The College of Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center

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.

Selection is based on a total assessment of each candidate’s motivation, interest, character, demonstrated intellectual ability, previous academic record including its trends, personal interviews, scores on the MCAT and general fitness and promise for a career in medicine. Although preference is given to residents of Nebraska, students from other states are considered for admission.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Jeffrey W. Hill
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 December 3 (Begins)
March 15 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available No
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 3.75
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.1 MCAT composite score
10.6 biological
9.8 physical sciences
9.8 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology biochemistry
English humanities
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry calculus
physics general chemistry

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 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? 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
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.2:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 606
Part-time faculty 137
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 84
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 6
Full-time faculty in clinical program 522
Part-time faculty in clinical program 131

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $42.0
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
Nebraska Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The College aims to provide a sound basis for support of career choices in medical practice, teaching, research or administration by stimulating students to obtain a background of basic information, a command of the language of biomedical science, a mastery of the skills necessary for clinical problem-solving, a habit of self-education and a sympathetic understanding of the behavior of people.

Medical School Ranking

#62 Best Research
#6 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#12 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 41
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $42.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $69.25

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 84
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 65.0% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.75
MCAT composite score 10.1
Acceptance rate 11.8% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.2:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 496

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 496
In-state students 90.7%
Minority students 12.1%
Underrepresented minority students 4.4%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 45.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Judy Walker
Financial aid phone (402) 559-4199

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $26,980 (in-state)
Full-time: $63,262 (out-of-state)
Required fees $2,573
Room and board $15,300
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $129,969

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 99%
Students receiving loans 92%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 63%
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 obstetrics and gynecology
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 65.0% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 44.0%