University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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.

Consideration is given to academic performance, curriculum, MCAT scores, recommendations, research, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic background, ethnicity, personal integrity and compassion, English communication, personal qualities, & motivation. Applicants evaluated with regard to the school’s mission. Personal interview required. By state law ninety percent must be Texas residents.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Anne McLane
Application fee $75
AMCAS application accepted No
Applications accepted May 1 (Begins)
October 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification November 15 (Begins)
August 13 (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 3.80
Oldest MCAT considered 2008
Average MCAT scores 11.3 MCAT composite score
11.9 biological
11.6 physical sciences
10.5 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
biology/zoology physics
English calculus
organic chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., 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? 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
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.2:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 2,087
Part-time faculty 294
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 277
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 13
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,810
Part-time faculty in clinical program 281

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $202.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 735
Principal investigators (PIs) 392
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 794

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Parkland Health and Hospital System
University Hospital – St. Paul
University Hospital – Zale Lipshy
Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
First year begins with a study of the human body and processes at molecular & cellular levels. Second year proceeds with disease processes & therapeutics. Third & fourth years offer direct patient care experiences. Core clerkships, acute and ambulatory rotations, and Sub-Internship required. The four year Colleges teach clinical skills & professionalism in small groups. http://medschool.swmed.edu

Medical School Ranking

#20 Best Research
#21 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#13 in Internal medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 63
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $202.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $96.96

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 70
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.3% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.80
MCAT composite score 11.3
Acceptance rate 9.2% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.2:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 932

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 932
In-state students 88.3%
Minority students 52.4%
Underrepresented minority students 15.3%
International students 1.9%
Non-traditional students 28.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Charles Kettlewell
Financial aid phone (214) 648-3606

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $15,210 (in-state)
Full-time: $28,310 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,430
Room and board $19,969
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $102,000

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 84%
Students receiving loans 75%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 62%
Students receiving work study 3%

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) 40.3% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 54.4%