The School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science 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.

We seek students who demonstrate academic excellence and readiness for medicine and will contribute to the diversity necessary to enhance the medical education of all students. Applicants are selected on the basis of demonstrated motivation for medicine, humanistic attitudes, and a realistic understanding of the role of the physician in providing health care to all communities.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Debbie Melton
Application fee $100
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 November 1 (Begins)
August 16 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available No
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
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 3.62
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.4 MCAT composite score
11.0 biological
10.2 physical sciences
10.0 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology humanities
English mathematics
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry calculus
physics social sciences
biochemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
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? 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
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.7:1 – High
Full-time faculty 1,864
Part-time faculty 325
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 215
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 46
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,649
Part-time faculty in clinical program 279

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $228.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 662
Principal investigators (PIs) 434
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 539

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital- OHSU Sacred Heart Medical Center
Legacy Emanuel & Good Samaritan Hospital St. Charles Medical Center
Oregon Health & Sciences University Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Providence Medical System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Highlights: integrated and multi-disciplinary courses with clinical relevance; lecture and non-lecture learning balanced in half-day sessions; early and longitudinal clinical preceptorship; experience in a rural/or underserved area; performance-based assessment of students utilizing standardized patients.

Medical School Ranking

#37 Best Research
#3 Best Primary Care

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#5 in Family medicine
#12 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 52
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $228.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $122.42

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 88
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 50.3% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.62
MCAT composite score 10.4
Acceptance rate 5.3% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.7:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 499

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 499
In-state students 70.5%
Minority students 29.7%
Underrepresented minority students 6.4%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 82.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Cherie Honnell
Financial aid phone (503) 494-7800

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $34,316 (in-state)
Full-time: $48,545 (out-of-state)
Required fees $2,966
Room and board $19,000
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $173,498

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 91%
Students receiving loans 87%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 81%
Students receiving work study 1%

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 pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology urology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 50.3% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 28.5%