The School of Medicine at Yale 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.

Yale seeks a diverse class of exceptional students who aspire to careers of leadership in the practice of medicine and the biomedical sciences. No rigid “cut-offs” are used in evaluating candidates. University grades, MCAT scores, medical and research experience, extracurricular activities, and personal qualities are all considered. State of residence and citizenship are not factors.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Richard A. Silverman
Application fee $85
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 March 15 (Begins)
August 30 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 3
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 31 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.78
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 12.0 MCAT composite score
12.6 biological
12.4 physical sciences
11.0 verbal reasoning
R writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology/zoology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./J.D., 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 3.2:1 – High
Full-time faculty 1,269
Part-time faculty 63
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 214
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 4
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,055
Part-time faculty in clinical program 59

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $398.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 948
Principal investigators (PIs) 685
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 614

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Bridgeport Hospital
Hospital of St. Raphael
Waterbury Hospital
West Haven VA Hospital
Yale New Haven Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The core curriculum is divided into preclinical and clinical years. In the preclinical years the scientific basis of health and disease is presented. In the clinical years students rotate through clerkships followed by an Integrative Clinical Medicine course. Complementing the core curriculum are opportunities to explore the leading edge of scientific discovery and learn scientific reasoning.

Medical School Ranking

#7 Best Research
#74 Best Primary Care

(6) Ranking by Specialties

#18 in AIDS
#1 in Drug and alcohol abuse
#10 in Geriatrics
#10 in Internal medicine
#18 in Pediatrics
#7 in Women’s Health

Research Ranking Scores

Score 80
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) $398.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $313.74

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 55
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 27.9% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.78
MCAT composite score 12.0
Acceptance rate 6.7% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.2:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 401

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 401
In-state students 8.7%
Minority students 45.4%
Underrepresented minority students 15.7%
International students 11.0%
Non-traditional students 58.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Susan Gerber
Financial aid phone (203) 785-2645

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $47,560
Required fees $550
Room and board $11,770
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $124,070

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 86%
Students receiving loans 65%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 63%
Students receiving work study 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)
dermatology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
neurological surgery radiology – diagnostic
ophthalmology radiation oncology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 27.9% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 14.7%