The College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University 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 college seeks an academically competent class that is broadly diverse in personalities, life experiences and talents and is reflective of rural and urban Michigan. Non-academic factors are uniquely considered with strong emphasis on medical/clinical experience, problem-solving ability/research, and interpersonal skills. Disadvantaged students are welcome; Michigan residents receive preference.

The College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Joel Maurer
Application fee $80
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)
June 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 Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.59
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 9.6 MCAT composite score
10.2 biological
9.4 physical sciences
9.3 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology humanities
English mathematics
organic chemistry social sciences
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A., M.D./M.H.A.
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

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? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.8:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 619
Part-time faculty 29
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 93
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 12
Full-time faculty in clinical program 526
Part-time faculty in clinical program 17

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $25.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 38
Principal investigators (PIs) 28
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 67

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Alpena Regional Medical Center MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot
Alpena Regional Medical Center MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland
Aspirus Grand View Hospital Munson Medical Center
Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital Northern Michigan Regional Hospital
Baraga County Memorial Hospital OSF St. Francis Hospital
Bell Memorial Hospital Oakland Hospital
Borgess Medical Center Otsego Memorial Hospital
Bronson Methodist Hospital Owosso Memorial Hospital
Charlevoix Area Hospital Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Cheboygan Memorial Hospital Portage Health System
Dickinson County Healthcare System Saint Mary’s Health Care
Genesys Regional Medical Center Scheurer Hospital – Caseville
Gerber Memorial Hospital Scheurer Hospital – Elkton
Holland Community Hospital Scheurer Hospital – Pigeon
Hurley Medical Center Scheurer Hospital – Sebewaing
Ingham Regional Medical Center Greenlawn Campus Sparrow Health System Sparrow Campus
Ingham Regional Medical Center Pennsylvania Campus Sparrow Health System St. Lawrence Campus
Jacobetti Home for Veterans Spectrum Health – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Spectrum Health – United Memorial
Marquette General Health System Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital
McLaren Regional Medical Center Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan St. Joseph Health System
Mercy Hospital Grayling War Memorial Hospital
MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare West Branch Regional Medical Center
MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin Zeeland Community Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Curriculum uses a developmental approach to integrate biological, behavioral, and social sciences; early clinical skills; basic science teaching balanced with problem-based learning and clinical correlations; and professionalism with a community-integrated approach to clinical training in one of our community campuses. Special clinical programs address rural and underserved/vulnerable interests.

Medical School Ranking

#83 Best Research
#43 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#12 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 33
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $25.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $40.80

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 63
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 42.2% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.59
MCAT composite score 9.6
Acceptance rate 5.3% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.8:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 744

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 744
In-state students 75.8%
Minority students 31.6%
Underrepresented minority students 13.6%
International students 1.5%
Non-traditional students 23.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Diane Batten
Financial aid phone (517) 353-5940

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $27,556 (in-state)
Full-time: $59,168 (out-of-state)
Required fees $56
Room and board $14,184
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $173,043

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 90%
Students receiving loans 86%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 29%
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 pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology internal medicine/pediatrics

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 42.2% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 36.0%

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