The School of Medicine at University of California–Irvine

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.

The Admissions Committee screens for applicants whose academic profile indicates they will be able to handle the medical school curriculum. Attributes deemed desirable in prospective students include research and clinical exposure, leadership and participation in extracurricular activities. Preference is given to those who are either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Ellena Peterson
Application fee $80
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification November 1 (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 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 3.71
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.5 MCAT composite score
11.1 biological
10.7 physical sciences
9.8 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology biochemistry
English mathematics
organic chemistry calculus
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.9:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 810
Part-time faculty 94
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 168
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 1
Full-time faculty in clinical program 642
Part-time faculty in clinical program 93

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $150.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 744
Principal investigators (PIs) 245
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 273

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Miller Children’s Hospital
UC Irvine Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Students begin with instruction in the life and social sciences fundamental to medicine and instruction in the areas of interpersonal communication, physical assessment of patients, and professional conduct. Students then rotate through a series of core clinical clerkships, receive training in advanced clinical experiences, and complete a series of elective rotations tailored to their interests.

Medical School Ranking

#44 Best Research
#86 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 49
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $150.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $185.41

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 51
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 33.0% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
MCAT composite score 10.5
Acceptance rate 5.1% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.9:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 437

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 437
In-state students 98.2%
Minority students 51.7%
Underrepresented minority students 18.8%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 43.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Luis Medina
Financial aid phone (949) 824-6476

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $29,856 (in-state)
Full-time: $42,101 (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,934
Room and board $15,142
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $141,174

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 83%
Students receiving loans 75%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 52%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 59.6%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 84.6%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 33.0% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 72.0%