The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

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 admissions policies are designed to ensure that our selection process matriculates individuals capable of meeting the needs of current and future patients. All applicants must submit MCAT scores and an application through the American Medical College Application service (AMCAS) to initiate the application process. See our website for details on the admissions policies.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions La’Mont L. Vaughn
Application fee $105
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 15 (Begins)
August 15 (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 Yes
Early decision application period July 1 (Begins)
August 22 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

Total applicants N/A
In-state applicants N/A
Out-of-state applicants N/A
Women applicants N/A
Minority applicants N/A
International applicants N/A

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.55
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 9.5 MCAT composite score
9.9 biological
9.7 physical sciences
8.7 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
biology/zoology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.A.
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 women’s health
geriatrics

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? N/A
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)? N/A
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? N/A

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 N/A
Full-time faculty N/A
Part-time faculty N/A
Full-time faculty in basic sciences N/A
Part-time faculty in basic sciences N/A
Full-time faculty in clinical program N/A
Part-time faculty in clinical program N/A

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals N/A
Principal investigators (PIs) N/A
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
Advocate Christ Medical Center John H. Stroger
Advocate Condell Medical Center
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Jr. Cook County Hospital
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Mount Sinai Hospital
Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The CMS competency-based curriculum features a unique interprofessional approach, with interaction among a broad range of health professional students and practitioners. Medical students have early clinical experiences in the state-of-the-art evaluation and education center and students are offered a wide variety of clinical opportunities through the multiple hospital affiliates of CMS.

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) 2.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) N/A

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.55
MCAT composite score 9.5
Acceptance rate N/A
Full-time faculty-student ratio N/A
Total medical school enrollment 753

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 753
In-state students 39.7%
Minority students 27.6%
Underrepresented minority students 5.6%
International students 1.7%
Non-traditional students 10.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Maryann DeCaire
Financial aid phone (847) 578-3217

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $46,873
Required fees $700
Room and board N/A
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $185,969

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 85%
Students receiving loans 73%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 21%
Students receiving work study 6%

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 radiology – diagnostic
emergency medicine surgery – general
internal medicine transitional year
pediatrics

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) N/A
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) N/A