West Virginia University School of Medicine

West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, abbreviated as WVUHSC by Abbreviationfinder, is one of the top-ranked U.S. medical schools located in Morgantown, WV. Keep reading to see admissions application information including average GRE scores, admissions selection factors and dual degree programs of West Virginia University Health Sciences Center.

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-9111
(304) 293-2408

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/students
Electronic application: http://www.aamc.org

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 11/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2006
Application fee: $100
Director of admissions: Dr. G. Anne Cather
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology/zoology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, behavioral science, social sciences, general chemistry

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Earliest date: October 15
-Latest date: August 1

Applicant’s response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
-Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
-Deposit to hold place in class: $100
-Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
-Deposit refundable prior to: May 1
-Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? Yes
-EDP application period begins: June 1
-EDP application period ends: August 1
-EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 2,037 313 178 110
In-state: 204 129 93 70
Out-of-state: 1,833 184 85 40
Women: 900 115 67 34
Minorities: 114 38 20 16
International: 0 0 0 0

Acceptance rate: 8.7%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.7

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.3
Verbal reasoning: 9.0
Physical sciences: 9.2
Biological: 9.8
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 56%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 17%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 8%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 12%
Mixed disciplines and other: 7%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 56%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 17%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 8%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 12%
Mixed disciplines and other: 7%

Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: N/A

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRANCE: AMCAS; MCAT (by April 2006); 3 yrs US/Canadian college (> 90 sem hours, < C grade by January 1 2007); 8 hrs. Biol/Zool, Inorg chem, Org chem, & Physics, w/ lab; 6 hrs. each Engl, Behav/Social Sci. ; Biochem, cell/molec biol highly recommended; Communication & computer skills, medical experience, service strongly considered; on-site interview only.