The School of Medicine at University of Kansas

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.

Qualified Kansas residents receive strong admissions preference; successful nonresident applicants have significant Kansas ties and/or add breadth to the class. Academic performance, personal qualities, motivation for medicine, and commitment to service are assessed through the use of AMCAS and secondary applications, letters of recommendation, and interviews.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions N/A
Application fee $50
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 4 (Begins)
October 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification November 1 (Begins)
March 22 (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 4 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.68
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 9.7 MCAT composite score
10.1 biological
9.3 physical sciences
9.6 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry general chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.H.A.
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? Occasionally
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
peer counseling
professional counseling

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.1:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 819
Part-time faculty 155
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 154
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 24
Full-time faculty in clinical program 665
Part-time faculty in clinical program 131

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $76.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 271
Principal investigators (PIs) 161
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 287

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Children’s Mercy Hospital St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center Truman Medical Center
Geary Community Hospital University of Kansas Hospital
KVC Behavioral Health Care VA Medical Center
Marillac VA Medical Center
Renal Advantage Inc Via Christi Behavioral Health
Research Medical Center Via Christi Hospital on Harry
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis
Salina Regional Health Center Wesley Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The first two years at KUMC consist of required modules integrating core basic science disciplines as well as basic skills and biopsychosocial topics relevant to clinical practice. Years three and four consist of required clerkships in core clinical disciplines and electives. The curriculum integrates large and small group learning and laboratory exercises, and makes extensive use of technology.

Medical School Ranking

#72 Best Research
#35 Best Primary Care

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#16 in Family medicine
#12 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 38
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $76.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $93.94

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 66
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 46.5% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.68
MCAT composite score 9.7
Acceptance rate 8.9% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.1:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 743

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 743
In-state students 89.0%
Minority students 20.5%
Underrepresented minority students 11.4%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 53.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Sara Honeck
Financial aid phone (913) 588-5170

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $27,724 (in-state)
Full-time: $49,166 (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,068
Room and board $12,294
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $129,657

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 95%
Students receiving loans 79%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 92%
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 obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine pathology – anatomic and clinical
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine surgery – general
neurology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 46.5% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 31.9%