The School of Medicine at University of California–San Francisco 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.

Please refer to the UCSF School of Medicine admissions website for specific details regarding policies, preferences, criteria, selection factors, and procedures: http://medschool.ucsf.edu/admissions

The School of Medicine at University of California--San Francisco

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Hallen Chung
Application fee $60
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification January 1 (Begins)
September 10 (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) September

Admissions & Enrollment

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MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.79
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 11.4 MCAT composite score
12.0 biological
11.6 physical sciences
10.7 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology/zoology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

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 Admissions details based on 2011 data

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 3.1:1 – High
Full-time faculty 1,989
Part-time faculty 111
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 163
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 12
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,826
Part-time faculty in clinical program 99

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $539.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 1,043
Principal investigators (PIs) 792
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 842

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Alameda County Medical Center Natividad Medical Center
California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco General Hospital
Children’s Hospital Central California San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center Selma Community Hospital (Hanford and Central Valley)
Kaiser Foundation Hospital (Oakland) Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa
Kaiser Foundation Hospital (San Francisco) UCSF Medical Center / UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Kaiser Foundation Medical Center (Fresno) UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics Valley Care Medical Center
Marin General Hospital Veteran’s Administration Central California Health Care System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Please refer to the UCSF School of Medicine education website for specific details about our curriculum: http://medschool.ucsf.edu/medicaleducation

Medical School Ranking

#5 Best Research
#3 Best Primary Care

(7) Ranking by Specialties

#1 in AIDS
#6 in Drug and alcohol abuse
#3 in Family medicine
#9 in Geriatrics
#3 in Internal medicine
#10 in Pediatrics
#2 in Women’s Health

Research Ranking Scores

Score 82
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $539.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $271.29

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 88
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 43.8% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.79
MCAT composite score 11.4
Acceptance rate 4.1% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.1:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 634

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 634
In-state students 95.4%
Minority students 52.1%
Underrepresented minority students 29.5%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 81.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Carrie Steere-Salazar
Financial aid phone (415) 476-4181

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $29,856 (in-state)
Full-time: $42,101 (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,766
Room and board $19,890
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $101,283

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 87%
Students receiving loans 81%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 86%
Students receiving work study 3%

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) 43.8% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 71.5%

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