The School of Medicine at Wake Forest University

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 MCAT, GPA, personal qualities assessed in the personal interviews. A national pool is considered, thus state of residence is inconsequential.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Gretchen Wells
Application fee $65
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 11 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
July 19 (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) July

Admissions & Enrollment

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MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.58
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.7 MCAT composite score
11.1 biological
10.8 physical sciences
10.4 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
biology/zoology physics
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., 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

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
professional counseling
religious support

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.0:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 985
Part-time faculty 599
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 244
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 135
Full-time faculty in clinical program 741
Part-time faculty in clinical program 464

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $144.7
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
Forsyth Medical Center
North Carolina Baptist Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The curriculum is organized to meet the seven goals of the undergraduate medical education program: the development of proficiency in self-directed and lifelong learning skills, the acquisition of appropriate core biomedical science knowledge, clinical, problem solving/clinical reasoning, interviewing & communication skills, information management skills, and professional attitudes and behavior.

Medical School Ranking

#42 Best Research
#19 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 50
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $144.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $146.86

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 71
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 46.0% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.58
MCAT composite score 10.7
Acceptance rate 3.6% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.0:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 481

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 481
In-state students 40.1%
Minority students 26.4%
Underrepresented minority students 11.6%
International students 3.3%
Non-traditional students 26.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Melissa Stevens
Financial aid phone (336) 716-2889

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $41,385
Required fees $0
Room and board $21,291
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $159,559

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 93%
Students receiving loans 83%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 70%
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 pediatrics
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) 46.0% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 36.0%