The School of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Rochester

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.

A strong academic record and good scores on the MCAT are a necessary but not sufficient criteria for admission. In addition, the Admissions Committee looks for evidence of scholarship, leadership, community service, integrity, maturity and excellent interpersonal skills. Rochester seeks students who value human diversity, exhibit a love of learning and appreciate the science and art of medicine.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Patricia Samuelson
Application fee $85
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 16 (Begins)
August 8 (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 3.76
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 11.0 MCAT composite score
11.4 biological
11.1 physical sciences
10.3 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology/zoology physics
English humanities
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 8
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​enrollment.​rochester.​edu/​admissions/​learning/​programs.​shtm

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
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.4:1 – High
Full-time faculty 1,489
Part-time faculty 163
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 297
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 13
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,192
Part-time faculty in clinical program 150

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $190.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 476
Principal investigators (PIs) 306
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 542

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Highland Hospital
Park Ridge Hospital
Rochester General Hospital
Strong Memorial Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The SMD Double Helix Curriculum weaves together basic science and clinical strands of medical education through all four years, with enhanced teaching of the scientific principles of biomedical, clinical and translational research, of information management and data analytic skills, and of the psychosocial aspects of health and illness.

Medical School Ranking

#29 Best Research
#15 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 57
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $190.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $128.09

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 74
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 37.6% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.76
MCAT composite score 11.0
Acceptance rate 5.7% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.4:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 436

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 436
In-state students 64.9%
Minority students 31.2%
Underrepresented minority students 14.9%
International students 0.2%
Non-traditional students 67.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Herbert V. Revill
Financial aid phone (585) 275-4523

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $43,100
Required fees $4,202
Room and board $16,500
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $138,983

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 93%
Students receiving loans 83%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 59%
Students receiving work study 20%

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 orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pathology – anatomic and clinical
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology transitional year

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 37.6% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 29.9%