The Medical College at Rush University

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 Committee on Admissions considers academic and non-academic qualifications with an emphasis on humanism, unique experiences and demonstrated motivation for a career in medicine. Academic achievement, MCAT performance, healthcare experience, LORs and interviews are evaluated. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents will be considered.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Jill Volk
Application fee $75
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted May 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification November 1 (Begins)
August 7 (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 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 3.65
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.2 MCAT composite score
10.6 biological
10.3 physical sciences
9.7 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

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 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)? 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
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.1:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 583
Part-time faculty 202
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 139
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 24
Full-time faculty in clinical program 444
Part-time faculty in clinical program 178

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $61.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 176
Principal investigators (PIs) 112
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 273

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
John H. Stroger
Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Rush University Medical Center
Skokie Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The M1 & M2 years include basic science and clinical skills courses. Students are paired with physicians in outpatient settings throughout the Chicago area, providing continuity of patient care through the M1 & M2 yrs. The M3 & M4 yrs provide students with training in patient care, diagnosis and treatment in a variety of clinical settings.

Medical School Ranking

#62 Best Research
#77 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 41
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $61.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $105.56

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 53
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 42.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.65
MCAT composite score 10.2
Acceptance rate 5.6% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.1:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 549

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 549
In-state students 72.3%
Minority students 31.7%
Underrepresented minority students 13.5%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students N/A

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director David J Nelson
Financial aid phone (312) 942-6256

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $46,812
Required fees $713
Room and board $9,360
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $187,805

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 84%
Students receiving loans 83%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 58%
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 internal medicine – pediatrics
dermatology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 42.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 39.0%