The Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University

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.

The School seeks a student body of diverse social, ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. Intellectual ability, dedication to human concerns, altruism, compassion, communication skills, maturity, motivation, leadership, and potential for medical service in an under-served area of Ohio are considered. Non residents of Ohio are encouraged to apply.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Stephen Peterson
Application fee $55
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required No
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 N/A
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
August 31 (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 3.57
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 9.5 MCAT composite score
10.0 biological
9.5 physical sciences
9.1 verbal reasoning
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry general 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.
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? 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
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.9:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 371
Part-time faculty 1,247
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 49
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 37
Full-time faculty in clinical program 322
Part-time faculty in clinical program 1,210

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $8.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 23
Principal investigators (PIs) 18
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants N/A

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Children’s Medical Center Miami Valley Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center Mount Carmel West
Greene Memorial Hospital Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Kettering Medical Center Wright-Patterson Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
During the first two years, students are taught in an interdisciplinary fashion. Students have patient contact in the first week. In the second year,8 organ systems are taught. Clinically based enrichment electives are offered as immersion experiences in the first two years. In the third year, students are exposed to the basic disciplines of medicine. The fourth year includes mostly electives.

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) 2.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $8.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $23.19

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 44.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.57
MCAT composite score 9.5
Acceptance rate 8.6% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.9:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 424

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 424
In-state students 94.8%
Minority students 29.7%
Underrepresented minority students 8.5%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 22.0%
Gender distribution

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Michelle Feichtner
Financial aid phone (937) 775-2934

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $29,159 (in-state)
Full-time: $44,909 (out-of-state)
Required fees $2,574
Room and board $13,360
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $169,964

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 89%
Students receiving loans 87%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 33%
Students receiving work study 0%

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
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 44.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 45.0%