The School of Medicine at University of Virginia

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 seeks to admit applicants who will make contributions in clinical care, medical research, or education, and takes into account academics, MCATs, and evidence of a commitment to medicine. Final decisions are based on personal interviews and an overall assessment of the applicant’s academic and personal qualities. In a typical year 50-55% of the class comes from Virginia.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Gabrielle Marzani-Nissen, MD
Application fee $80
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted May 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 16 (Begins)
August 2 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 3
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 3.76
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 11.4 MCAT composite score
11.7 biological
11.9 physical sciences
10.7 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework N/A

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.
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)? 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? No

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 1.6:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 942
Part-time faculty 92
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 191
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 16
Full-time faculty in clinical program 751
Part-time faculty in clinical program 76

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $132.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 362
Principal investigators (PIs) 217
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 766

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Carilion Clinic University of Virginia Medical Center
Fairfax Hospital Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salem)
Western State Hospital
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The system-based Cells to Society Curriculum combines the practice and science of medicine. Clinical performance development is integrated with foundations and organ systems courses. Clerkships are followed by an array of selectives/electives. Students enjoy experiential activities, patient cases, self-directed and team-based learning, lectures, and hospital/community-based clinical experiences.

Medical School Ranking

#25 Best Research
#19 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 60
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $132.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $140.22

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 71
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.4% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.76
MCAT composite score 11.4
Acceptance rate 13.8% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.6:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 601

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 601
In-state students 55.2%
Minority students 40.4%
Underrepresented minority students 21.3%
International students 2.7%
Non-traditional students 52.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Nancy Zimmer
Financial aid phone (434) 924-0033

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $41,489 (in-state)
Full-time: $51,161 (out-of-state)
Required fees $2,539
Room and board $21,111
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $132,525

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 86%
Students receiving loans 73%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 68%
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 orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine otolaryngology
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
obstetrics and gynecology radiology – diagnostic

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) 17.3%