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University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
md@usd.edu
(605) 658-6302, (605) 677-5109
Diversity contact (Dr. DenYelle Kenyon)
Denyelle.Kenyon@usd.edu
(605) 658-6328
Address
South Dakota-Sioux Falls, Medical School Admissions, USD Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1570 USA

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is to provide the opportunity for South Dakota residents to receive a quality, broad-based medical education with an emphasis on family medicine. The curriculum is to be established to encourage graduates to serve people living in medically underserved areas of South Dakota and to require excellence in the basic sciences and in all clinical disciplines. (Complete mission statement on Web site.)

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
10.7%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
43.4%
In-state Acceptance Rate
37.6%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
41.7%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1.7%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
17.6%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
282
MD, MD/PhD
27%
2.8%
88.5%
5.7%

Sex

Females
45.7%

Tuition

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

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
100%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$182,237

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.81
3.77

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.81
3.79

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.79
3.75

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
509
127
127
127
128

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
508
127
127
127
128

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
509
127
128
127
128

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
35-45
44%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
14%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$40
2 weeks
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Interview Data (88 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
Late August to early September
Due to COVID-19 concerns we will be conducting live (open file) virtual interviews with voting committee members.
30 minutes each
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?
13%

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