The School of Medicine at University of Missouri

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.

Personal interviews are required. Strong preference is given to Missouri residents. Interview selection is based on academic performance; personal qualities, social concern and integrity; and tested motivation for medicine. Required coursework includes: English/writing intensive courses; general chemistry w/ lab; organic chemistry w/ lab; biology w/ lab; and physics w/ lab. The MCAT is required.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Alison Martin
Application fee $75
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 31 (Begins)
March 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 August 1 (Begins)
August 30 (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 3.78
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.1 MCAT composite score
10.4 biological
10.0 physical sciences
9.9 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.5:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 582
Part-time faculty 117
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 117
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 17
Full-time faculty in clinical program 465
Part-time faculty in clinical program 100

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $25.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 69
Principal investigators (PIs) 47
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 71

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital
University Hospitals and Clinics

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The MU School of Medicine is a leader in problem-based learning, a method of teaching that combines independent learning in small groups with early exposure to patient care. As part of an academic medical center, the school is devoted to improving patient care, education and research.

Medical School Ranking

#74 Best Research
#43 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#7 in Family medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 37
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $25.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $43.82

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 63
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) 40.4% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.78
MCAT composite score 10.1
Acceptance rate 9.8% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.5:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 391

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 391
In-state students 96.2%
Minority students 20.5%
Underrepresented minority students 10.0%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 38.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Cheri Marks
Financial aid phone (573) 882-2923

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $25,265 (in-state)
Full-time: $50,307 (out-of-state)
Required fees $2,321
Room and board $9,954
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $141,833

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 96%
Students receiving loans 89%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 60%
Students receiving work study 0.2%

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) N/A

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.4% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 40.5%