The College of Medicine at Ohio State University–Columbus

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.

Applicants are evaluated on: undergrad academic performance/MCAT/participation in health-related experiences/research/faculty references/personal interview. Competitive apps demonstrate skills in: independent thinking/decision-making/active involvement in community/leadership roles. The College seeks self-motivated compassionate apps that embody high ethical standards, honesty, concern for others.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Lorna Kenyon
Application fee $80
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 June 1 (Begins)
November 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 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 3.64
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 11.1 MCAT composite score
11.5 biological
11.4 physical sciences
10.4 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
biology/zoology biochemistry
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., M.D./J.D., M.D./M.H.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 rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? 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
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.3:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 2,125
Part-time faculty 1,085
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 353
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 117
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,772
Part-time faculty in clinical program 968

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $185.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 616
Principal investigators (PIs) 343
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 600

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Ohio State University Medical Center
Grant Medical Center Ohio State University hospital East
Mt. Carmel West Hospital Riverside Methodist Hospital
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The curriculum prepares students to provide high quality, patient centered, evidence based care with opportunities in research, medical education, and administration. Professionalism, ethical decision making, effective communication, and leadership are priorities. There are two parallel pathways to accommodate different learning styles. Clinical experiences in all specialties are available.

Medical School Ranking

#39 Best Research
#40 Best Primary Care

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#18 in Pediatrics
#13 in Women’s Health

Research Ranking Scores

Score 51
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $185.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $87.47

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 64
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.2% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
MCAT composite score 11.1
Acceptance rate 11.2% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.3:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 921

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 921
In-state students 83.7%
Minority students 36.9%
Underrepresented minority students 17.2%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 48.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Samuel A. Matheny
Financial aid phone (614) 688-4955

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $31,425 (in-state)
Full-time: $35,640 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,023
Room and board $10,400
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $150,143

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 93%
Students receiving loans 85%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 50%
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 neurology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice surgery – general
internal medicine internal medicine/pediatrics

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.2% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 45.5%