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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, over 90% 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, (this translates roughly to the 505-510 range or higher on the new scale), 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.

MEDICAL SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LIST

Since 2002, well over 200 Santa Clara University graduates have matriculated into 60+ different allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. Below is a fairly complete list of the schools and the number of SCU students attending them within the past twelve years.


19 students - Creighton University School of Medicine (Jesuit)

15 students - Georgetown University School of Medicine (Jesuit)

15 students - Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (Jesuit)

13 students - University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (USC)

13 students - Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine (OHSU)

11 students - University of Washington School of Medicine

9 students - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine(UCSF)

9 students - University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

8 students - University of Hawaii School of Medicine

5 students - University of California, Irvine School of Medicine(UCI)

5 students - University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR)

5 students - University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

4 students - St. Georges University School

4 students - St. Louis University School of Medicine

4 students - Medical College of Wisconsin

3 students - Tulane University School of Medicine

3 students - Cornell University Weill Medical College

3 students - New York Medical College

3 students - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD)*

3 students - Ross University School of Medicine

3 students - Dartmouth Medical School*

3 students - University of Vermont College of Medicine

2 students - University of Florida College of Medicine

2 students - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

2 students - University of Arkansas College of Medicine

2 students - Temple University School of Medicine

2 students - Medical College of Ohio

2 students - University of California, Davis School of Medicine (UCD)

2 students - University of New Mexico School of Medicine

2 students - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

2 students - Boston University School of Medicine

2 students - University of Arizona School of Medicine

2 students - University of Minnesota School of Medicine

2 students - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

1 student - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

1 student - Wright State School of Medicine

1 student - University of Guadalajara School of Medicine

1 student - Duke University School of Medicine

1 student - University of Miami School of Medicine

1 student - University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine

1 student - SUNY –Brooklyn School of Medicine

1 student - University of Kansas School of Medicine

1 student - University of Nebraska School of Medicine

1 student - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

1 student - University of North Carolina School of Medicine

1 student - University of Tennessee College of Medicine

1 student - University of Texas Medical School at Houston

1 student - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1 student - Meharry School of Medicine

1 student - Rush School of Medicine

1 student - Jefferson Medical College

1 student - East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine

1 student - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

1 student - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

1 student - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

1 student - Des Moines University of Podiatric Medicine

1 student - Rosalind Franklin School of Podiatric Medicine

1 student - Tufts University School of Medicine

1 student - Hofstra University School of Medicine

1 student - Florida Atlantic School of Medicine

1 student - Florida International School of Medicine

1 student - Quinnipac School of Medicine

1 student - University of Illinois

1 student - American University of Antigua

 
* one student matriculated into an MD/PhD program at these institutions