Jefferson Medical College

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.

Student selection is made after careful consideration of academic record, letters of recommendation, MCAT scores, performance in nonacademic areas including motivation, maturity, compassion, dedication, integrity and commitment. The MCAT is required, as is a bachelor’s degree from a university in the US or Canada. Pennsylvania and Delaware applications are given particular consideration.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Elizabeth Brooks
Application fee $80
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 5 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 3
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 3.67
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.7 MCAT composite score
11.1 biological
10.7 physical sciences
10.2 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.H.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 6
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​science.​psu.​edu/​premedmed/​

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? Occasionally
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? No

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.4:1 – High
Full-time faculty 2,567
Part-time faculty 46
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 184
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 1
Full-time faculty in clinical program 2,383
Part-time faculty in clinical program 45

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $73.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 360
Principal investigators (PIs) 186
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 207

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Abington Memorial Hospital Methodist Hospital DIvision – TJU
Albert Einstein Medical Center Paoli Hospital
Aria Health Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Bryn Mawr Hospital Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Christiana Care Health Services Underwood Memorial Hospital
Crozer-Keystone Health System Veterns Affairs Medical Center
DuPont Hospital for Children Virtua Health System
Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Wills Eye Hospital
Lankenau Hospital York Hospital
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Jefferson’s curriculum includes 2 years of basic science and 2 years of clinical instruction. 3rd year rotations include family practice, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and internal medicine and two selectives. 4th year includes 16 weeks of electives; 4 weeks of internal medicine, 2 sub-internships; advanced basic science and ER/advanced clinical skills. 

Medical School Ranking

#57 Best Research
#68 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 42
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $73.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $28.74

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 57
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 38.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.67
MCAT composite score 10.7
Acceptance rate 4.7% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.4:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 1,054

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 1,054
In-state students 48.4%
Minority students 35.2%
Underrepresented minority students 7.1%
International students 5.3%
Non-traditional students 51.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Susan McFadden
Financial aid phone (215) 955-2867

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $48,733
Required fees $0
Room and board $16,280
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $170,179

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 80%
Students receiving loans 74%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 46%
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 orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
ophthalmology surgery – general

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) 38.0%