University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine

University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine Campus
The University of Missouri School of Medicine is located in the southern part of the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri. It was the first publicly supported medical school west of the Mississippi River. The school offers a program that emphasizes a medical education founded on clinical experience and research. The School of Medicine is a pioneer in the problem-based learning style of medical education that emphasizes problem solving, self-directed learning and early clinical experience. In addition, the Pre-Admissions Program and the Rural Track Program offered through the school give students an opportunity to gain education and experience practicing medicine in a rural area.
A faculty of 70 basic scientists and 260 clinicians joins 350 residents in more than 60 specialties and subspecialties to supervise patient care and student teaching. The school provides postgraduate medical training in virtually all specialties and subspecialties. Each year 96 first-year slots are available. Eighty-five percent or more of graduates receive their first or second choice of specialties and residency programs, with 70 percent or more being matched with the program they most want.
As part of the Health Sciences Center, the school continues to revolutionize medicine by exploring innovative ways to deliver health care to the residents of Missouri. Its faculty and administrators are leading a major initiative that allows rural physicians and their patients to consult with Health Sciences Center specialists via telemedicine technology.
To improve the health of all people, especially Missourians, through exemplary education, research and patient-centered care
Statistics for accepted applicants (2008-2009)
GPA: 3.79
Science GPA: 3.75
Overall MCAT Score: 30.9
MCAT Written Score: P
Statistics for accepted applicants (2011-2012)
GPA: 3.9
Science GPA: 3.8
Overall MCAT Score: 30
MCAT Biological (BS) Score: 10
MCAT Physical (PS) Score: 10
MCAT Verbal (VR) Score: 10
MCAT Written Score: Q