The College of Medicine at University of Illinois–Chicago

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.

Students are selected who demonstrate emotional stability, maturity, integrity, and motivation necessary for the successful study and practice of medicine. Students are selected who will contribute academic, nonacademic, and socioeconomic diversity to the first-year class. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or possess a permanent resident visa when they submit their application to AMCAS.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Jorge A. Girotti, PhD
Application fee $70
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 16 (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 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 3.59
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.2 MCAT composite score
10.5 biological
10.3 physical sciences
9.7 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology behavioral science
organic chemistry social sciences
inorganic (general) chemistry 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.S.W., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 8
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​uic.​edu/​depts/​oaa/​spec_prog/​gppa

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)? 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.)

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


Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.6:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 875
Part-time faculty 374
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 171
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 30
Full-time faculty in clinical program 704
Part-time faculty in clinical program 344

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $85.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 231
Principal investigators (PIs) 172
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 295

Teaching Hospitals

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

Advocate Christ Medical Center Naperbrook Medical Center
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center OSF St. Anthony
Advocate Lutheran General OSF St. Francis Medical Center
BroMenn Medical Center Provena Covenant – Urbana
Carle Hospital Provena United Samaritans Hospital
Danville VA Medical Center Rockford Memorial
Decatur Memorial Hospital Singer
Hinsdale Family Medicine Center St. Francis Hospital
Jesse Brown Veterans Administration St. Joseph Hospital
John H. Stroger Hospital Swedish American Hospital
John J. Madden Health Center University of Illinois Hospital
Mercy Hospital Weiss Memorial Hospital
Methodist Medical Center
Mount Sinai Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
To graduate beginning physicians who have mastered the knowledge, acquired the skills, developed the attitudes, and adopted the professional behavior and commitment to lifelong learning necessary to begin the graduate portion of their study of medicine. To enable students to learn the arts and sciences of medicine that are basic to any career path open to the medical profession.

Medical School Ranking

#62 Best Research
#77 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 41
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $85.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $97.37

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 53
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 38.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.59
MCAT composite score 10.2
Acceptance rate 12.9% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.6:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 1,402

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 1,402
In-state students 72.5%
Minority students 51.4%
Underrepresented minority students 25.0%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 64.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Peter Aiello
Financial aid phone (312) 413-0127


Full-time: $33,000 (in-state)
Full-time: $70,472 (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,758
Room and board $14,464
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $177,287

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 81%
Students receiving loans 79%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 57%
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) 38.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 41.0%