The School of Medicine at University of Louisville

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.

Because we are a state institution, we give preference to qualified residents of KY. Applicants are selected on the basis of their individual merits without bias to sex, race, creed, national origin, age or handicap. They are chosen on the basis of intellect, integrity, maturity, and demonstrated sensitivity toward others. Significant weight is given to interview scores, which are held at the SOM.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Pamela D. Osborne
Application fee $75
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 October 15 (Begins)
July 30 (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 1 (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 9.7 MCAT composite score
10.0 biological
9.3 physical sciences
9.9 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry calculus
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

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., M.D./M.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

family medicine pediatrics
geriatrics rural medicine
internal medicine women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Very rarely
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? 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 1.2:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 797
Part-time faculty 60
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 109
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 4
Full-time faculty in clinical program 688
Part-time faculty in clinical program 56

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $39.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 119
Principal investigators (PIs) 106
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 153

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Frazier Rehab Institute Trover Regional Medical Center
Jewish Hospital University of Louisville Hospital
Kosair Children’s Hospital Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Norton Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The educational program includes learning experiences that enable students to master the knowledge, skills & attitudes considered essential for the 21st century physician & opportunities for students to develop personal & professional abilities & interests. The curriculum includes core curriculum & preclinical/clinical elective program & emphasizes active learning & technology-enhanced education.

Medical School Ranking

#75 Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 36
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $39.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $49.50

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.0% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
MCAT composite score 9.7
Acceptance rate 9.9% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.2:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 643

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 643
In-state students 75.3%
Minority students 18.2%
Underrepresented minority students 9.5%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 8.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Leslie Kaelin
Financial aid phone (502) 852-5187

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $29,450 (in-state)
Full-time: $45,390 (out-of-state)
Required fees $605
Room and board $8,370
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $154,782

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 90%
Students receiving loans 85%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 33%
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 pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.0% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 36.0%