The School of Medicine at Temple 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.

50% of the matriculants are PA residents; non-residents with a particular interest in Temple and strong credentials are encouraged to apply. The medical school recruits the most qualified applicants while maintaining its long-standing commitment to matriculate students from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Audrey B. Uknis
Application fee $75
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
December 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
August 2 (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 15 (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 3.64
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.5 MCAT composite score
10.9 biological
10.6 physical sciences
10.0 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics
humanities

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 8
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​temple.​edu/​medicine/​admissions/​special_admissions.​htm

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
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.6:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 481
Part-time faculty 39
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 129
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 4
Full-time faculty in clinical program 352
Part-time faculty in clinical program 35

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $125.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 334
Principal investigators (PIs) 176
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 215

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Abington Memorial Hospital St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Crozer-Chester Medical Center St. Luke’s Hospital
Fox Chase Cancer Center Temple University Hospital
Geisinger Medical Center West Penn Allegheny Health System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The MD curriculum includes: Basic sciences in an integrated hybrid organ systems approach; Doctoring utilizing real and simulated patients; required clinical clerkships in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, emergency medicine, radiology, critical care/anesthesiology; a subinternship; and 24 weeks of clinical electives.

Medical School Ranking

#47 Best Research
#86 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 48
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $125.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $261.28

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 51
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 42.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
MCAT composite score 10.5
Acceptance rate 5.3% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.6:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 778

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 778
In-state students 50.9%
Minority students 35.3%
Underrepresented minority students 17.9%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 67.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Dr. John Morris
Financial aid phone (215) 707-2667

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $53,468
Required fees $750
Room and board $12,185
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $201,564

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 94%
Students receiving loans 88%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 44%
Students receiving work study 9%

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
neurology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 42.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 37.0%