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Washington University in St. Louis 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.

WUSM seeks to enroll bright, energetic, compassionate students who want to learn to practice medicine at the edge of what is known. The recruitment and selection process seeks to identify people who are personally and academically accomplished and who are energized by interacting with and improving the well being of others. For more information, please go to http://medadmissions.wustl.edu

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Valerie S. Ratts
Application fee  $85
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
December 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  December 1 (Begins)
August 15 (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  3.89
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  38 MCAT total score
12 verbal reasoning
14 physical sciences
13 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology mathematics
organic chemistry calculus
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A.
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://uscholars.wustl.edu

* 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  3.7:1
Full-time faculty  1,808
Part-time faculty  134
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  158
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  7
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,650
Part-time faculty in clinical program  127

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $325.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  689
Principal investigators (PIs)  434
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  943

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The Washington University School of Medicine curriculum offers a core experience that presents the principles, methods of investigation, problems and opportunities in each of the major disciplines of medical science and medical practice. The required elective program helps students decide where major interests lie. For more information, go to http://medadmissions.wustl.edu

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  121
Step 1: Percent passing  100%
Step 1: Average score  241
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  123
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  249

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  82
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  4.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.5
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $325.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $179.90

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  56
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  32.3%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.89
MCAT total score  38
Acceptance rate  10.0%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  3.7:1
Total medical school enrollment  485

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Bridget O'Neal
Financial aid phone  (314) 362-6671

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $54,050

Required fees  $0
Room and board  $11,894
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $107,823

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  84%
Students receiving loans  44%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  74%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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