The Pritzker School of Medicine at University of Chicago

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 Pritzker School of Medicine seeks to attract diverse students of exceptional promise who will become leaders and innovators in science and medicine for the betterment of humanity. To that end, over the past 4 years we have substantially increased the scholarship dollars available to our students. Candidates who interview with us spend the day on campus meeting with students, staff and faculty.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Anthony Montag
Application fee $75
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 29 (Begins)
October 15 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) 30
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period June 29 (Begins)
September 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 3.80
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 12.0 MCAT composite score
12.4 biological
12.4 physical sciences
11.2 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., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./J.D., M.D./M.S.W., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A., M.D./M.H.A.
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? 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
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.3:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 883
Part-time faculty N/A
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 133
Part-time faculty in basic sciences N/A
Full-time faculty in clinical program 750
Part-time faculty in clinical program N/A

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $289.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 943
Principal investigators (PIs) 430
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 745

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
NorthShore University HealthSystem
University of Chicago Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The curriculum at the University of Chicago provides a solid foundation in the basic sciences, building on a rich tradition at our institution of developing new knowledge. Realizing that scientific discovery impacts clinical practice, our curriculum is designed to emphasize the relationship between the basic and clinical sciences.

Medical School Ranking

#10 Best Research
#43 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#18 in Internal medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 76
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $289.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $328.06

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 63
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 42.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.80
MCAT composite score 12.0
Acceptance rate 4.9% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.3:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 377

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 377
In-state students 29.4%
Minority students 34.7%
Underrepresented minority students 14.1%
International students 1.1%
Non-traditional students 44.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Sylvia Robertson
Financial aid phone (773) 702-1938

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $42,294
Required fees $3,809
Room and board $17,000
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $123,187

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 92%
Students receiving loans 80%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 89%
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)
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology urology
pathology – anatomic and clinical internal medicine/pediatrics

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) 33.0%