The School of Medicine at University of Washington

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.

Criteria: motivation, maturity, integrity,academic performance,humanitarianism, service, communication skills, health issues knowledge, analytical thinking skill, & intellectual curiosity. 40 hours MD shadowing recommended. Preference for WWAMI state residents. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Secondary application required. Criminal background check required. Limit 3 applications.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Stella V. Yee
Application fee $35
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)
September 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
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 3.68
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.3 MCAT composite score
10.7 biological
10.3 physical sciences
10.0 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology biochemistry
organic chemistry humanities
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences
physics general chemistry
molecular and cell biology

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., 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? 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? No

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 2.6:1 – High
Full-time faculty 2,496
Part-time faculty 599
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 368
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 45
Full-time faculty in clinical program 2,128
Part-time faculty in clinical program 554

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $611.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 1,095
Principal investigators (PIs) 729
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 1,227

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Harborview Medical Center
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Seattle Children’s Hospital
University of Washington Medical Center
Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
1st & 2nd year curriculum: discipline-based & organ-system –lecture & small group teaching. Intro to Clinical Medicine in years 1 & 2.
3rd & 4th year:required, elective clinical clerkships in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region. Assignment to small “colleges” with clinical mentor, bedside teaching; community service pathways; required research experience.

Medical School Ranking

#10 Best Research
#1 Best Primary Care

(7) Ranking by Specialties

#4 in AIDS
#1 in Family medicine
#7 in Geriatrics
#8 in Internal medicine
#7 in Pediatrics
#1 in Rural medicine
#13 in Women’s Health

Research Ranking Scores

Score 76
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $611.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $244.95

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 100
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.4
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 48.2% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.68
MCAT composite score 10.3
Acceptance rate 5.7% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.6:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 951

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 951
In-state students 89.2%
Minority students 24.6%
Underrepresented minority students 8.3%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 80.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Diane Noecker
Financial aid phone (206) 685-9229

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $25,320 (in-state)
Full-time: $54,300 (out-of-state)
Required fees $105
Room and board $16,077
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $131,166

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 91%
Students receiving loans 86%
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 pathology – anatomic and clinical
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 48.2% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 35.0%