The College of Medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center 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 criteria the Committee on Admissions uses in the selection process are the academic record, MCAT scores, preprofessional evaluations, and personal interviews. After review of the AMCAS application, a secondary application will be sent to applicants considered competitive for further review. Both cognitive and non-cognitive aspects are considered in applicant evaluation.

The College of Medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Nelson Strother
Application fee $0
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
April 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 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
Oldest MCAT considered 2007
Average MCAT scores 10.0 MCAT composite score
10.0 biological
10.0 physical sciences
10.0 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
English
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.S.
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
geriatrics
internal medicine
pediatrics
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
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.2:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 775
Part-time faculty 152
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 120
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 11
Full-time faculty in clinical program 655
Part-time faculty in clinical program 141

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $38.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals N/A
Principal investigators (PIs) N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants N/A

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Baptist Hospital St. Francis Hospital
Baptist Memorial Hospital St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Erlanger Memorial Hospital The Regional Medical Center
LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center UT Medical Center Hospital
Memphis Mental Health Institute Veteran’s Administration Hospital
Methodist University Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The biomedical sciences are taught in an integrated way. Clinical exposure begins in the first semester. The third-year clerkships begin in early May featuring patient problem-solving and an increasing level of responsibility. The fourth year consists of six clerkships and four electives. Seniors are required to evaluate health care delivery focusing on patient safety and quality improvement.

Medical School Ranking

#78 Best Research
#49 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 35
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $38.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $49.82

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 61
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 49.3% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
MCAT composite score 10.0
Acceptance rate 20.4% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.2:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 650

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 650
In-state students 95.2%
Minority students 24.5%
Underrepresented minority students 12.6%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 60.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director John Lewis
Financial aid phone (901) 448-5568

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $28,510 (in-state)
Full-time: $56,500 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,077
Room and board $19,808
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $130,047

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 92%
Students receiving loans 86%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 39%
Students receiving work study 0.3%

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
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 49.3% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 47.0%

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