The School of Medicine and Public Health at University of Wisconsin–Madison 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.

Applicants should have the past academic performance which predicts success in medical school, the maturity to provide compassionate care while maintaining their own emotional well-being, and an understanding of the responsibilities of a physician as well as the passion to become one. We select a class with diverse backgrounds from across the USA while giving preference to Wisconsin residents.

The School of Medicine and Public Health at University of Wisconsin--Madison

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Jane Shepard
Application fee $56
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)
August 15 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
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 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.3 MCAT composite score
10.8 biological
10.2 physical sciences
9.8 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
biology/zoology biochemistry
organic chemistry mathematics
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
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? Very 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 1.7:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,138
Part-time faculty 314
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 182
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 1
Full-time faculty in clinical program 956
Part-time faculty in clinical program 313

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $187.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 428
Principal investigators (PIs) 274
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 492

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Meriter Hospital
Middleton Veterans Administration Hospital
University Hospitals and Clinics

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The first-year core curriculum builds a firm base in the sciences fundamental to clinical medicine. In the second year, the courses emphasize organ systems, mechanisms of disease and abnormalities, and therapeutic intervention. Beginning in the third year, clerkships expose students to a wide variety of clinical settings, including outpatient, inpatient, community-based, rural and inner city.

Medical School Ranking

#27 Best Research
#12 Best Primary Care

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#9 in Family medicine
#12 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $187.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $164.51

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 75
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.9% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.67
MCAT composite score 10.3
Acceptance rate 7.4% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.7:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 684

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 684
In-state students 77.9%
Minority students 21.1%
Underrepresented minority students 7.5%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students N/A

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Amy Whitford
Financial aid phone (608) 262-3060

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $23,376 (in-state)
Full-time: $33,704 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,079
Room and board $18,585
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $131,147

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 85%
Students receiving loans 80%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 17%
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) 40.9% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 23.6%

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