The F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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.

The SOM is a federal institution which does not give any preference to in-state residents. The Admissions Committee evaluates grades, MCATs, clinical work, extracurricular activities, work experience, motivation for military medicine and interviews. Interviewed applicants must pass a medical examination and security clearance to be eligible to attend the SOM as a commissioned officer.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Joan C. Stearman
Application fee $0
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 16 (Begins)
August 12 (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 No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) June

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.58
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.3 MCAT composite score
10.3 biological
10.6 physical sciences
9.9 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry calculus

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D.
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 women’s health
geriatrics

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)? 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
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.5:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 360
Part-time faculty 2,883
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 105
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 50
Full-time faculty in clinical program 255
Part-time faculty in clinical program 2,833

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $46.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 52
Principal investigators (PIs) 35
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 35

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Naval Medical Center San Diego
San Antonio Military Medical Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Wright Patterson Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The School of Medicine’s (SOM) curriculum is designed to graduate competent, compassionate, dedicated physicians to serve beneficiaries of the military and the public health service. The SOM places emphasis in areas critical to the uniformed physician: Trauma and Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease and Parasitology, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and Principles of Leadership and Teamwork.

Medical School Ranking

#62 Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 41
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $46.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $129.77

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 32.0% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.58
MCAT composite score 10.3
Acceptance rate 10.8% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.5:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 675

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 675
In-state students 9.5%
Minority students 24.9%
Underrepresented minority students 8.6%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 65.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director N/A
Financial aid phone N/A

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $0 (in-state)
Full-time: $0 (out-of-state)
Required fees $0
Room and board $0
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $0

Financial Aid Availability

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

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 86.2%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 86.2%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
emergency medicine pathology – anatomic and clinical
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general
orthopaedic surgery transitional year

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 32.0% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 16.0%