Medical School Fact Summary

NSS member Erin Huffer 17 has nicely collated a series of many oft-sought facts about specific medical schools. The sources of information for this collation are the most recent version of the MSAR (Medical School Admission Requirements) from the AAMC (2014-15 version) and other selected application data from the AAMC. Note that information can change without notice, so all are urged to specifically check each school you are interested in on their web site, in the MSAR and/or by contacting them.

Link to this spreadsheet and use the tabs on the bottom to view the data in several different formats. Included are all US and Canadian Schools listed alphabeticallly in the first document. Other documents sort the data by (1) where Dartmouth College students applied in 2013-14 (and the number of acceptances at each school), (2) median science GPA of accepted students (high to low sort), (3) median MCAT score of accepted students (high to low sort), (4) whether applications are accepted from international students (Y/N), (5) whether the schools use the multiple mini interview (MMI) format (Y/N) and (6) whether biochemistry is required or recommended (not sorted; retains alphabetic listing of schools).

In the first document, you will also find information on total numbers of applications, in-state/out-of-state matriculants, overall total GPA, breakdown of MCAT scores by section (Verbal Reasoning (VR); Physical Sciences (PS); Biological Sciences (BS)), date of oldest MCAT accepted, whether schools screen primary applications before sending secondary applications, courses required for matriculation and whether alternative forms of course credit (AP, on-line, community college) are acceptable to fulfill these requirements.

When examining the data in the first document regarding course requiremments, keep a few facts in mind:
(1) A semester = one Dartmouth term
(2) 4 hours = one Dartmouth lab course (we actually grant 4.5 hours for these courses); 3 hours = one Dartmouth non-lab course
(3) Writing 5 and the First Year Seminar satisfies all English requirements
(4) While not all schools require Biochemistry, Sociology, Psychology or Statistics for matriculation, these courses yield the competencies necessary for the MCAT exam.
(5) Exemption credits used by many Dartmouth students (e.g. credit at matriculation for Math 3, etc bypassing a course pre-requisite) can be counted toward med school matriculation requirements.