The School of Medicine at Stanford 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 are interested in students whose accomplishments reflect originality creativity and independent critical thinking; a strong humanitarian commitment; and enthusiasm for the basic sciences and humanities. We look at the nature and extent of community service caring experiences and academic commitments beyond required coursework. Evidence of originality and leadership skills are most valued.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Gabriel Garcia
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 December 1 (Begins)
May 1 (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 3.77
Oldest MCAT considered 2008
Average MCAT scores 11.6 MCAT composite score
12.0 biological
12.0 physical sciences
10.7 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./J.D., 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? 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)? No
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 1.9:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 843
Part-time faculty 27
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 120
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 12
Full-time faculty in clinical program 723
Part-time faculty in clinical program 15

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $329.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 764
Principal investigators (PIs) 397
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
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Stanford Hospital & Clinics
VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The curriculum integrates basic science principles and clinical skills: Clinical skills instruction is led by 15 faculty who provide longitudinal mentorship; Scholarly Concentration projects provide students a mentored opportunity to gain familiarity with emerging areas of scholarship; Translating Discoveries curriculum exposes students to medical advances, with focus on the patient’s perspective.

Medical School Ranking

#4 Best Research
#63 Best Primary Care

(4) Ranking by Specialties

#15 in AIDS
#11 in Internal medicine
#10 in Pediatrics
#13 in Women’s Health

Research Ranking Scores

Score 83
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.5
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $329.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $391.05

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 30.3% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.77
MCAT composite score 11.6
Acceptance rate 3.0% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.9:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 449

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 449
In-state students 42.5%
Minority students 58.6%
Underrepresented minority students 17.4%
International students 3.1%
Non-traditional students 79.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Martha Trujillo
Financial aid phone (650) 723-6958

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $45,744
Required fees $669
Room and board $24,264
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $103,157

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 92%
Students receiving loans 60%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 76%
Students receiving work study 14%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 60.4%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 76.9%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology pediatrics
dermatology psychiatry
emergency medicine radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general
orthopaedic surgery

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 30.3% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 59.6%