University of California, San Diego Medicine

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Location

La Jolla, California

Contacts

Website: http://meded.ucsd.edu/
Phone: 858-434-3880
Admissions e-mail: somadmissions@ucsd.edu

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length
  • Applicants must be a United States Citizen, or have Permanent Resident status, to be eligible to apply to the UCSD School of Medicine

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: A minimum of 3 years of undergraduate study, with one year being from an accredited 4-year American institution. However, the recommended amount is 4 years of undergraduate study.
  • Courses: There are no required courses, though the following are highly recommended.
    • Biology (1 academic year - 2 semesters/3 quarters)
    • General Chemistry (1 academic year - 2 semesters/3 quarters)
    • Organic Chemistry (1 academic year - 2 semesters/3 quarters)
    • Biochemistry (1 term - 1 semesters/1 quarter)
    • Physics (1 academic year - 2 semesters/3 quarters)
    • Calculus or Statistics (1 academic year - 2 semesters/3 quarters)
    • Laboratory coursework for all courses offering corresponding labs
  • AP credit are acceptable

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GPA

  • Average overall GPA of entering class 2016: 3.76
  • Average science GPA of entering class 2016: 3.62

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MCAT

MCAT must have been taken within the 3 years prior to matriculation. Average scores entering class 2016:

  • Pre-2015 MCAT
    • Physical Sciences – 11.5
    • Biological Sciences – 11.7
    • Verbal Reasoning – 10.4
    • Writing Sample – Q
    • Total: 33.6 Q
  • New MCAT
    • CARS: 128.3
    • CPFBS: 128.6
    • BBFL: 129.5
    • PSBFB: 129.2
    • Total: 515.6

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Supporting Documents

  • AMCAS application (deadline November 1, no extensions granted)
  • Secondary Application (by email invitation - mid July through December) which includes:
    • $105 fee
    • Biographical sketch (distinct from the personal comments on the AMCAS application)
    • Statement regarding criminal conviction
    • Personal background information
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Academic/work/research experience
    • Publications, presentations, fellowship experiences
    • Medical/clinical experiences
    • Volunteer/community service experiences
    • Letters of Recommendation
      • UCSD will be participating in AMCAS Letters Service for the 2017-2018 application year, please click here for more details
    • Indication of potential interest in Dual Degree programs

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Interview

  • MMI format
  • The day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.
  • Offers of acceptance will not be made until after October 15

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Timeline

  • June 6: Applicants may start sending AMCAS application
  • Mid-July - December: Applicants may start sending Secondary application documents upon invitation
  • October 15: First notifications of acceptance are sent out
  • November 1: AMCAS application deadline
  • December: Deadline to submit Secondary application documents
  • Late September to March: Interviews

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Tuition 2016-2017

  • First year tuition and fees:
    • In-state: $37,797.77
    • Out-of-state: $50,042.77

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For information on financial aid, click here

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