The School of Medicine at West Virginia University 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.

Required: US citizen; AMCAS application; on site interview; MCAT (w/in 2 yrs); 3 yrs. US/Can college;(> 90 hrs); C grade or higher in 8 hrs. each (with lab) Biol/Zool, Inorg Chem, Org Chem. Physics & 6 hrs. each Engl & Behav Sci/Soc Sci; Biochem and Cell/Molec Biol highly recommended. Community service, medical shadowing are strongly considered. WV Residency preferred.

The School of Medicine at West Virginia University

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Norman D. Ferrari III, M.D.
Application fee $100
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 1 (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 3.71
Oldest MCAT considered 2011
Average MCAT scores 9.5 MCAT composite score
9.9 biological
9.4 physical sciences
9.1 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology/zoology physics
English behavioral science
organic chemistry social sciences
inorganic (general) chemistry general 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.
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? 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? No

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 1.6:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 693
Part-time faculty 167
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 77
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 3
Full-time faculty in clinical program 616
Part-time faculty in clinical program 164

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $18.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 58
Principal investigators (PIs) 47
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 97

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Charleston Area Medical Center
Jefferson Memorial Hospital WVU-East
Veterans Medical Center
WVU-East Veterans Medical Center
Martinsburg City Hospital West Virginia University Hospitals

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Competency-based curriculum. Required laptop program. Integrated MS1 & 2 basic sciences. Summer clinical & research externships. MS3 clerkships: medicine, surgery, family medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, psychiatry/neurology. MS4 required & elective rotations. Required: Pass USMLE Steps 1 & 2 & WVU SoM CPX; 100 hours community service; 2 months community-based clinical exeperience.

Medical School Ranking

#86 Best Research
#52 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#9 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 31
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $18.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $27.18

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 60
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 47.0% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
MCAT composite score 9.5
Acceptance rate 7.0% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.6:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 430

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 430
In-state students 61.4%
Minority students 20.2%
Underrepresented minority students 4.0%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 23.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Candance L. Frazier
Financial aid phone (304) 293-3706

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $23,118 (in-state)
Full-time: $49,728 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,328
Room and board $7,812
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $149,778

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 90%
Students receiving loans 78%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 60%
Students receiving work study 1%

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 surgery – general
internal medicine – pediatrics transitional year

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 47.0% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 37.0%

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