The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown 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.

Selection criteria are academic achievement, faculty evaluations, and evidence of maturity, leadership, integrity, and compassion. Eligible candidates present a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (4.00 scale) in undergraduate courses. Applicants must complete baccalaureate degree requirements before entry into medical school.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Barbara K. Fuller
Application fee $100
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted July 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification November 1 (Begins)
August 9 (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 3.67
Oldest MCAT considered 2008
Average MCAT scores 10.7 MCAT composite score
11.2 biological
11.1 physical sciences
10.0 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology behavioral science
organic chemistry calculus
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences
physics general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 8
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​med.​brown.​edu/​plme/​

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
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.9:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 790
Part-time faculty 1,238
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 107
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 0
Full-time faculty in clinical program 683
Part-time faculty in clinical program 1,238

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $124.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 329
Principal investigators (PIs) 238
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 214

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Bradley Hospital Providence VA Medical Center
Butler Hospital Rhode Island Hospital
Hasbro Children’s Hospital The Miriam Hospital
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Women & Infants’ Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Year One includes two semesters of Integrated Medical Sciences and Doctoring. Year Two consists of system-based pathophysiology with integrated pharmacology, pathology, physiology, and Doctoring. Students in the third and fourth years must complete 50 weeks of clinical clerkships and 30 weeks of electives. 

Medical School Ranking

#35 Best Research
#24 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#9 in Drug and alcohol abuse

Research Ranking Scores

Score 53
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $124.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $157.41

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 69
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 45.6% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.67
MCAT composite score 10.7
Acceptance rate 3.5% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.9:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 415

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 415
In-state students 6.5%
Minority students 51.8%
Underrepresented minority students 25.1%
International students 0.7%
Non-traditional students 51.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Linda Gillette
Financial aid phone (401) 863-1142

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $45,216
Required fees $3,479
Room and board $18,090
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $121,798

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 79%
Students receiving loans 75%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 56%
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)
emergency medicine orthopaedic surgery
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
internal medicine – pediatrics surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology internal medicine/pediatrics

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 45.6% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 14.7%