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Drexel University College of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
medadmis@drexel.edu
(215) 991-8202
Diversity contact (Dr. Leon McCrea II MD)
odei@drexel.edu
(215) 991-8450
Address
Drexel-Philadelphia, Admissions Office, 2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129-1033 USA

Mission Statement

Drexel University College of Medicine delivers innovative biomedical education in an environment that embraces inquiry and collaboration, founded on excellence in patient care, and based on a culture of, and respect for diversity. These principles are built upon the College’s legacy of a firm commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of the communities in which we live and work.

 

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
1.9%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
18.1%
In-state Acceptance Rate
6.7%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
20.3%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1.3%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
15.6%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
1077
MD, BS/MD, MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA
19%
7.8%
53.5%
32.6%

Sex

Females
53.3%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
78%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$240,180

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.75
3.69

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.81
3.76

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.73
3.67

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
512
128
127
128
129

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
513
128
127
129
129

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
512
128
127
128
129

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
300
20
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
16%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$100
February 1, 2021
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (108 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
August
1:1
30-45 minutes
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 45%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 55%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 40%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 35%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 35%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 45%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
13%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
N/A
N/A
Diversity contact (Dr Ida Castro JD)
• icastro@som.geisinger.edu
570.504.7000
Address
N/A

Mission Statement

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine will educate aspiring physicians and scientists to serve society using a community-based, patient-centered, interprofessional and evidence-based model of education that is committed to inclusion, promotes discovery and utilizes innovative techniques.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
2.3%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
16.6%
In-state Acceptance Rate
8.7%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
18.2%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
0.6%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
9.1%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
455
MD
25%
4.3%
68.6%
16.5%

Sex

Females
52.1%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
89%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$228,084

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.70
3.63

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.78
3.74

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.64
3.53

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
512
128
127
128
129

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
512
128
127
128
129

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
511
128
127
128
129

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
380
9
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
15%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$100
January 15, 2021
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (74 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
August 1, 2020
1:1
30-45 minutes
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 49%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 65%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 42%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 39%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 43%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 55%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
16%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
medadmissions@temple.edu
(215) 707-3656, (215) 707-6932
Diversity contact (Dr. Melanie Cosby)
mcosby@temple.edu
(215) 707-3116
Address
Temple-Health Science Campus, Office of Admissions, 3500 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140-4106 USA

Mission Statement

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff and learners who represent and serve our diverse society. The School provides: – Education that is patient-centered, instilling in learners the School’s ethic of human service and lifelong learning – Research that advances and integrates basic and clinical science – Patient care that is administered with compassion and understanding, utilizing contemporary knowledge and techniques.

 

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
1.8%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
23.3%
In-state Acceptance Rate
7.5%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
26.4%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1.02%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
18.07%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
845
MD, MD/PhD, MD/MBA, MD/MPH, BS/MD
15%
17.4%
55.3%
16.9%

Sex

Females
54%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
85%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$211,465

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.75
3.70

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.79
3.74

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.73
3.66

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
512
128
127
128
129

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
513
128
127
128
129

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
511
128
127
128
130

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
60-70
30-40%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
16%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$90
January 15, 2021
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (129 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
August 2020
Applicants have two interviews and includes a Primary Interview with a physician or PhD member of the Admissions Committee and a Secondary Interview with a Temple physician.
30-45 minutes
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 42%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 69%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 53%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 68%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 55%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 29%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
18%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
studentadmissions@hmc.psu.edu
(717) 531-8755, (717) 531-6225
Diversity contact (Lynette Chappell-Williams J.D.)
Diversity@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
(717) 531-7779
Address
Penn State-Hershey, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033-2360 USA

Mission Statement

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, and Penn State Children’s Hospital are committed to enhancing the quality of life through improved health, the professional preparation of those who will serve the health needs of others, and the discovery of knowledge that will benefit all. We are committed to the education of medical students, medical researchers, and others in the health professions. We seek to enroll students with exceptional personal qualities from broadly diverse backgrounds and will provide them with an innovative education based on present and future health needs. Graduates will be prepared to practice in a wide variety of specialties, different health care settings, and broadly diverse communities.

 

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
1.4%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
22.07%
In-state Acceptance Rate
4.7%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
28.4%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
5.6%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
16.3%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
663
MD, MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/PhD
17%
1.9%
60.5%
29.6%

Sex

Females
61%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
92%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$201,863

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.84
3.80

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.88
3.84

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.81
3.77

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
511
128
127
128
129

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
511
128
127
128
129

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
511
128
127
128
129

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
70
36%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
15%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$90
DSubmission up to the deadline for applications
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (134 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
August
Interviews occur on campus by individual invitation
30-45 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 45%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 59%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 41%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 49%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 37%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 42%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
16%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
admiss@mail.med.upenn.edu
(215) 898-8001, (215) 573-6645
Diversity contact Dr. Horace DeLisser)
delisser@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
(215) 898-4409
Address
Perelman School of Medicine, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Jordan Medical Education Center, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104-5127 USA

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve health through research, patient care, and the education of trainees in an inclusive culture that embraces diversity, fosters innovation, critical thinking, supports lifelong learning and sustains our legacy of excellence.

 

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
2.2%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
24.04%
In-state Acceptance Rate
5.2%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
46.2%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
2.03%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
18.4%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
778
MD/MBA, MD/JD, MD/MPH, MD/PhD
12%
13.3%
46.6%
30.6%

Sex

Females
54%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
86%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$129,945

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.92
3.92

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.90
3.92

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.92
3.92

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
521
131
131
131
131

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
520
130
129
131
131

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
522
131
130
131
131

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
100
30-40%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
6%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$100
12/1/2020
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (178 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
September
Two individual interviews/faculty and student.
30 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 66%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 45%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 39%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 39%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 42%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
10%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
jmc.admissions@jefferson.edu
(215) 955-6983, (215) 955-5151
Diversity contact (Dr. Bernard Lopez)
bernard.lopez@jefferson.edu
(215) 503-6764
Address
Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Office of Admissions, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5083 USA

Mission Statement

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is committed to: educating physicians who will form and lead the integrated healthcare delivery and research teams of tomorrow; discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care through investigation from the laboratory to the bedside, and into the community; and setting the standard for quality, compassionate and efficient patient care for our community and for the nation. Jefferson recognizes that a diverse community is imperative to achieving excellence in patient care, education, and research. As we carry out our mission, we are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and aspire to be a community of discovery, learning, and inclusion.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
3.07%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
38.7%
In-state Acceptance Rate
8.2%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
49.7%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
2.2%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
31.6%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
1157
MD, MD/MPH, BS/MD, MD/PhD
12%
2.9%
65.5%
26.6%

Sex

Females
50%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
70%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$209,894

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.77
3.72

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.82
3.78

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.76
3.71

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
514
129
128
129
129

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
514
129
128
129
129

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
514
129
128
129
129

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
370
11%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
5%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All Applicants
$80
1/1/21
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (178 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
Mid-July
One-on-one, open file (faculty) and closed file (student), both via video format.
30-45 minutes
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 66%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 35%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 40%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 39%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 41%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 45%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
16%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
admissions@medschool.pitt.edu
(412) 648-9891, (412) 648-8768
Diversity contact (Dr. Chenits Pettigrew Jr.)
cpettigrew@medschool.pitt.edu
(412) 648-8987
Address
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261-0001 USA

Mission Statement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has a mission to educate science-based, skilled, and compassionate clinicians prepared to meet the challenges of practicing medicine in the 21st century and conduct cutting-edge biomedical research that betters the human condition and advances the fundamental understanding of medical science. We strive to implement this mission with the highest professional and ethical standards, in a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, and in an environment that enables all students, faculty, and staff to develop to their fullest potential.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
2.3%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
24.3%
In-state Acceptance Rate
6.3%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
38.2%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1.5%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
18.3%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
685
MD, MD/MPH, MD/PhD
17%
8.1%
57.1%
24.4%

Sex

Females
51%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
82%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$186,661

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.84
3.82

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.85
3.83

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.84
3.81

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
518
129
128
129
130

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
517
129
128
129
130

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
518
129
128
129
130

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
100
40-50%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
14%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$100
November 30, 2020
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (138 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
Mid-August 2020
A virtual faculty interview, student interview and team exercise are required. Each applicant interviewing will also have to complete the AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions (VITA).
30-45 minutes
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 28%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 33%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 48%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 30%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 45%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
20%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.