Medical Schools of Pennsylvania of United States. 7 are public institutions and 2 private. MCAT / GPA Scores. In-State / 


Out-of-State Tuition.  Cost of Attendance. Faculty Student Ratio. Research or Primary Care Rank. Photo Credit – Tim Sackton / Flickr

The following paragraphs have information in a nutshell. About the 9 medical schools. The information include the

  • Faculty-student ratio.
  • MCAT required scores.
  • GPA required scores.
  • In-State / Out-of State tuition and
  • Total Cost of Attendance.

The medical schools give admission to the eligible students of US. As well as to the international students who are studying on student visa.

However, getting admission in the Schools of Medicine in Pennsylvania. Is not a cake walk.

One needs to plan 1 to 2 years well in advance. If you want to get admission in the medical schools.

9 Top Medical Schools of Pennsylvania - MCAT GPA TuitionBefore you proceed to narrow down your choice among the 9 Schools of Medicine in Pennsylvania.

The aspirant always need to have certain questions in mind. The few questions are as follows:

  • Should I go for admission In-Pennsylvania State. or Out-of- Pennsylvania State?
  • Where do I stand a chance to meet the competition. When I apply to the 9 Medical Schools ?
  • What is my interest? And ‘area of concentration’. When choosing the specialty in the 9 Medical Schools of Pennsylvania ?
  • Who are the contacts? The persons I know of medical community.  Whom I expect to guide me while proceeding for admission at the 9 Medical Schools ?
  • How do I feel about this one Pennsylvania Medical School in comparison with 8 other medical schools in PA? Are the vibes positive? How is the campus? What about the various departments and the peoples?
  • What is the tuition fee in this PA school of medicine?
  • How many students apply? And finally how many get enrolled in these PA SOMs?
  • What is the average MCAT and GPA needed to get admission in these 9 Medical Schools of Pennsylvania?

The applicant applying to any of the 9 medical schools might need to consider the following aspects as well.

Factors to Prioritize. While Choosing Among 9 Medical Schools of Pennsylvania

There are several key factors to prioritize. This is important to secure a medical seat in the above 9 Medical Schools of Pennsylvania.

Factors to research and check. Before you narrow down to your choice of the medical schools. For pursuing MD DO MPH MBA or PHD.

They Are The

  • Location.
  • Finances.
  • Faculty.
  • Areas of concentration.
  • Research opportunities.
  • Average MCAT scores acceptable. For getting admission in these medical schools of the preceding years.
  • Average GPA. The medical school accepted of the earlier years of the freshman.
  • Financial aid availability to the respective 9 medical schools of Pennsylvania.
  • Faculty student ratio.

You Also Need to Delve Into – 

  • Non-Resident tuition of the 9 Medical Schools of Pennsylvania for the out-of-state applicants.
  • Resident tuition of the applicant residing in the same state as the university.
  • Total number of students full time and part time, and
  • Strength / Rank of the medical school with regard to primary care or research.
  • Your financial resources and limitations.
  • Your objective & emphasis on research or primary care with regard to the 9 Medical Schools.

The above mentioned points are only few. There are more based on your interest of pursuing the medical programs. Whether it is MD or DO or MD/PHD or MD/MPH or even MD/MBA in Medical Schools of Pennsylvania.

List of 9 Top Medical Schools of Pennsylvania 

  • Perelman School of Medicine.
  • Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
  • Jefferson Medical College.
  • Temple School of Medicine.
  • Drexel University College of Medicine.
  • Penn State Hershey College of Medicine.
  • The Commonwealth Medical College.
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Location & Management – Schools of Medicine Pennsylvania

The chart below has certain information with regard to the location. And management of 9 medical schools of Pennsylvania.

This information helps the applicant to decide about the choosing. To take admission in the medical school. As per the geographical location.

Medical Institution Location Mgmt
Perelman School of Medicine Philadelphia Private
Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh Public
Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia Private
Temple School of Medicine Philadelphia Private
Drexel University College of Medicine Philadelphia Private
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine Hershey Public
The Commonwealth Medical College Scranton Private
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie Private
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia Private

 

Nearby Hospitals Visited by Patients

There are some hospitals in and around the 9 medical schools of Pennsylvania. These are visited by patients.

The hospital types are differentiated based on the hospitals core competency. The hospitals treat patients for acute care or child health.

These hospitals are individually rated based on factors like patients treatment experience. The effective communications of the staff. And the child care or the acute care outcome.

Non-Profit Hospitals near Medical Schools Pennsylvania  

Below mentioned are some of the non profit voluntary hospitals associated with medical schools Pennsylvania

  • Hospital of University of Pennsylvania.
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
  • Milton S Hershey Medical Center.
  • Hahnemann University Hospital.
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of Upmc.
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
  • Magee Womens Hospital of Upmc Health System.
  • Temple University Hospital Inc.,
  • Saint Vincent Health Center. 
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center. 
  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital. 
  • Regional Hospital of Scranton.
  • Lancaster Regional Medical Center. 
  • Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center. 
  • Sacred Heart Hospital and
  • Evangelical Community Hospital.
  • Upmc Presbyterian Shadyside.
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of Upmc.
  • Allegheny General Hospital.
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
  • Presbyterian Medical Center of The Uphs.
  • Milton S Hershey Medical Center.
  • Upmc Hamot.
  • Millcreek Community Hospital.
  • Erie Va Medical Center.
  • Regional Hospital of Scranton.
  • Geisinger – Community Medical Center.
  • Moses Taylor Hospital.

Application thro AMCAS to Medical Schools Pennsylvania

To take admission the applicant has to apply a primary application to AMCAS. The results of the MCAT will be sent directly to respective Medical Schools of Pennsylvania.

A secondary application is to be sent to any one of the 9 medical schools of Pennsylvania directly. Here the applicants can seek admission with his area of concentration.

Choosing The Primary Care or Research Studies in the Medical Schools of Pennsylvania

The applicants while zeroing in to the medical school of their choice. Also need to bear in mind that among the 9 medical schools.

  • The applicant need to find out the school of medicine based on his focus of his future objective. That is whether to serve the primary care sector. Or want to go deeper into the research studies.
  • Now, once you have decided. Whether it is going to be primary care or research?  Then it becomes easy for you to do rank check of the medical school. To know the rank of the medical school with respect to primary care or research.

This you can find at US News & World Report on Medical Schools of Pennsylvania.

Perelman School of Medicine – Among the 9 Medical Schools of Pennsylvania to start with Perelman School of Medicine is the most preferred medical school for the in-state applicants as well as the out-of state applicants owing to its rank and high rating whether in primary care or research.

Pittsburgh School of Medicine – The next in line in terms of preference is Pittsburgh School of Medicine which is ranked high equally well among the 157 medical schools in United States, the applicants prefer equally for its primary care or research.

Temple University School of Medicine – The next is Temple University School of medicine, the maximum number of applicants would like to join this medical school more for research than primary care.

Jefferson Medical College – The very close in line is Jefferson Medical College and here the applicants show interest and inclination to prefer equally for primary care focus or even research.

Drexel University College of Medicine  –  Next is Drexel University College of Medicine and the applicants show more interest to join for primary care in preference to research.

The next medical schools are The Common Wealth medical college and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine.

The last but not the least the two colleges of medicine are the osteopathic that is Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

To find about the research and primary care rank of the medical schools, the aspirants are advised to check up with US News School Ranking of the Medical Schools of Pennsylvania.

Faculty Student Ratio – Medical Schools of Pennsylvania

The most favorable faculty to student ratio is of Perelman school of medicine where every student has four faculty member to take assistance from.

  • Jefferson Medical Colleges comes 2nd where every student has more than two faculty members for assistance.
  • The next on the list is Penn State Hershey College of Medicine where the student will find more than one faculty member.
  • However, when it comes to Temple School of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine and the Common Wealth Medical College the ratio is the other way round wherein there one faculty member for 2 or 3 students.
  • The remaining 2 College of Osteopathic Medicine have one faculty member for 3 students.

MCAT & GPA in Schools of Medicine Pennsylvania 

The chart below has information with regard to the MCAT and GPA required median scores.

The applicant should aim to achieve more than the median MCAT score which improves the chance of getting admissions in the 9 medical schools of Pennsylvania.

With regard to median GPA is the score that the applicant who has already achieved in his pre-medical studies.

Medical Institution MCAT GPA
Perelman School of Medicine 37.0 3.86
Pittsburgh School of Medicine 36.0 3.84
Jefferson Medical College 32.0 3.72
Temple School of Medicine 31.0 3.74
Drexel University College of Medicine 31.0 3.66
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine 31.0 3.79
The Commonwealth Medical College 29.0 3.62
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 23.7 3.41
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 24.7 3.45

 

In / Out-of-State Tuition Medical Schools Pennsylvania

The chart below has certain information with regard to the in-state and out-of-state tuition fees of 9 medical schools of Pennsylvania. The information below will help the students decide on the school of their choice based on their finances.

Medical Institution In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition
Perelman School of Medicine $47,090  $47,090
Pittsburgh School of Medicine $44,726  $45,846
Jefferson Medical College $50,236  $50,236
Temple School of Medicine $43,654  $53,468
Drexel University College of Medicine $47,980  $47,980
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine $41,860  $49,984
The Commonwealth Medical College $49,992  $55,618
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine $29,820  $29,820
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine $42,965  $42,965

 

Latest In-State Out-of-State Tuition Medical Schools Pennsylvania

The chart below has certain information with regard to the latest updated in-state and out-of-state tuition fees of 9 medical schools of Pennsylvania.

The latest tuition of the medical that might be helpful. Please do visit the medical school website to know the accurate figures.

The below figures are approximate.

Perelman School of Medicine $48,738
University of Pittsburgh $46,962 $48,138
Temple University $53,468
Jefferson Medical College $51,955
Drexel University $49,870
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine $30,820
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine $45,036
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine $41,860

 

Total Cost of Attendance – Schools of Medicine Pennsylvania

The chart below has information with regard total cost of attendance (the total expenses the applicant needs to meet while studying 4-year medical graduation) of 9 medical schools of Pennsylvania.

The figures mentioned is for the year 2013 and just approximate and to know the correct figure the applicant need to contact the medical school.

Medical Institution
In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition
Perelman School of Medicine $74,156 $74,156
Pittsburgh School of Medicine $67,348 $68,468
Jefferson Medical College $75,802 $75,802
Temple School of Medicine $74,309 $84,906
Drexel University College of Medicine $71,056 $71,056
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine $60,652 $68,776
The Commonwealth Medical College $80,511 $86,137
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine $54,922 $56,407
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine $42,965 $42,965

 

The above presented information about faculty-student. In-state / out-of-state tuition. MCAT / GPA scores. And the total cost of attendance of the schools of medicine in Pennsylvania.

The information is not exhaustive. You need to visit the medical schools website for more.

The aspirants looking to join the medical graduation programs. You will find the information only as a starting point to start your research about the 9 Top Medical Schools of Pennsylvania.

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