The School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington 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 uses data in AMCAS and GW applications to review academic performance; MCAT scores; experiences in leadership, health care, research, and community service, personal comments and recommendation letters. Evidence of compassion, integrity, cooperation, motivation, strength of character and interest in taking advantage of our unique program opportunities are important.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Ava S. Flores
Application fee $125
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted July 1 (Begins)
December 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 3
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period July 1 (Begins)
September 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

In-state applicants N/A
Out-of-state applicants N/A
Women applicants N/A
Minority applicants N/A
International applicants N/A

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.2 MCAT composite score
10.7 biological
10.2 physical sciences
9.7 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
biology/zoology physics
English humanities
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
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:/​/​smhs.​gwumc.​edu/​mdprograms/​jointprograms/​gwbamd

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)? 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
professional counseling

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.2:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 862
Part-time faculty 1,859
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 82
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 84
Full-time faculty in clinical program 780
Part-time faculty in clinical program 1,775

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $98.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 87
Principal investigators (PIs) 149
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants N/A

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Children’s National Medical Center Prince Georges Hospital Center
George Washington University Hospital St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital VA Medical Center
INOVA Fairfax Hospital Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The GWU SMHS provides diverse learning opportunities. The first two years of instruction are taught in interdisciplinary or horizontally integrated courses. Required core clerkships comprise two thirds of the clinical curriculum. Training in interviewing, communication, physical diagnosis, and clinical decision making are completed in our state-of-the-art Clinical Learning/Simulation Center.

Medical School Ranking

#55 Best Research
#83 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 43
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $98.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $114.33

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 52
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 39.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
MCAT composite score 10.2
Acceptance rate 2.5% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.2:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 716

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 716
In-state students 0.0%
Minority students 39.5%
Underrepresented minority students 14.4%
International students 2.2%
Non-traditional students 61.0%

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)
anesthesiology ophthalmology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 39.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 19.0%