Baylor College of Medicine

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.

Most applicants accepted have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher. Attention is on the applicant’s course selection, academic challenge imposed by the curriculum, and the extent extracurricular activities/employment limited the opportunity for high academic achievement. Applicants are not required to major in a scientific field and we actively seek individuals with broad educational backgrounds.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Lloyd Michael
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 16 (Begins)
June 29 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) N/A
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
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) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.80
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 11.2 MCAT composite score
11.6 biological
11.4 physical sciences
10.6 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
English
organic chemistry
inorganic (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./J.D.
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.​bcm.​edu/​medschool/​baccmd.​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? 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 1,978
Part-time faculty 326
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 271
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 17
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,707
Part-time faculty in clinical program 309

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $274.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 692
Principal investigators (PIs) 429
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 573

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Ben Taub General Hospital St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Houston Texas Children’s Hospital
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center The Menninger Clinic
Memorial Hermann The Institute for Rehabilitation & Research The Methodist Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
BCM helps students acquire a foundation of basic & core clinical sciences, & skills & attitudes required to be capable, compassionate physicians. A student-centered learning environment, scholarship & career mentoring, an integrated curriculum of 1.5 years pre-clinical & 2.5 years of individualized clinical experiences provide students with a strong entry into the continuum of medical education.

Medical School Ranking

#21 Best Research
#49 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#6 in Pediatrics

Research Ranking Scores

Score 62
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $274.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $138.60

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 61
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.0% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.80
MCAT composite score 11.2
Acceptance rate 6.6% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.7:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 728

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 728
In-state students 87.4%
Minority students 58.9%
Underrepresented minority students 21.2%
International students 0.3%
Non-traditional students 12.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Hilda R. DeLeon
Financial aid phone (713) 798-4612

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $19,650
Required fees $9,858
Room and board $23,066
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $90,789

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 80%
Students receiving loans 68%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 51%
Students receiving work study 13%

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 ophthalmology
emergency medicine orthopaedic surgery
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
obstetrics and gynecology radiology – diagnostic

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.0% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 47.9%