The School of Medicine at University of Alabama–Birmingham 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 UASOM Admissions Committee is committed to selecting applicants who possess the intelligence, skills, attitudes, and other personal attributes to become excellent physicians and to meet the health care needs of Alabama. Other requirements are outlined in our “Guidelines for the Admissions Cycle” at www.medicine.uab.edu/admissions.

The School of Medicine at University of Alabama--Birmingham

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Nathan B. Smith
Application fee $75
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 10 (Begins)
March 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 June 1 (Begins)
August 20 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) July

Admissions & Enrollment

N/A

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.72
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.0 MCAT composite score
10.4 biological
10.1 physical sciences
9.7 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry general chemistry
inorganic (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 Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 8
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​uab.​edu/​emsap

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 1.5:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,162
Part-time faculty 37
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 227
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 2
Full-time faculty in clinical program 935
Part-time faculty in clinical program 35

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $183.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 382
Principal investigators (PIs) 270
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 584

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
DCH Regional Medical Center
Huntsville Hospital
UAB Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
UASOM has an integrated curriculum where basic science and clinical principles are taught in unison. In the first 2 years, students participate in fundamental basic science and organ-based modules along with intro to clinical medicine. In the last 2 years, students complete 6 core clerkships and then 3 acting internships and elective rotations. Students must complete a defined scholarly activity.

Medical School Ranking

#31 Best Research
#12 Best Primary Care

(5) Ranking by Specialties

#9 in AIDS
#13 in Geriatrics
#21 in Internal medicine
#12 in Rural medicine
#16 in Women’s Health

Research Ranking Scores

Score 55
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $183.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $157.93

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 75
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 47.4% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.72
MCAT composite score 10.0
Acceptance rate 10.5% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.5:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 755

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 755
In-state students 84.2%
Minority students 25.2%
Underrepresented minority students 10.1%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 45.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Janet May
Financial aid phone (205) 934-8223

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $22,128 (in-state)
Full-time: $58,590 (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,614
Room and board $18,744
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $119,843

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 76%
Students receiving loans 69%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 28%
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 surgery – general
internal medicine transitional year
obstetrics and gynecology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 47.4% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 40.5%

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