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Characteristics of the 2011 Entering Class

The following report is a summary of the sixty four members of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s 2011 entering class of PhD students.

Undergraduate Schools

The students completed their undergraduate studies at the following schools:

  • Allegheny College
  • Beijing Forestry University
  • Brown University
  • Bucknell University
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • California State University, Chico
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dominican College
  • Donetsk State Medical University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Hillsdale College
  • Hiram College
  • Houghton College
  • Indiana University
  • Ithaca College
  • Konkuk University
  • Kyung-Hee University
  • Lee University
  • Nazareth College
  • Paul Smith's College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Shanghai University of Finance
  • Skidmore College
  • South Nazarene University
  • St. John Fisher College
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Old Westbury
  • SUNY College at Oneonta
  • SUNY College of Oswego
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Taipei Medical University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University College Cork
  • University of Calcutta
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maryland – College Park
  • University of Mount Union
  • University of Portland
  • University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Texas – El Paso
  • Visveswaraiah Technological University

Undergraduate Majors

  • Anthropology 1
  • Biochemistry 13
  • Biological Sciences 6
  • Biology 14
  • Biomedical Engineering 1
  • Biophysics 1
  • Biotechnology 5
  • Cell and Molecular Biology 1
  • Cell Biology 1
  • Chemistry 2
  • Community Health 1
  • Dental Surgery 1
  • Econometrics 1
  • Economics 2
  • English 2
  • English Literature 1
  • Environmental Science/Pre-Health 1
  • Genetic Engineering 1
  • Health and Society 1
  • Mathematics 3
  • Math Education 2
  • Medical Technology 1
  • Music/Violin 1
  • Neuroscience 1
  • Pharmacy 1
  • Physics 2
  • Psychology 1
  • Public Health 1
  • Statistics 2

Undergraduate GPA

Average GPA - 3.48

Domestic Students - State Residence

  • California 3
  • Colorado 1
  • Florida 1
  • Indiana 2
  • Kansas 1
  • Maryland 1
  • Maine 1
  • New Jersey 1
  • New York 28
  • Ohio 2
  • Oklahoma 1
  • Pennsylvania 5
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Tennessee 1
  • Texas 2
  • Washington 1

International Students - Country of Origin

  • China 3
  • India 3
  • Ireland 1
  • Kyrgyzstan 1
  • Nigeria 1
  • Russia 1
  • South Korea 2
  • Taiwan 1

Average GRE Scores

  • Verbal - 543
  • Quantitative - 688
  • Analytical - 4
  • Verbal % - 71
  • Quantitative % - 68
  • Analytical % - 51

Average TOEFL Score

Nine of the thirteen international students’ scores were reported.

  • Internet Based - 100
  • # of Students - 9

Additional Degrees

Sixteen students in the 2011 incoming class hold degrees beyond Bachelors. Eight students previously earned a Master of Science. There are three students with a Master of Arts, and four students with a Master of Public Health. Finally, one entering student has a Master of Engineering.

  • Master of Arts 3
  • Master of Engineering 1
  • Master of Public Health 4
  • Master of Science 8

MD/PhD

Six entering PhD students are enrolled in the MD/PhD program.

Average MCAT Scores

Below are the average MCAT scores for the six MD/PhD students.

  • Verbal - 11
  • Phy Sci - 10
  • Essay - N-1, Q-2, S-2
  • Bio Sci - 12
  • Total - 33
  • Verbal % - 79-86
  • Phy Sci % - 63-75
  • Essay % - 71-82
  • Bio Sci % - 80-88
  • Total % - 84-87

Summer Scholars

Six incoming students completed the University of Rochester’s Summer Scholars program.

Ethnicity

The following summarizes how the forty eight US Citizens and Permanent Residents in the incoming 2011 class identify their own ethnicity:

  • Asian 5
  • Black or African American 5
  • Hispanic 1
  • Mixed Race 2
  • White 32
  • N/A (did not respond) 3

Program Choice

The incoming PhD students are entering the following programs:

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - 8 Students
  • Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology - 5 Students
  • Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology - 4 Students
  • Epidemiology - 4 Students
  • Genetics, Genomics & Development - 6 Students
  • Health Services Research and Policy - 4 Students
  • Immunology, Microbiology & Virology - 10 Students
  • Neuroscience - 6 Students
  • Pathways of Human Disease - 5 Students
  • Statistics - 6 Students
  • Translational Biomedical Science - 1 Student
  • Toxicology - 5 Students