The Medical School at University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 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.

We welcome to our competency-based curriculum applicants who demonstrate essential qualities of a physician and experience in medicine. Our applicants may hold any bachelor’s degree but must perform well on the MCAT. We offer several dual-degree programs on the Twin Cities campus, while the 2-year program at Duluth focuses on preparing students to serve rural and American Indian communities.

The Medical School at University of Minnesota--Twin Cities

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Paul White, JD/TC – Lillian Repesh, Ph.D./UMD
Application fee $75
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted May 15 (Begins)
November 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
April 30 (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 August 1 (Begins)
September 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 3.71
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.5 MCAT composite score
11.0 biological
10.6 physical sciences
9.9 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
inorganic (general) chemistry
humanities
social sciences
general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.H.I., M.D./J.D., M.D./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 7
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​med.​umn.​edu/​duluth/​

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)? 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
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.6:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,593
Part-time faculty 24
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 191
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 4
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,402
Part-time faculty in clinical program 20

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $156.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 521
Principal investigators (PIs) 281
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 281

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Abbott Northwestern Hospital St. Jospeh’s Hospital
Children’s Health Care-Minneapolis St. Luke’s Hospital
Children’s Health Care-St. Paul St. Mary’s Duluth Clinic Health System
Gillette Children’s Hospital United Hospital
HealthEast St. John’s Hospital University of Minnesota Medical Center
Hennepin County Medical Center
Methodist Hospital Fairview
North Memorial Medical Center Veterans Administrative Medical Center
Regions Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
In our new integrated curriculum (www.meded.umn.edu/admissions/curriculum.php), student progress is based on achieving and documenting competencies. The program emphasizes science, progressive development of clinical skills, critical thinking, independent learning time, and advisor-guided flexibility in structure and scheduling. Students may pursue a wide range of clinical/academic interests.

Medical School Ranking

#39 Best Research
#8 Best Primary Care

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#10 in Family medicine
#3 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 51
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $156.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $98.23

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 78
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 48.4% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
MCAT composite score 10.5
Acceptance rate 10.7% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.6:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 986

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 986
In-state students 86.1%
Minority students 20.9%
Underrepresented minority students 10.0%
International students 1.8%
Non-traditional students 68.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director B. J. Gibson/TC – Dina Flaherty/UMD
Financial aid phone (612) 625-4998

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $35,700 (in-state)
Full-time: $46,467 (out-of-state)
Required fees $4,617
Room and board $12,285
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $174,577

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 92%
Students receiving loans 82%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 67%
Students receiving work study 1%

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
orthopaedic surgery internal medicine/pediatrics

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 48.4% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 51.4%

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