Wright State University, School of Medicine Admission
Wright State University, School of Medicine Undergraduate Program
Wright State University, School of Medicine Application
Wright State University is a rather large, public institution located in the town of Dayton, Ohio, and has a combined graduate and undergraduate population of over 25,000 students. The university's School of Medicine, however, is significantly smaller, and is home to about 375 graduate medical students. The average age of enrollment is around 23, and it is fairly rare for any of the students to enter the school directly from their undergraduate education. The school is perhaps best known for its fantastic research facilities and programs, as well as for its emphasis on the biomedical sciences. Aside from the basic MD degree, the school offers a joint MD/PhD degree in the areas of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, as well as pharmacology.
Admission to Wright State University's School of Medicine is extremely competitive among the many students who apply; last year, over 2,780 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 200 of those students were accepted. Eventually however, only about 100 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming semester. The admitted students had average MCAT scores of about 9.3 in Biology, 8.7 in Physics, and 9.2 in Verbal, as well as an average undergraduate GPA of about a 3.6. Students are notified of their admissions status on a rolling basis, and are able to take advantage of the school's early application program if they so choose.
Wright State University's School of Medicine has about 1,500 faculty members, all of whom come from relatively diverse medical and academic backgrounds. The school also boasts a very manageable student to faculty ratio of about 4:1, and the small classes allow for plenty of discussion and interaction between students and their professors.
Graduates of the School of Medicine often go on to be accepted to some of the most prestigious and competitive residency programs in the nation, and most frequently specialize in the areas of primary care, family medicine, internal medicine, as well as pediatrics.
Students are required to complete extensive clinical programs including 6 weeks of family medicine, 12 weeks of internal medicine, 8 weeks of women's health, 8 weeks of pediatrics, 6 weeks of psychiatry, 8 weeks of surgery, 4 weeks of emergency medicine, 4 weeks of neurology, 4 weeks of surgical specialties, as well as 5 months of various electives. Students complete their clinical clerkships at affiliated facilities including Children's Medical Center, Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center, Green Memorial Hospital, Kettering Memorial Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, as well as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center.
"There are a lot of research opportunities, as well as hands-on experiences."
"If you are an in state student, the school is a very good deal financially."
"The faculty here obviously love what they do, and it shows in class."
"If you are out of state student, the tuition is quite high, and financial aid tend to be low."
"There is never enough on campus graduate housing available, which really bugs me."
"I would like to see the administration do a better job of attending to the needs of students."
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