The School of Osteopathic Medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Stratford 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 must submit MCATs and premedical committee letter. Accepted students must have baccalaureate degree upon matriculation to UMDNJSOM. Applicants may complete online application through AACOMAS and must be submitted between 6/1 of that year and 2/1 of the year of desired admission. Must be U.S. citizen/permanent resident at time of application. Out-of-state students encouraged to apply.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Paula Watkins
Application fee $90
AMCAS application accepted No
Applications accepted May 1 (Begins)
February 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification September 21 (Begins)
April 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 No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.59
Oldest MCAT considered 2008
Average MCAT scores 9.4 MCAT composite score
9.7 biological
9.4 physical sciences
8.9 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry behavioral science
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered D.O./Ph.D., D.O./M.B.A., D.O./M.P.H., D.O./J.D., D.O./M.S., D.O./M.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 7
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​som.​umdnj.​edu/​students/​combined_degree.​htm

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? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
professional counseling

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.3:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 178
Part-time faculty 42
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 33
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 6
Full-time faculty in clinical program 145
Part-time faculty in clinical program 36

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $2.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 12
Principal investigators (PIs) 10
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 13

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Christ Hospital Ocean Medical Center
Kennedy Health System – Cherry Hill Division Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Kennedy Health System – Stratford Division Overlook Medical Center
Kennedy Health System – Washington Township Division South Jersey Health Regional Medical Center
Morristown Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Based on 7 competencies of the AOA, curriculum combines case based learning, small groups, cultural competency, interdisciplinary training. Clin.Educ.Cntr practice: interpersonal, communications, ethics, palliative care, physical dx. Formative, summative assessment. Students have regular input into curricular process. Osteopathic Manipulation integrated. Problem-based learning offered.

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $2.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $15.41

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 45.8% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.59
MCAT composite score 9.4
Acceptance rate 6.2% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.3:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 549

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 549
In-state students 94.9%
Minority students 49.4%
Underrepresented minority students 17.7%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 64.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Sandra L. Rollins
Financial aid phone (856) 566-6008

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $32,805 (in-state)
Full-time: $51,060 (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,405
Room and board $13,850
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $163,563

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid N/A
Students receiving loans N/A
Students receiving grants/scholarships N/A
Students receiving work study N/A

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 surgery – general
internal medicine transitional year
obstetrics and gynecology internal medicine/emergency medicine

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 45.8% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 38.4%

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