Medical College of Wisconsin Admissions Statistics and Rankings

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 bases its decisions on a thoughtful appraisal of each candidate’s suitability for the profession of medicine–scholastic record, MCAT scores, recommendations and involvement in college and community activities. The personal interview and qualities of personality, character/integrity and maturity are highly valued, evaluated and are integral to the Committee’s decisions.

Medical College of Wisconsin

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Jennifer L. Haluzak
Application fee $70
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
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 at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
September 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

N/A

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.70
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.6 MCAT composite score
10.9 biological
10.7 physical sciences
10.3 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry mathematics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D.
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 Academics

Program Offerings

family medicine pediatrics
geriatrics rural medicine
internal medicine 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)? No
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
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,467
Part-time faculty 70
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 127
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 21
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,340
Part-time faculty in clinical program 49

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $99.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 216
Principal investigators (PIs) 176
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 352

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
Zablocki VA Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Basic science courses along with early clinical exposure occur during M1/M2 years. Rotations through required clerkships/electives occur in the M3 year. In the M4 year students rotate in two subinternships, ambulatory medicine, an Integrated Selective and five 1-month electives. Students pursue and strengthen their own interests by participation in Pathways, a scholarly concentrations program.

Medical School Ranking

#53 Best Research
#52 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 45
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $99.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $67.96

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 60
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.0% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.70
MCAT composite score 10.6
Acceptance rate 6.8% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 816

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 816
In-state students 39.0%
Minority students 29.4%
Underrepresented minority students 12.5%
International students 0.4%
Non-traditional students 50.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Linda L. Paschal
Financial aid phone (414) 456-8208

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $43,790
Required fees $75
Room and board $9,000
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $167,095

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 96%
Students receiving loans 85%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 59%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology urology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.0% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 35.0%

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