The School of Medicine at University of Massachusetts–Worcester

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.

Factors include in-state residency with the exception of Ph.D./M.D. Program; content and breadth of scholastic preparation; service/avocation with people in a helping role; diversity (prior educational/professional experience, social or cultural background); communication/interpersonal skills; professional attributes (altruism, compassion); commitment to primary care and service to Massachusetts.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. John Paraskos
Application fee $100
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 October 15 (Begins)
August 15 (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

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MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.66
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.8 MCAT composite score
11.1 biological
10.7 physical sciences
10.5 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology organic chemistry
biology/zoology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D.
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 2.8:1 – High
Full-time faculty 1,425
Part-time faculty 303
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 257
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 23
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,168
Part-time faculty in clinical program 280

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $181.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals N/A
Principal investigators (PIs) N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants N/A

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Berkshire Medical Center St. Vincent Hospital
Milford Regional Medical Center UMass Memorial Medical Center/Memorial Campus
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center UMass Memorial Medical Center/University Campus

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Reflecting our educational goal of “training physicians in the full range of medical disciplines with emphasis on practice in the primary care specialties, in the public sector, and in underserved areas of Massachusetts”, our curriculum teaches “core” knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values as the foundation for training the “undifferentiated” physician.

Medical School Ranking

#48 Best Research
#7 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 47
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $181.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $127.25

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 79
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 53.4% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.66
MCAT composite score 10.8
Acceptance rate 21.2% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.8:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 514

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 514
In-state students 97.5%
Minority students 22.2%
Underrepresented minority students 6.2%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 74.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Betsy A. Groves
Financial aid phone (508) 856-2265

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $8,352 (in-state)
Required fees $10,241
Room and board $13,302
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $121,119

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 92%
Students receiving loans 91%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 39%
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)
emergency medicine obstetrics and gynecology
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
internal medicine – pediatrics surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 53.4% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 53.8%