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The Top Medical School in Each State in the U.S.

Alexi Caffelle

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The Top Medical School in Each U.S. State

 

All data presented in this blog is based on matriculants who entered medical school in the fall of 2021. The data presented was derived from AAMC’s MSAR tool and the all new cutting edge MedSchoolExplorer from MedSchoolCoach.

The top schools in each state were determined by comparing all the schools in a particular state’s median MCAT scores. The school with the highest median MCAT score was ranked the top school. Schools with similar median MCAT’s were compared by research rank instead. This blog encompasses the top medical school in each state (excluding Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming, which do not have medical schools).

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Top Medical School in the State of Alabama: University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine should be mindful of the following information:

The average GPA for matriculated students ranges between 3.7-3.8, with the median GPA being 3.87. The median MCAT was 510, students with MCATs as low as 495 may be eligible to receive a secondary application. A maximum of 5 letters of recommendation is accepted and a minimum of 3. A letter packet, individual letters, and a committee letter are all accepted, with preference given towards a committee letter. The estimated class size for students matriculating in fall 2021 was 186, with a gender breakdown of 89 men and 97 women. The total enrollment of the school is 805 students. 

Top Medical School in the State of Alaska

No schools

 

Top Medical School in the State of Arizona: University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Students interested in the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix should be mindful of the following information:

The median GPA for matriculants was 3.86. The median MCAT was 510. A minimum MCAT composite score of 500 is required for admission into the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix require a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation. A maximum of 5 letters of recommendation are accepted. The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix recommends at least one letter from a clinical professional the applicant has recently worked with. Additional letters are up to the applicants discretion. The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix has a total enrollment of 387 students, and estimated 120 new entrants for the fall of 2021. The gender breakdown for thoses entrants was 58 men and 60 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Arkansas: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine should be mindful of the following information: 

The median GPA for matriculants was 3.9. The median MCAT was 509. No minimum MCAT or GPA is required for admission. Out-of-state applicants are encouraged to apply, but those with strong ties to the state of Arkansas are given preference. A maximum of 6 letters of recommendation are accepted and a minimum of 1 is required. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine requires a committee letter from a premedical advisory if the applicants school has one. If the applicants school does not have one, that it’s encouraged the applicant seek 3-4 academic letters from professors who’ve taught the applicant. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine has a total enrollment of 704 students, and estimated 188 new entrants for the fall of 2021. The gender breakdown for those entrants was 86 men and 80 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of California: Stanford University School of Medicine

Students interested in Stanford University School of Medicine should be mindful of the following information:

The median GPA for matriculants was 3.89. The median MCAT was 518. No minimum MCAT or GPA is required for admission. Stanford University School of Medicine ranks number 8 in research and number 30 in primary care in the United States of America. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA status applicants are encouraged to apply. A maximum of 6 letters of recommendation are accepted and a minimum of 3 is required. The AAMC stated the following for Stanford University in regard to letters of recommendation.  Stanford Medicine does not have specific requirements but encourages letters from individuals who can attest to the following aspects of the applicant’s skills and attributes:

leadership

originality and creativity

innovation

research skills and independence

clinical exposures and caring experiences

cultural humility

social justice and advocacy

The Stanford University School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 496 students, and estimated 90 new entrants for the fall of 2021. The gender breakdown for those entrants was 47 men and 43 women.

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Top Medical School in the State of Connecticut: Yale School of Medicine

Students interested in Yale School of medicine should be mindful of the following information:

The median GPA for matriculants was 3.93. The median MCAT was 521. No minimum MCAT nor GPA is required for admission. Yale School of Medicine ranks number 10 in research and number 68 in primary care. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applicants are encouraged to apply. A maximum of 7 letters of recommendation is accepted and a minimum of 1 is required. The AAMC stated the following for Yale School of Medicine in regard to letters of recommendation: “A Premedical Committee letter is recommended for all MD and MD/Ph.D. candidates. If your school does not have a Premedical Committee, you may submit at least three individual letters of recommendation. These letters should come from individuals who are in a position to comment knowledgeably on your accomplishments, abilities, experience, and/or personal qualifications. They may come from those who have taught you or worked with you in undergraduate or graduate school classes, in research settings, clinical settings, extracurricular or community service activities, professional settings, or other contexts. It is helpful to have at least one of the letters from someone in the sciences, but this is not mandatory.” Yale School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 554 students, and estimated 104 new entrants for the fall of 2021. The gender breakdown for those entrants was 52 men and 52 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Delaware

No schools

 

Top Medical School in the State of Florida: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Students interested in USF Health Morsani College of Medicine should be mindful of the following information:

The median GPA for matriculants was 3.89. The median MCAT was 518. No minimum MCAT nor GPA is required for admission. USF Health Morsani College of Medicine ranks number 46 in research and 56 in primary care in the United States. Out-of-state applicants are encouraged to apply. Canadian, International, and DACA status applicants are reviewed case-by-case. A maximum of 5 letters are accepted and a minimum of 2 is required. Specifically, two letters from science faculty. USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has a total enrollment of 738 students, and estimated 180 entrants for the fall of 2021. The gender breakdown for those entrants was 83 men and 94 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Georgia: Emory University School of Medicine

Students interested in Emory University School of Medicine should be mindful of the following information:

The median GPA for matriculants was 3.8. The median MCAT was 515. The AAMC stated in regards to minimum MCAT scores, “Emory will prescreen all applicants for a minimum MCAT score of 502 with at least a 124 in each of the four subtests. Applicants with an MCAT total score of less than 502, or a subtest score of less than 124 on any of the four MCAT subtests will not receive an invitation to complete an Emory Supplemental Application.” Emory University School of Medicine ranks number 22 in research and number 42 in primary care in the United States. Out-of-state applicants are encouraged to apply. Canadian applicants are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians are considered international and therefore are not eligible for need-based financial aid. International applicants are encouraged to apply, however, science prerequisite courses must be taken in Canada or the United States. DACA status applicants are encouraged to apply. A maximum of 5 letters of recommendation is accepted and a minimum of 1 is required. The AAMC stated the following in regard to letters of recommendation at Emory University School of Medicine. “Ultimately, the decision about which letters to submit is yours. We require two letters from professors, or others who can speak to your abilities in the “hard sciences”, which means biology, chemistry/organic chemistry, and physical (earth) science (neither engineering nor psychology are considered the “hard sciences”). Biomedical course professors are acceptable, but we definitely recommend that the second letter be from a professor in one of the hard sciences.” Emory University School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 651 students, and estimated 139 entrants for the fall of 2021. The gender breakdown for those entrants was 39 men and 100 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Hawaii: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine (only med school in Hawaii)

Students interested in the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine should be mindful of the following information. The median GPA was 3.83. The median MCAT was 512. The school has neither MCAT nor GPA minimum requirements. The University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine ranks number 74 in research and 24 in primary care in the United States. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA status applicants are all encouraged to apply. A maximum of 10 letters of recommendation is accepted and a minimum of 2 is required. University of Hawaii School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 312 students, and estimated 77 entrants for the fall of 2021. The gender breakdown for these entrants was 28 men and 49 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Idaho: Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (only school)

Students interested in Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.56. The median MCAT was 505. Students residing outside the state of Idaho are encouraged to apply, the school is friendly toward out-of-state applicants. The school highly encourages receiving a letter from a physician (DO strongly encouraged). The school’s mission is to serve the area of Idaho and surrounding states, including Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and beyond. Idaho curriculum format revolves around using didactic lectures, active learning, small group activities, and standardized patient interaction. Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine offers two dual degree programs for students to complete concurrently with their DO degree if they choose,  a master’s in health administration (MHA) and a master’s in public health (MPH).

 

Top Medical School in the State of Illinois: University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.93. The median MCAT was 521. The school is friendly towards Canadian and out-of-state applicants, but not international applicants. Being a small school, students are able to receive individualized mentorship from Pritzker career advising societies and Pritzker wellness. Research opportunities are abundant at the university, the school ranks as one of the top 5 institutions for NIH research grants per individual faculty member. The school announced for the 2022-2023 application, all interviews will be conducted virtually. The school does not have minimum MCAT and GPA requirements but encourages students interested in applying to view previous class profiles, to see if they’ll be competitive applicants.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Indiana: Indiana University School of Medicine

Students interested in Indiana University School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.8. The median MCAT was 513. The school favors in-state applicants, Canadian and out-of-state applicants applying will be at a disadvantage. The school requires 3 letters of recommendation, one from a science professor, another from a non-science professor, and lastly a personal letter. For the 2022-2023 cycle, interviews will be conducted virtually. This school requires applicants to undergo the CASPer test, which tests noncognitive skills.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Iowa: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille. Carver College of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille. Carver College of Medicine should be mindful of the following: 

The median GPA was 3.9. The median MCAT was 517. DACA, Canadian and International applications are not accepted at this school, however, out-of-state applications are. The school asks for a maximum of 4 and a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation. The school does not specify that the letters come from science faculty, instead encouraging applicants to seek writers who can speak thoroughly about the applicant. The school has a total enrollment of 675 students. The school estimated 152 new entrants entering in the fall of 2021, with a gender breakdown of 80 men and 71 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Kansas: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Kansas School of Medicine should be mindful of the following: 

The median GPA was 3.88. The median MCAT was 510. Applications from out-of-state applicants are accepted however preference is given to applicants who reside or show strong ties to Kansas. Students with DACA status may apply. International and Canadian applications are not accepted. The school accepts a maximum of 5 letters of recommendation and a minimum of 3. The school asks students to request letters from a variety of sources, ranging from faculty, employers, supervisors, and other persons who can speak thoroughly about the applicant. The school has a total enrollment of 868 students. The school estimated 211 new applicants entering in the fall of 2021, with a gender breakdown of 102 men and 109 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Kentucky: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine should be mindful of the following: 

The median GPA was 3.83. The median MCAT was 507. Students who’ve graduated from high school or a college/university in Kentucky may be considered for matriculation, as well as students who’ve shown strong ties to the state of Kentucky. A maximum of 5 letters of recommendation are accepted and a minimum of 3. Students with access to a pre-med committee at their school must seek a letter from them. Otherwise, letters should come from a nonscience professor, science professor, and professional letter (physician, research mentor, etc.) The school has a total enrollment of 807 students. The school estimated 201 new entrants in the fall of 2021, with a gender breakdown of 80 men and 121 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Louisiana: Tulane School of Medicine

Students interested in Tulane School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.65. The median MCAT was 510. DACA, Canadian, and international applicants are encouraged to apply. The school does not differentiate between in-state or out-of-state applicants, all applicants are viewed holistically for admission regardless of citizenship, instate vs out of state, or immigration status. Students should seek a committee letter or a letter of recommendation packet from their pre-med advising committee if possible. Students may also ask for 3 individual letters of recommendation. When asking for letters students should seek writers who can speak thoroughly about the applicant’s passion for medicine, academic ability, or commitment to service. At least one letter should be from someone with a background in science/medicine. The school has a total enrollment of 796 students. The school estimated 190 new entrants in the fall of 2021, with a gender breakdown of 92 men and 98 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Maine: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (only school)

Students interested in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine should be mindful of the following. The median GPA was 3.46. The median MCAT was 504. Out-of-state, Canadian and international applicants are all encouraged to apply. University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine ranks in the top 10 schools where medical students match into their first-choice residency program. Both in-state and out-of-state matriculants should expect to pay around $61,750.00 in tuition to this school. The average class size is 165 students. If applicants are granted an interview slot at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, they should expect a panel open file format with a duration of 30 minutes.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Maryland: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Students interested in Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.95 and the median MCAT was 522. With Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine being a private medical school, it does not favor in-state over out-of-state applicants. Additionally, Canadian, DACA, and international applicants are all encouraged to apply. Matriculants to John Hopkins University School of Medicine should expect to pay around $59,996 in tuition. Applicants who’ve attended institutions where there was a pre-med committee must submit a committee letter of recommendation. A letter packet will satisfy the school’s letter requirement if the applicant’s institution does not have a pre-med committee. Letter packets are usually assembled by the institution’s career center. Applicants may seek two science faculty members and one non-science faculty member to satisfy the school’s letter requirement instead of seeking a letter packet. John Hopkins University School of Medicine estimated 120 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 50 men and 70 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Massachusetts: Harvard Medical School

Students interested in Harvard Medical School should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.95 and the median MCAT was 520. Harvard Medical School encourages in state, out-of-state, Canadian, international, and DACA applicants to apply. Students matriculating to Harvard Medical School should expect to pay around $68,123 for tuition. Harvard Medical school is ranked number 1 in the country for research. Harvard Medical School has a maximum limit of 6 letters of recommendation for their applicants. The school encourages applicants to have 3 letters of recommendation from professors who’ve taught the applicant. 2 from science professors and one from a nonscience professor. Harvard medical school encourages all letters from research supervisors the applicant has done research with. Applicants may exceed the maximum 6-letter limit if additional letters are from research supervisors. If applicants wish to submit a premed committee letter packet, they should count that as one letter to their 6 letter maximum. Harvard Medical School has a total enrollment of 844 students, and an estimated 165 new entrants to their school with a gender breakdown of 80 men and 84 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Michigan: University of Michigan Medical School

Students interested in the University of Michigan Medical School should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.87 and the median MCAT was 519. Out-of-state and DACA applicants are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadian and International applicants are not accepted. The University of Michigan Medical school requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 4. Applicants may seek professors to write their letters or a premed committee. The University of Michigan Medical School does not specify who the writers need to be but instead, encourages applicants to seek writers who can objectively assess the applicant’s integrity and ethics; reliability and dependability; social, interpersonal and teamwork skills; resilience and adaptability; altruism; and desire to learn. The University of Michigan begins sending interview invites in the month of August. All interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle. The school has a total enrollment of 787 students and an estimated number of 170 new entrants. The gender breakdown for these new entrants is 63 men and 107 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Minnesota: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Students interested in the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.93 and the median MCAT was 520. International applications are not accepted. Canadian applications are accepted from applicants who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the U.S. Out-of-state and DACA applications are accepted. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 10. At least one letter should be from a science professor (teaching assistant also acceptable). Other letters should be professionals who can assess the applicant’s ability to succeed in medical school. Applicants may also submit a premed committee letter packet to meet the letter requirement as well. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will begin sending interview invitations in the month of August. All interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2022-2023 application cycle. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 469 students and an estimated number of 105 new entrants. The gender breakdown for the new entrants is 49 men and 57 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Mississippi: University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Mississippi School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.88 and the median MCAT was 506. The school does not accept applications from international, Canadian, DACA, and out-of-state applicants. The University of Mississippi School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 5. 2 of the letters must come from professors who’ve taught the applicant and 1 letter can be from a premed or research advisor. Applicants may choose to submit a committee letter to meet the minimum letter requirement. The University of Mississippi School of Medicine begins sending interview invitations in mid-august. Interviews will be conducted in person for the 2022-2023 application cycle. The University of Mississippi School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 679 students. The university is estimating 165 new entrants with a gender breakdown of 79 men and 86 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Students interested in Washington University in St.Louis School of medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.93 and the median MCAT was 521. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applicants are all encouraged to apply. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 6. Applicants are instructed to submit their letters of rec, in one of two ways. Either by submitting a letter prepared by a premed advisor or committee or by submitting 3 separate letters. The separate letters may be submitted individually or through a letter packet. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine asks that at least 1 one of the letters come from a science professor who’s taught the applicant. The other letters may come from instructors, research mentors, or supervisors. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine will begin sending interview invitations during the middle of august. All interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 599 students. The school estimates 124 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 62 men and 60 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Montana

No medical schools

Top Medical School in the State of Nebraska: University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Nebraska College of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.91 and the median MCAT was 513. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applications are all considered for admission, however, Canadian and international applicants must have obtained their undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine to be considered for admission. The University of Nebraska College of Medicine requires a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 4. The university prefers two of the letters to come from undergraduate faculty members (one from science). A letter from the applicant’s pre-med advisory committee will satisfy the letter requirement. Interview invitations from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine will begin in July. Interviews for the 2022-2033 medical school application cycle will be held in person. Interviews generally last 30 minutes, followed by a tour of the campus held by 4th-year medical students. The University of Nebraska College of Medicine has a total enrollment of 554 students. The university is estimating 132 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 68 men and 65 women. 

 

Top Medical School in the State of Nevada: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

Students interested in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.83 and the median MCAT was 510. International and Canadian applicants are not encouraged to apply, their applications will not be accepted. Out-of-state applications are accepted with preference given to those with significant ties to the state of Nevada. DACA applicants to the university will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with preference given to Nevada residents. The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 5. The letters should come from writers who can accurately assess the applicant’s professional experiences. Applicants make also submit a letter packet to satisfy the university’s letter requirement. Interview invitations to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV will begin on August 1st, 2022. Interviews will be conducted virtually, and interviewees may have the option for an in-campus visit/tour. The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV has a total enrollment of 249 students. The university is estimating 60 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 26 men and 34 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of New Hampshire: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Students interested in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.8 and the median MCAT was 516. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applications are all accepted and are encouraged to apply. The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 5. The university encourages applicants to seek letters from individuals who can highlight the applicant’s strengths and write about their abilities. Some examples of writers include professors, research mentors, clinicians, etc. Interview invitations for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will begin being sent in August 2022. All interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle. The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has a total enrollment of 408 students. The university is estimating 92 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 43 men and 49 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of New Jersey: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Students interested in the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.82 and the median MCAT was 516. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applications are all accepted and are encouraged to apply. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 8. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School prefers a premed committee packet letter. If the applicant’s school does not have a premed committee, then 2 letters from science faculty and 1 from a non-science faculty will satisfy the letter requirement. Interview invitations for the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will begin in July. All interviews for the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School for the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle will be held virtually via video. The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School has a total enrollment of 759 students and is estimating 178 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 88 men and 90 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of New Mexico: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Students interested in the University of New Mexico School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.75 and the median MCAT was 506. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applications will only be accepted if the applicant demonstrates strong ties to the state of New Mexico. The University of New Mexico School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 4. The University of New Mexico School of Medicine suggests applicants obtain letters from a healthcare professional the applicant has done clinical experience with, an individual who’s collaborated on a project with the applicant (research mentor, program director, etc.), and a letter from a professor. Applicants who’ve been away from degree-seeking programs for several years may submit letters from individuals other than professors. The University of New Mexico School of Medicine begins sending interview invitations at the end of July until the end of January. All interviews conducted by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine during the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle will be held online. The University Of New Mexico has a total enrollment of 453 students and is estimating 103 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 32 men and 71 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of New York: New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Students interested in the New York University Grossman School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.96 and the median MCAT was 522. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applications are all accepted, the only criteria are for applicants to have graduated from an accredited university/college in the US or Canada with a bachelor’s degree. New York University Grossman School of Medicine is one of a few schools in the country that offers free tuition to its matriculants. New York University Grossman School of Medicine requires a minimum of 2 letters of rec and a maximum of 8. A pre-health committee letter is preferred, and at least one of the letters should be from a science professor. Interview invitations for the New York University Grossman School of Medicine will begin in July. Interviews at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine will be held virtually, with an MMI format. The New York University Grossman School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 482 students and is estimating 102 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 47 men and 61 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of North Carolina: Duke University School of Medicine

Students interested in Duke University School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median MCAT score is 519; the median GPA is 3.9. International applicants must have studied for two years at an accredited university. DACA, Canadian, and Out of state applications are all accepted. Duke University School of Medicine requires a minimum of 4 letters of rec and a maximum of 8. Two letters must come from science faculty members. A clinical letter is highly recommended. Applicants may submit a letter from a premed committee, doing so will satisfy the letter requirement. Interview invitations to Duke University School of Medicine will begin on August 15th. Duke University School of Medicine will conduct virtual interviews for the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle. Interviews will be conducted via an MMI format. Duke University School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 584 students and is estimating 120 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 44 men and 79 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of North Dakota: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (only school)

Students interested in the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences should be mindful of the following:

The median MCAT score is 509; the median GPA is 3.88. International, DACA, and Canadian applications are not accepted however Out of state applications are accepted. Preference is given to former North Dakota residents or applicants with significant ties to North Dakota. Next preference is given to applicants residing in the surrounding states MT, MN, and WY. The University of North Dakota School of Medicine requires exactly 3 letters of recommendation. Two of the letters should come from college instructors who can accurately assess the applicant’s characteristics and abilities. The final letter should come from a supervisor of the applicant. Applicants should beware that a committee letter constitutes as 2 letters of rec, and letter packets constitute as 3. In-state applicants should expect to pay roughly $35,400 a year in tuition. Out-of-state applicants should expect to pay roughly $64,065 in tuition a year. The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences has a total enrollment of 292 students and is estimating 78 new entrants. The gender breakdown of these new entrants is 28 men and 45 women.

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Top Medical School in the State of Ohio: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Students interested in Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median MCAT score is 518; the median GPA is 3.86. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applicants are all encouraged to apply. However, for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine only accepts in and out-of-state applicants. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 5, and at least two of the letters should come from science advisors/professors. A premed committee letter may be submitted in lieu of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s 3 letter requirement. Applicants should clarify with their premed committee that the letter being sent includes multiple letters from recommenders. If the applicant’s premed committee letter only includes 1 letter, it’s upon the applicant to submit 1 additional letter from a research advisor, science advisor, or science course instructor and another letter from the applicant’s choice. Applicants interested in applying for the MSTP program need to submit one letter from a research mentor. Interview invitations from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will begin being sent in early August. All interviews from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for the 2022-2023 medical school cycle will be held virtually. The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 993 students and is estimating 216 new entrants with a gender breakdown of 98 men and 118 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.87 and the median MCAT was 510. International and DACA applications are not accepted and will not be reviewed by the university. Canadian applications are reviewed case by case, applicants must have a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent visa at the time of application. Preference is given to out-of-state applicants who demonstrate strong ties to the state of Oklahoma. In-state applicants should expect to pay around $31,980 in tuition. Out-of-state applicants should expect to pay double the in-state tuition rate, at a whopping $66,926. The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 8. Letters should be from a premed committee and a faculty member or 3 faculty members. The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine has a total enrollment of 681 students and is estimating 165 new entrants with a gender breakdown of 88 men and 75 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Oregon: Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine

Students interested in the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.76 and the median MCAT was 512. In-state applicants should expect to pay around $47,640 in tuition. Out-of-state applicants should expect to pay $71,944. DACA applications are accepted but are only considered for the MD program. International and Canadian applications are reviewed case-by-case (must be a permanent resident of the US with a valid green card). Out-of-state applications are accepted, however, preference is given to applicants who fit one or more of the medical school’s mission-based groups. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine requires applicants to take the CASPer exam. The latest accepted test date for the 2022-2023 medical school admission cycle is December 31, 2022. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation from faculty of any department, although science faculty is recommended. Interview invitations from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine begin in August and are sent until March. The Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 657 students and is estimating 150 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 47 men and 93 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Pennsylvania: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Students interested in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.95 and the median MCAT was 522. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applications are all accepted. International applicants must have completed 12 months of their science education in the US before applying. The Perelman School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants may submit a letter packet from a pre-health advisor or seek 3 individual letters from faculty, at least one letter must be from a science faculty member. Interview invitations for the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania begin being sent in September. Applicants invited for an interview should expect a format of two individual interviews, one with a faculty member of the school and one with a student. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 780 students and is estimating 150 new entrants, with a gender breakdown of 73 men and 82 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Rhode Island: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Students interested in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.83 and the median MCAT was 516. Both in-state and out-of-state tuition are the same, applicants can expect to pay around $67,354 a year. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applications are all accepted. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 6. Interview invitations for the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University begin being sent out in August. Applicants can expect an interview format of, a group session and two individual meetings. For the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will conduct all interviews virtually. The total enrollment at the university is 643 students, with an estimated 144 new entrants. The gender breakdown for these new entrants is 75 men and 68 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of South Carolina: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Students interested in the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.85 and the median MCAT was 511. In-state applicants can expect to pay around $27,551 in tuition. Out-of-state applicants can expect to pay around $47,117 in tuition. Canadian and International applications are not accepted. Out-of-state applicants must possess strong ties to the state of South Carolina. Out-of-state applicants must also exceed the average/median GPA and MCAT requirement. DACA applications are accepted. The Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 5. Two of these letters must be from college professors, with at least one being a science professor. Applicants may submit a committee letter from their pre-medical advising office to satisfy the letter requirement. Interview invitations for the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine will begin in August. All interviews for the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine will be held virtually. The university has a total enrollment of 731 students with an estimated 166 new entrants. The gender breakdown of these new entrants is 70 men and 99 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of South Dakota: University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine

Students interested in the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.82 and the median MCAT was 508. In-state applicants should expect to pay around $34,372  in tuition. Out-of-state applicants should expect to pay around $79,202 in tuition. Canadian, International, and DACA applications are not accepted. Out-of-state applicants may increase their chances of an interview invite by having strong ties to the state of South Dakota, completing 90 credits at a South Dakota college/university (attained at least a 3.1 GPA), and scoring at least a 496 on their MCAT. The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 5. A letter of recommendation from a premedical committee (3 or more letters) may be submitted in lieu of 3 individual letters. Interview invitations begin being sent in late August/ early September at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. The university has a total enrollment of 280 students and an estimated 71 new entrants. The gender breakdown of these new entrants is 32 men and 36 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Tennessee: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Students interested in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.95 and the median MCAT was 521. In-state and out-of-state applicants should expect to pay around $65,166 in tuition. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applications are all accepted. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 5. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine does not have any specific letter requirements, however, applicants should seek writers who can assess their skills and qualities. If the applicant’s school has a premed advisory or committee, the applicant should seek out a letter from them. Interview invitations from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine begin being sent in August. All interviews for the 2022-2023 medical school admissions cycle will be held virtually. The university has a total enrollment of 453 students and estimates 96 new entrants. The gender breakdown for these new entrants is 45 men and 50 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Texas: Baylor College of Medicine

Students interested in the Baylor College of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.92 and the median MCAT was 518. In-state applicants should expect to pay around $22,733 a year in tuition. Out-of-state applicants should expect to pay around $35,833. Canadian applicants must have received their undergraduate degree from Canada or the United States to be considered for admission. International applications are only accepted for applicants applying to the MD/Ph.D. program. DACA applications are not accepted. Out-of-state applications are accepted. The Baylor College of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 4. All applicants must complete the CASPER exam. Interview invitations from the Baylor College of Medicine will begin in August. All interviews conducted by the Baylor College of Medicine for the 2022-2023 medical school admission cycle will be held virtually. The university has a total enrollment of 820 students and estimates 186 new entrants. The gender breakdown of these new entrants is 87 men and 98 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Utah: University of Utah School of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Utah School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.87 and the median MCAT was 514. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applications are all accepted and reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The University of Utah School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 4. It’s recommended the applicant seek at least 1 academic letter where the writer can assess the applicant’s academic ability. It’s also recommended applicants seel a mentoring letter where the writer assesses the applicant’s commitment to service, leadership ability, and growth as an individual. Committee letters to the University of Utah School of Medicine will not be accepted. Interview invitations from the University of Utah School of Medicine begin being sent in July. All interviews for the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle will be held virtually. The University of Utah School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 532 students and estimates 125 new entrants. The gender breakdown of these new entrants is 51 men and 74 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Vermont: Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

Students interested in the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.76 and the median MCAT was 513. In-state applicants should expect to pay around $39,808 in tuition. Out-of-state applicants should expect to pay around $66,908 in tuition. Out-of-state applications are accepted, out of state applicants makeup over 70% of the student body. Canadian applications are accepted and reviewed on a case-by-case basis, Canadians must have permanent resident status in the U.S. International applications are not accepted. DACA applications are accepted. The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont requires applicants to take the CASPer exam. The exam must be taken before an interview invitation is offered. The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont requires a minimum of 1 letter of recommendation and a maximum of 7. Applicants from institutions that have a premed committee, must seek a letter from them. Letters should be from two science professors and one non-science professor. Interview invitations from the Larner College of Medicine will begin being sent in August. All interviews for the 2022-2023 medical school admission cycle will be held virtually. The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont has a total enrollment of 503 students and estimates 124 new entrants. The gender breakdown of these new entrants is 54 men and 68 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Virginia: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Virginia School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.94 and the median MCAT was 520. Instate applicants should expect to pay around $50,004 in tuition. Out-of-state applicants should expect to pay around $61,114 in tuition. Out-of-state, International, DACA, and Canadian applications are all accepted. However, international applicants must have completed 90 semester hours of coursework in the U.S. or Canadian college or university. The University of Virginia School of Medicine requires a minimum of 1 letter of recommendation and a maximum of 6. Applicants may submit one premed committee letter or two individual letters (the former preferred). Interview invitations for the University of Virginia School of Medicine begin being sent in the middle of July. Interviews for the 2022-2023 medical school admission cycle will most likely be virtual. The University of Virginia School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 680 students and estimates 156 new entrants. The gender breakdown for these new entrants is 69 men and 90 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Washington: University of Washington School of Medicine

Students interested in the University of Washington School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.75 and the median MCAT was 511. In-state applicants should expect to pay around $40,182 in tuition. Out-of-state applicants should expect to pay around $70,845 in tuition. Canadian and International applications are not accepted. Out-of-state applicants must have ties to the states Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, or Idaho to be considered for admission. DACA applications are accepted from students from Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, or Idaho. The University of Washington School of Medicine requires all applicants to take the CASper exam. The University of Washington School of Medicine requires a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 6. Applicants may seek a premed committee letter or individual letters. Applicants should seek writers who can assess their ability to succeed in medical school. Letters of recommendation that are missing letterhead/signature will be given less consideration. Interview invitations from the University of Washington School of Medicine begin being sent out in September. All interviews for the 2022-2023 medical school admission cycle will be conducted virtually. The University of Washington School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 1175 students and estimates 270 new entrants. The gender breakdown for these new entrants is 117 men and 152 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of West Virginia: West Virginia University School of Medicine

Students interested in the West Virginia University School of Medicine should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.83 and the median MCAT was 511. In-state applicants should expect to pay around $32,940 in tuition. Out-of-state applicants should expect to pay $64,935 in tuition. Out-of-state, Canadian, International, and DACA applications are all accepted. The West Virginia University School of Medicine has a minimum 3 letter of recommendation requirement. Applicants may choose to submit one premed committee letter or 3 individual letters from the applicant’s choice. Interviews for the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle will be held virtually. The West Virginia University School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 452 students and estimates 112 new entrants. The gender breakdown for these students is 55 men and 57 women.

 

Top Medical School in the State of Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Students interested in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health should be mindful of the following:

The median GPA was 3.78 and the median MCAT was 512. Applicants of the option of applying for the combined MD/MPH program before or after matriculation into the medical program. The length of the MD/MPH program is 5 years. In-state applicants can expect to pay around $40,010 in tuition. Out-of-state applicants can expect to pay around $56,364 in tuition. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health requires a minimum of 4 letters of recommendation and a maximum of 6. Applicants are encouraged to seek letters from academic faculty who can assess the applicant’s ability to succeed in medical school and supervisors or mentors. Interview invitations from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine will begin being sent in mid to late August. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine anticipates offering virtual interviews for the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle. The university has a total enrollment of 756 students and estimates 176 new entrants. The new entrants have a gender breakdown of 69 men and 102 women.

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