The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences 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 Admissions Committee strives to identify,recruit,accept applicants who will help meet the health care needs of widely dispersed and highly diverse Georgia population.Applicants should have academic ability,personal attributes and interests consistent with GHSU’s mission of improving health and reducing the burden of illness on society.

The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Linda R. Devaughn
Application fee $0
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 November 1 (Begins)
March 1 (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 3.70
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.0 MCAT composite score
10.5 biological
10.0 physical sciences
9.7 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
biology/zoology physics
English general chemistry
organic chemistry

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

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? 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)? 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 0.7:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 598
Part-time faculty 117
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 90
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 8
Full-time faculty in clinical program 508
Part-time faculty in clinical program 109

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $58.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 257
Principal investigators (PIs) 117
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 204

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Athens Regional Medical Center Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Atlanta Medical Center Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Augusta VAMC Southeast Georgia Health System
Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Ctr. St. Joseph/Candler
MCG Health St. Mary’s Health System
Memorial Health University Medical Ctr.

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Year1:fundamentals,tissue/musculoskeletal,nervous system/special senses,cardiopulmonary, endocrine/reproductive, ECM 1.Year2:fundamentals, hematology/GI,CNS/musculoskeletal,cardiopulmonary, renal/GU/endocrine.Year3:Family Med,Medicine, Neurology,OB/GYN,Peds,Psychiatry,Surgery,elective, chronically/terminally ill.Year4:Adult Ambulatory,Critical Care,Emergency Medicine,Acting Internship,3 Electives.

Medical School Ranking

#69 Best Research
#63 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 39
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $58.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $97.59

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 38.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.70
MCAT composite score 10.0
Acceptance rate 16.2% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.7:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 852

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 852
In-state students 97.9%
Minority students 35.9%
Underrepresented minority students 12.2%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students N/A

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Beth Welsh
Financial aid phone (706) 721-4901

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $24,726 (in-state)
Full-time: $44,754 (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,606
Room and board $19,108
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $102,045

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 85%
Students receiving loans 84%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 27%
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 psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 38.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 23.0%

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