Santa Clara University

Pre-Health program

Admission Statistics

In the end, the effectiveness of a pre-health program is reflected in the medical school admissions statistics for our Santa Clara University graduates.  So how do we stack up?  Since 2002, all SCU pre-medical graduates have achieved admission to at least one U.S. allopathic medical school if they graduated with 1) an overall gpa > 3.50, 2) an MCAT score of 30 or higher, 3) a nice portfolio of experiential activities, and 4) if they took off at least one year between SCU graduation and medical school matriculation.  In other words, if they were qualified, they got in.  As University Pre-Health Advisor I have no say as to whether a given student chooses to apply to medical school.  Students with very non-competitive applications may still choose to apply.  Overall, about 40% of our students who apply get in.  So is the statistic 100% or 40%?  It's both, depending on the pool of students examined.  Data is similar for all the other graduate health programs to our graduates apply; dental school, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc. 

And to which medical schools have our graduates matriculated? Below is a complete list for the 140 Santa Clara University graduates matriculating into medical school for the admission years 2002-2009:

13 students - Georgetown University School of Medicine

8 students  - USC (Keck School of Medicine

8 students  - Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

8 students  - Creighton University School of Medicine

7 students  - UCSF School of Medicine

7 students  - OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine)

6 students  - UCLA (Geffen School of Medicine)*

5 students  - UC - Irvine School of Medicine

4 students  - University of Colorado (Denver) School of Medicine

4 students  - University of Hawaii School of Medicine

4 students  - University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

3 students  - University of Washington School of Medicine

3 students  - New York Medical College

2 students  - UC - San Diego School of Medicine*

2 students  - Dartmouth Medical School*

2 students  - Cornell University Weill School of Medicine

2 students  - University of Vermont School of Medicine

2 students  - University of Florida School of Medicine

2 students  - Temple University School of Medicine

2 students  - Medical College of Ohio

2 students  - Boston University School of Medicine

2 students  - University of Arkansas College of Medicine

2 students  - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

1 student to each of the following: Johns Hopkins, Duke, Drexel, Chicago (Pritzker), UC(Davis), Wright State, New Mexico, Miami, Tulane, Jefferson, Iowa, North Caroline, Pittsburgh, SUNY (Brooklyn), St. Louis, Missouri (Columbia), Tennessee, East Tennesse State, Albany, Albert Einstein, Kansas, Texas (Houston), Guadalajara, Ross, St. Georges, Lake Erie Osteopathic, Kirksville Osteopathic, Midwestern Osteopathic, Touro Osteopathic, Des Moines Podiatric.