Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you accept international students?
2. Do you accept out of state students?
Yes, we accept approximately 40 out-of-state students in our class of 160 students.
MEDICAL SCHOOL APPLICATION
1. What is your policy on letters of recommendation?
Each applicant is required to submit a pre-med advisory committee report. If your college/university does not have a pre-med committee, we require 3 academic letters of recommendation. These letters must be on college letterhead and specifically, they should be from 2 science professors and 1 non-science professor.
All letters of reccommendation for the University of Louisville School of Medicine must be submitted via the AMCAS letter service. This service enables medical schools to receive all letters electronically via AMCAS, and enables authors to send all letters to be considered by schools participating in this service to AMCAS rather than each school. There are several mediums in which a letter writer can send your letter to AMCAS. AMCAS will receive letters from users of VirtualEvals, Interfolio, and via the mail. In addition, letter writers who currently mail letters can opt to upload letters directly to AMCAS through the AMCAS Letter Writer Application.
2. What are the latest MCAT scores you accept?
- We accept MCAT scores only from the past two years.
3. Do I have to provide transcripts from all schools that I've attended?
Once accepted, you must provide final official transcripts from all schools, even if you only took one or two courses there. AMCAS does not forward transcripts. Also, your degree must be posted on your final transcript.
4. What are the application deadlines?
October 15th is the AMCAS application deadline for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. A secondary application will be emailed to you after the Admissions Office receives your verified application from AMCAS. Our secondary application deadline is December 31st.
5. Do you have Early Decision?
Yes, however, we take very few students; the average is 4 per year. Applications are taken June 1 through August 1.
6. Are there possibilities of earning a dual degree?
Yes, students can earn a dual degree in one of five areas MA - Bioethics and Medical Humanities, MBA, MPH, MSc in Clinical Investigation Sciences and PhD. When completing the AMCAS application, you may apply MD/Grad or MD/PhD, or you may indicate on our Secondary Application if you are interested in pursuing a dual degree.
1. What are the pre-med requirements for application to medical school?
- 2 semesters of General Biology with labs
- 2 semesters of General Chemistry with labs
- 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
- 2 semesters of Physics with labs
- 2 semesters of English
- 1 semester of Calculus or 2 semesters of other College Mathematics
See application process for more details.
3. Do you accept AP credit for pre-med requirements?
- AP credit is accepted with an AP exam score of 4 or 5 in specifice courses. For more details, please review the pre-med requirements located under the medical school application site.
2. What are the average GPA and MCAT scores of your incoming class?
- The fall 2012 entering class averages are a 3.7 cumulative GPA, 3.6 BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Math) GPA and a 10 in each section of the MCAT.
1. When is Orientation and when do classes begin for Fall 2013 incoming class?
First Year Orientation week is July 29, 2013. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
2. When do I get to wear a white coat?
- The Sunday prior to Orientation week is the white coat ceremony.
1. What are the tuition rates for the 2012-2013 school year?
- Approximately 90% of all UofL medical students need assistance or utilize the services of the Office of Financial Aid. View the Cost of Attendance for 2012-2013.
2. Who do I contact for information about receiving financial aid?
- Contact the University of Louisville School of Medicine Financial Aid Office at (502) 852-5187.
1. Where do your students do their clinical rotations?
- There are 5 hospitals on the Health Science Campus within walking distance, and the VA Medical Center is a 5-minute drive from the Health Science Campus.
2. Are there rural program/clerkship opportunities available?
- Yes. Students will do rotations in their third and fourth years through KY AHEC. Alan Kerr, a third year medical student, shared some thoughts about his AHEC rotation experience.
- Also, UofL School of Medicine offers a unique opportunity for students to complete their entire clinical training during their third and fourth years at the Trover Campus in Madisonville, KY.
3. Are there any student run clinics?
In the second year of medical school, students have the opportunity to work in one of five clinics that treat underserved patient populations, for which they earn course credit. The students do everything necessary to run the clinics, from greeting patients to taking medical histories to recording vital signs, running lab tests and performing physical exams.
1. What are the pass rates of your students on the USMLE (National Board Exams)?
- Step 1 - 96% pass rate for first time test takers (225 Avg. score) - 2011
- Step 2 - 97% pass rate for first time test takers (236 Avg. score) - Academic year 2011-2012
3. What is Match Day?
2. Where do students match for residency programs?