The School of Medicine at University of California–Davis

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.

Receive an average of 5,000 applications annually. Matriculate a class of 105 students with a variety of backgrounds. Candidates assessed on GPA and MCAT scores, voluntary activities, leadership, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and other criteria. Interviews are offered annually to 400-450 applicants with preference for California residents (U.S. citizens and permanent residents).

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Gurmeet Rai
Application fee $80
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
July 15 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
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

N/A

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.61
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.3 MCAT composite score
10.9 biological
10.5 physical sciences
9.5 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology biochemistry
English mathematics
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry calculus
physics general chemistry
molecular and cell biology

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., 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)? 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
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.7:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 693
Part-time faculty 120
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 157
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 82
Full-time faculty in clinical program 536
Part-time faculty in clinical program 38

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $137.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 413
Principal investigators (PIs) 230
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 518

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
University of California
Davis Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
A 4 yr. curriculum leading to an MD degree. The first 2 yrs. comprise 5 integrated blocks covering normal structure/function and pathophysiology. The 3rd yr. is composed of 6 clinical clerkships. A longitudinal 3 yr. Doctoring course focuses on clinical skills and professionalism. A flexible 4th yr. allows for electives and community service. Pursuit of research/other degrees is encouraged.

Medical School Ranking

#42 Best Research
#24 Best Primary Care

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#14 in Family medicine
#9 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 50
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $137.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $198.77

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 69
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 41.6% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.61
MCAT composite score 10.3
Acceptance rate 4.5% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.7:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 405

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 405
In-state students 99.8%
Minority students 60.2%
Underrepresented minority students 20.2%
International students 0.5%
Non-traditional students 78.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Lauren E. Snow
Financial aid phone (916) 734-4120

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $0 (in-state)
Full-time: $12,245 (out-of-state)
Required fees $38,020
Room and board $14,855
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $136,996

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 94%
Students receiving loans 87%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 94%
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)
dermatology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology transitional year

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 41.6% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 71.1%