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University of Massachusetts--Worcester

55 Lake Avenue N
Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-2323

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.umassmed.edu
Electronic application: http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/start.htm

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/15
Application deadline: 11/01
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $75
Director of admissions: Dr. John Paraskos
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, biology/zoology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: October 15
     -Latest date: August 15

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $100
     -Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
     -Deposit refundable prior to: May 15
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? Yes
     -EDP application period begins: June 15
     -EDP application period ends: August 1
     -EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 762 436 159 103
In-state: 696 425 154 100
Out-of-state: 66 11 5 3
Women: 411 267 94 61
Minorities: N/A N/A N/A N/A
International: 0 0 0 0



Acceptance rate: 20.9%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.58

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 10.4
Verbal reasoning: 10.4
Physical sciences: 10.2
Biological: 10.7
Writing: Q

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 38%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 15%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 29%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 4%
Mixed disciplines and other: 14%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 38%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 15%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 29%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 4%
Mixed disciplines and other: 14%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: N/A

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Factors include in-state residency with the exception of Ph. D. /M. D. Program; content and breadth of scholastic preparation; service/avocation with people in a helping role; diversity (prior educational/professional experience, social or cultural background); communication/interpersonal skills; professional attributes (altruism, compassion); commitment to primary care and service to Massachusetts.

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