The School of Medicine at University of Connecticut 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 Committee considers the applicant’s achievements, ability, motivation, and character. The Committee carefully considers the applicant’s academic history, MCAT scores, and full range of research, clinical, community service, and extracurricular activities. The SoM has a strong tradition of seeking a very diverse entering class.

The School of Medicine at University of Connecticut

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Richard A. Zeff, Ph.D.
Application fee $85
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
August 19 (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 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 3.70
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.5 MCAT composite score
11.1 biological
10.5 physical sciences
10.0 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
biology/zoology physics
English general chemistry
organic 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.S., M.D./M.A.
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.​admissions.​uconn.​edu/​programs/​meddent.​php

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 2.7:1 – High
Full-time faculty 941
Part-time faculty 103
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 128
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 29
Full-time faculty in clinical program 813
Part-time faculty in clinical program 74

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $59.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 143
Principal investigators (PIs) 98
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 181

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Hartford Hospital
Hospital of Central Connecticut
John Dempsey Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The curriculum consists of four years of instruction divided into three phases. Phase 1 (first two years) covers the core basic science instruction and the foundations of clinical medicine. Phase 2 (year 3) provides the core clinical experiences required of all students. Phase 3 (year 4) builds upon the clinical foundation of phase 2.

Medical School Ranking

#62 Best Research
#71 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 41
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $59.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $63.17

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 56
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 38.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.70
MCAT composite score 10.5
Acceptance rate 6.3% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.7:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 352

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 352
In-state students 91.2%
Minority students 33.5%
Underrepresented minority students 18.2%
International students 1.7%
Non-traditional students 68.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Andrea Devereux
Financial aid phone (860) 679-3574

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $22,740 (in-state)
Full-time: $47,905 (out-of-state)
Required fees $6,937
Room and board $20,850
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $119,957

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 88%
Students receiving loans 84%
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 pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 38.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 34.0%

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