University of Texas Health Science Center–San Antonio

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.

Applicants are evaluated on academic performance in undergraduate school with special emphasis on the sciences and personal achievements which prepare them to be a physician. Knowledge of the profession of medicine gained through observing or volunteering in a practice or hospital is essential as is service for the underserved in the community. Up to 10% of the class may be non-residents.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. David J. Jones
Application fee $75
AMCAS application accepted No
Applications accepted N/A
Secondary application required No
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
July 31 (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) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.61
Oldest MCAT considered N/A
Average MCAT scores 10.1 MCAT composite score
10.6 biological
10.1 physical sciences
9.8 verbal reasoning
N writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English biochemistry
organic chemistry mathematics
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​som.​uthscsa.​edu/​admissions/​earlymatriculationprogram.​asp

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
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.4:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,203
Part-time faculty 564
Full-time faculty in basic sciences N/A
Part-time faculty in basic sciences N/A
Full-time faculty in clinical program N/A
Part-time faculty in clinical program N/A

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $78.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 216
Principal investigators (PIs) 170
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 395

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital University Hospital
Brooke Army Medical Center Valley Baptist Medical Center
Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Wilford Hall Medical Center

Medical School Ranking

#67 Best Research
#52 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 40
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $78.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $65.30

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 60
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 43.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.61
MCAT composite score 10.1
Acceptance rate 13.7% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.4:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 884

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 884
In-state students 92.0%
Minority students 40.3%
Underrepresented minority students 23.5%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 25.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Robert T. Lawson, Jr.
Financial aid phone (210) 567-2635

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $14,500 (in-state)
Full-time: $27,182 (out-of-state)
Required fees $2,465
Room and board N/A
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $132,000

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 90%
Students receiving loans 80%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 75%
Students receiving work study 11%

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 otolaryngology
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) 43.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 49.0%