The College of Osteopathic Medicine at University of New England

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.

Academic record and scholastic ability; exposure to and experience in health care and human services; leadership, community service and/or research experience; interest in practicing primary care, practicing in New England and/or working in underserved communities; and the maturity and desire to work collaboratively with classmates, faculty, health care providers and patients.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Stacy Gato
Application fee $55
AMCAS application accepted No
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
February 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification September 3 (Begins)
July 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 4
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) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.54
Oldest MCAT considered 2011
Average MCAT scores 9.0 MCAT composite score
9.5 biological
8.6 physical sciences
9.0 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
biology/zoology physics
English biochemistry
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered D.O./M.P.H., D.O./M.S.
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.​une.​edu/​com/​admissions/​programs.​cfm

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? 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)? 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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.1:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 51
Part-time faculty 646
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 17
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 25
Full-time faculty in clinical program 34
Part-time faculty in clinical program 621

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $0.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 5
Principal investigators (PIs) 4
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 5

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Berkshire Medical Center Roger Williams Medical Center
Central Maine Medical Center Saint Vincent’s Hospital
Clara Maass Medical Center Samaritan Medical Center
Eastern Connecticut Health Network St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Eastern Maine Medical Center St. Joseph Medical Center
Kent Hospital St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
Lakes Region General Hospital St. Michael’s Medical Center
Maine Medical Center Togus Veterans Administration Medical Center
MaineGeneral Medical Center York Hospital
Raritan Bay Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine curriculum is designed to educate osteopathic primary care physicians who are skilled in health promotion and illness prevention as well as the delivery of illness care. Please also see: http://www.une.edu/com/curriculum/index.cfm and http://www.une.edu/com/clinical/

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
#68 Best Primary Care

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#16 in Geriatrics
#22 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $0.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $16.40

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 57
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 65.0% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.54
MCAT composite score 9.0
Acceptance rate 6.4% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.1:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 509

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 509
In-state students 19.4%
Minority students 11.4%
Underrepresented minority students 3.9%
International students 1.6%
Non-traditional students 79.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Paul Henderson
Financial aid phone (207) 283-0171

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $46,700
Required fees $600
Room and board $12,000
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $213,088

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 92%
Students receiving loans 85%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 26%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 69.5%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 83.9%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice psychiatry – child and adolescent psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
pediatrics surgery – general
physical medicine and rehabilitation

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) 13.0%