The School of Medicine and Health Sciences at University of North Dakota 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.

North Dakota residents and applicants certified by WICHE receive preference. Residents of Minnesota and others with a ND connection also are considered. Enrolled members of federally recognized tribes, regardless of state of residency, may apply through the INMED Program. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree and are broadly educated in the sciences and humanities are preferred.

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences at University of North Dakota

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Susan Splichal, PhD.
Application fee $50
AMCAS application accepted No
Applications accepted July 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required No
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification January 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 No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

N/A

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.67
Oldest MCAT considered 2008
Average MCAT scores 9.5 MCAT composite score
9.9 biological
9.2 physical sciences
9.4 verbal reasoning
N writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology/zoology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry behavioral science
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

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

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? No
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 0.6:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 159
Part-time faculty 1,315
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 38
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 4
Full-time faculty in clinical program 121
Part-time faculty in clinical program 1,311

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $7.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 16
Principal investigators (PIs) 11
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 34

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Altru Hospital St. Alexius Medical Center
Innovis Health Center Trinity Hospital
Medcenter One Veterans Administration Medical Center
Sanford Health Care System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
UNDSMHS is a community-based integrated medical education program. The curriculum for Years 01/02 is organized in eight ten-week blocks, using an interdisciplinary case-based and organ systems approach. Years 03/04 consists of core clerkships, acting internships and electives. A limited number of students may complete 28 weeks of Year 03 in a rural community through the ROME Program.

* Medical School Academics details based on 2011 data

 

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
#77 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#4 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $7.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $45.49

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 53
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 36.0% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.67
MCAT composite score 9.5
Acceptance rate 27.6% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.6:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 252

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 252
In-state students 84.1%
Minority students 13.1%
Underrepresented minority students 10.3%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 50.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Sandra K. Elshaug
Financial aid phone (701) 777-2849

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $24,722 (in-state)
Full-time: $45,760 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,623
Room and board $9,104
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $162,169

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 97%
Students receiving loans 88%
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 psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 36.0% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 20.9%

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