional well-being, and an understanding of the responsibilities of a physician as well as the passion to become one. We select a class with diverse backgrounds from across the USA while giving preference to Wisconsin residents.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Jane Shepard
Application fee  $56
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 15 (Begins)
June 30 (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  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  3.79
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
biology/zoology biochemistry
organic chemistry mathematics
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
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?  Yes

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  1.7:1
Full-time faculty  1,180
Part-time faculty  298
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  185
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  0
Full-time faculty in clinical program  995
Part-time faculty in clinical program  298

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $146.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  369
Principal investigators (PIs)  240
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  464

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Aurora Health Care St. Joseph's Hospital/Marshfield Clinic
Gundersen Lutheran Hospital St. Mary's Hospital
Meriter Hospital University Hospitals and Clinics
Middleton Veterans Administration Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum uniquely integrates public health with basic and clinical sciences and offers concentrated training tracks in rural and urban health. The first two years build a firm base in the foundational sciences, organ systems, disease mechanisms, and therapeutics. Statewide clerkships provide broad exposure to medicine and public health in outpatient, inpatient, and community settings. 

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  170
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  229
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  150
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  238

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  58
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $146.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $124.41

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  74
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  45.5%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.79
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  5.6%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  698

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Amy Whitford
Financial aid phone  (608) 262-3060

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $23,807 (in-state)
Full-time: $33,704 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,130
Room and board  $19,719
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $136,285

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  80%
Students receiving loans  75%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  33%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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