The College of Medicine at Mayo Medical School

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.

Mayo Medical School enrolls students with superior academic credentials, leadership characteristics and a sincere desire to commit their lives to service. Recognizing the strength of diversity, we encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply. Equal opportunity and access are embraced throughout the admissions process.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Susan A. Romanski
Application fee $100
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)
July 12 (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 No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.80
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.9 MCAT composite score
11.6 biological
10.9 physical sciences
10.1 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics
biochemistry

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., M.D./M.S.
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 http:/​/​www.​mayo.​edu/​mms/​academic-enrichment.​html

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
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 12.9:1 – High
Full-time faculty 2,472
Part-time faculty 0
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 267
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 0
Full-time faculty in clinical program 2,205
Part-time faculty in clinical program 0

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $198.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 415
Principal investigators (PIs) 277
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 678

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Generose Building
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Rochester Methodist Hospital
Saint Mary’s Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Courses occur the first 2 years in integrated blocks containing a clinical component with experiences related to topics covered in classroom. Themes of basic science, clinical experiences, leadership, physician & society, principles of pharmacology, basic & advanced doctoring are represented throughout the curriculum. Selectives engage students in career exploration, shadowing, or volunteer work.

Medical School Ranking

#27 Best Research
#31 Best Primary Care

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#15 in Internal medicine
#16 in Women’s Health

Research Ranking Scores

Score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $198.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $80.22

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 67
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.80
MCAT composite score 10.9
Acceptance rate 1.9% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 12.9:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 191

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 191
In-state students 17.3%
Minority students 29.8%
Underrepresented minority students 11.0%
International students 6.8%
Non-traditional students 44.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director David L. Dahlen
Financial aid phone (507) 284-4839

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $34,250
Required fees $0
Room and board $18,048
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $69,160

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 100%
Students receiving loans 63%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 100%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 70.8%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 100.0%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
neurology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 39.0%