What Do Medical Schools Value in Selecting Students. Gabriel Garcia, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Associate Dean for Medical School Admissions Stanford University School of Medicine [email protected] Designing an Admissions Process. Mission of the Medical School
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“To educate future physicians and foster their capacity to make discoveries and lead innovation in the science and practice of medicine.”
“To prepare medical graduates for distinguished medical careers in service to the people of California, with emphasis on the needs of the underserved, inland and rural populations.”
“To further the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ "to make man whole…”
Review of Application
Executive Committee decision
The mission of the school will determine which of these areas would be of most interest to the committee on admissions.
2. Be a creative and imaginative leader and role model
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi.
3. Develop the skills and attitudes of terrific doctors – your own medical toolbox.
Showing up for a long time
Showing up varsity sports
Showing up for a long time for 3 years
Leadership team captain
Advocacy mentored youth
Innovation designed her racing wheelchair
Legacy developed a system for others to design their own
Interpret the scholastic record taking into account
Flexible Curriculum = OPPORTUNITIES
Medical Scholars Program (Basic and Clinical Research, Arts and Humanities, and Public Service) and Traveling Scholars Program
Top-notch Basic Science and Clinical Faculty in Both the Medical Center and the Rest of the University Are Committed to You.
FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE I
FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE II
HUMAN HEALTH & DISEASE I
• Cells to Tissues
• Molecular Foundations of Medicine
• Development & Disease Mechanisms
• Introduction to Organ Systems
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE I
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE II
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE III
HUMAN HEALTH & DISEASE II
HUMAN HEALTH & DISEASE III
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE VI
TRANSITION TO CLINICAL CLERKSHIPS
• 1-month • Study for USMLE
intensive • Begin clinical
preparation for clerkships
• Brain and Behavior
• Multi-Organ System
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE IV
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE V
8 Weeks 6 Weeks 4 Weeks Selectives Electives
Internal Medicine Obstetrics & Family Medicine Ambulatory Practice (8 weeks)
Pediatrics Gynecology Psychiatry Subinternship
Year 3, 4, 
APPLIED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE
HUMAN HEALTH & DISEASE
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE
APPLIED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
No Ranking of Students
No AOA or Awards Until Graduation
= Value Teamwork!
GOAL = No penalty for staying longer to continue to explore your education.
Nominal tuition (fees only) after 13 quarters of attendance
Generous financial aid. Our maximum grant for our neediest students pays 83% of tuition.
Mean debt for 2002 graduates:
$91,000 at public schools
$124,000 at private schools
$63,000 at Stanford!