The School of Medicine at St. Louis 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.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine is a private institution that considers national and international applicants. Applicants are encouraged to have achieved a high level of academic performance and to manifest in their personal lives human qualities compatible with a career of service to society. The School strives to recruit, admit, retain and graduate a diverse student body.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. L. James Willmore
Application fee $100
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 15 (Begins)
December 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
August 3 (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)
August 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 3.69
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.7 MCAT composite score
11.2 biological
10.7 physical sciences
10.4 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology/zoology biochemistry
English humanities
organic chemistry behavioral science
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.
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.​slu.​edu/​x24610.​xml

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? 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
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.8:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 596
Part-time faculty 1,168
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 83
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 10
Full-time faculty in clinical program 513
Part-time faculty in clinical program 1,158

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $22.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 134
Principal investigators (PIs) 67
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 125

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Saint Louis University Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Beyond the essential objective of training competent physicians who are scholars of human biology, the medical school strives to graduate physicians who manifest in their personal and professional lives an appreciation for ethical and professional attitudes that reflect the Jesuit spirit and values, and affect the physicians’ interactions with patients, colleagues, and society.

Medical School Ranking

#69 Best Research
#63 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#13 in Geriatrics

Research Ranking Scores

Score 39
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $22.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $38.49

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 43.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.69
MCAT composite score 10.7
Acceptance rate 8.2% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.8:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 709

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 709
In-state students 44.7%
Minority students 37.4%
Underrepresented minority students 8.9%
International students 3.2%
Non-traditional students 47.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Cari Wickliffe
Financial aid phone (314) 977-9840

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $46,510
Required fees $690
Room and board $12,350
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $185,802

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 82%
Students receiving loans 81%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 68%
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)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine otolaryngology
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 43.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 20.7%