The College of Medicine at University of Kentucky

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.

Preference is given to Kentucky residents. Non-residents are encouraged to apply. Competitive non-resident applicants should have overall records which compare favorably with average matriculants.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Carol Elam
Application fee $50
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 1 (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

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MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.2 MCAT composite score
10.6 biological
10.1 physical sciences
9.8 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
English
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

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 Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 7
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​mc.​uky.​edu/​meded/​bsmd/​index.​asp

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS pediatrics
drugs/alcohol abuse rural medicine
family medicine women’s health
internal medicine

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Occasionally
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.)

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 850
Part-time faculty 165
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 197
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 13
Full-time faculty in clinical program 653
Part-time faculty in clinical program 152

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $70.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 207
Principal investigators (PIs) 136
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 248

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Good Samaritan
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
VA Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The curriculum emphasizes early clinical experiences, integration of the basic and clinical sciences, teaching in ambulatory clinic settings, and primary care. We believe that this curriculum will result in a generation of physicians who will be lifelong learners. The curriculum uses many learning methods, including standardized patients and human patient simulators.

Medical School Ranking

#67 Best Research
#57 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 40
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $70.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $82.46

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 59
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 43.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
MCAT composite score 10.2
Acceptance rate 9.4% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 465

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 465
In-state students 79.4%
Minority students 15.3%
Underrepresented minority students 8.2%
International students 3.7%
Non-traditional students 46.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Julie McDaniel
Financial aid phone (859) 257-1652

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $30,726 (in-state)
Full-time: $57,372 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,276
Room and board $14,850
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $148,156

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 92%
Students receiving loans 92%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 46%
Students receiving work study 10%

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 obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine internal medicine/pediatrics

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 43.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 29.0%