The School of Medicine at Creighton 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.

Mandatory MCAT & 3 yrs accredited college work. Preference to baccalaureate degree holders. Up to 27 semester hrs credit under CLEP or advanced placement. Consideration given to significant humanity service, medical experience, intellectual ability, emotional maturity, honesty and motivation. Letters of recommendation important. No restrictions on race, religion, sex, age, disability, ethnicity.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Garland Jarmon
Application fee $95
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 16 (Begins)
July 31 (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 Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
September 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.65
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.0 MCAT composite score
10.4 biological
9.8 physical sciences
9.6 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
English
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.S.
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? Occasionally
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? 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 0.5:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 261
Part-time faculty 10
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 60
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 2
Full-time faculty in clinical program 201
Part-time faculty in clinical program 8

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $11.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 43
Principal investigators (PIs) 29
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 54

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Creighton University Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Integrated curriculum that incorporates basic, clinical science with clinical experience a prominent piece. Curriculum integrates ethical and societal issues. Instructional and methodology utilizes case-based, small-group sessions and computer assisted instruction. A close faculty/student relationship. Competency-based evaluation used in all components. Students graded on pass/fail/honors system.

Medical School Ranking

#80 Best Research
#77 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 34
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $11.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $44.61

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 53
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.3% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.65
MCAT composite score 10.0
Acceptance rate 6.9% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.5:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 549

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 549
In-state students 12.2%
Minority students 13.8%
Underrepresented minority students 8.4%
International students 1.5%
Non-traditional students N/A

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Karen Malloy
Financial aid phone (402) 280-2666

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $47,922
Required fees $1,590
Room and board $14,400
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $191,419

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 99%
Students receiving loans 90%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 99%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 97.5%
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 obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.3% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 14.0%