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Characteristics of the 2016 Entering PhD Class

The following report is a summary of the seventy-one members of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s 2016 entering class of PhD students. They were selected from a total of 673 applicants.

Undergraduate Schools

The incoming students completed their undergraduate studies at the following schools. There is one incoming student from each school unless otherwise noted by a count.

  • Allegheny College
  • Beijing Medical University
  • Bellarmine College
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • China Pharmaceutical University
  • Coe College
  • College Of William and Mary
  • Colorado College
  • Cornell University-Endowed Colleges (2)
  • CUNY Medgar Evers College
  • Fairfield University
  • Fudan University
  • Gallaudet University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hartwick College
  • Harvard University
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • K L University
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Lehigh University
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis
  • Nanjing Medical University
  • New York University
  • Peking University
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
  • Princeton University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (2)
  • Sardar Institute of Technology
  • Shandong University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Shanghai University
  • Sichuan University
  • Southern Medical University
  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
  • St Lawrence University
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY Center Stony Brook
  • SUNY Brockport (2)
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Geneseo (3)
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of California-Davis
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Illinois at Urbana
  • University of Minnesota-Morris
  • University of Mississippi Main Campus
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of New England
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus (2)
  • University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (2)
  • University of Rochester (4)
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Xiamen University

Undergraduate Majors

  • Applied Mathematics and Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry (6)
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological/Biomedical Sciences (4)
  • Biology (15)
  • Biology / Chemistry (2)
  • Biotechnology (2)
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry (2)
  • Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Chemistry/Biology
  • Chemistry, Psychology and Spanish
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Co-Operative Computational Science/Biochem
  • Economics (2)
  • Economics & Mathematics
  • Electronics
  • Environmental Science
  • Experimental Medicine
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Molecular Biology
  • Medicine (2)
  • Microbiology (3)
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Philosophy
  • Neural Science
  • Neuroscience (4)
  • Neuroscience/ Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Preventive Medicine (2)
  • Psychology (2)
  • Resources Science and Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Sciences
  • Statistics (3)

Undergraduate GPA

The average GPA was 3.51.

Domestic Students – State Residence

There are fifty-two incoming domestic students.

  • Arizona - 1
  • California - 3
  • Connecticut - 1
  • Kentucky - 2
  • Maine - 3
  • Maryland - 3
  • Missouri - 2
  • Mississippi - 1
  • New Jersey - 3
  • New York - 25
  • Oregon - 2
  • Pennsylvania - 2
  • Puerto Rico - 1
  • Virginia - 3
  • Wisconsin - 1

International Students - Country of Origin

There are nineteen incoming international students.

  • Canada - 1
  • China - 14
  • India - 2
  • South Korea - 2

Average GRE Scores

  • Verbal - 66%
  • Quantitative - 67%
  • Analytical - 53%

Average TOEFL Score

Eleven of the nineteen international students reported scores. The average score was 102.

Additional Degrees

Nineteen students in the 2016 incoming class hold Master’s degrees.

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 - 10.8
  • Phy Sci - 12.5
  • Bio Sci - 13.3
  • Total - 36.6

Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP Program) Students

1 incoming student completed the University of Rochester’s PREP program. 

Average Age

The seventy-one incoming students have an average age of 24 years with a range of 20 – 39 years. 

Race and Ethnicity

The following summarizes how the fifty-two US Citizens and Permanent Residents in the incoming 2016 class identify their own race and ethnicity:

Race

  • Amer. Indian/Alaska Native - 1
  • Asian - 4
  • Asian, White - 1
  • Black or African American - 5
  • Black or African American, White - 2
  • White - 37
  • Not Reported - 2

Ethnicity

  • Hispanic - 4

Groups Underrepresented in Science

15 members (21%) of the incoming 2016 class identify with one or more groups underrepresented in science.

Groups underrepresented in science include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands) and individuals with disabilities (those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities).

Male/Female Ratio

According to the students’ self-reported information the male/female ratio is the following:

  • Female – 37 incoming students
  • Male – 34 incoming students

Graduate Programs

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - 5
  • Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology - 5
  • Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology - 3
  • Epidemiology - 3
  • Genetics, Genomics & Development - 8
  • Health Services Research and Policy - 5
  • Immunology, Microbiology & Virology - 11
  • Neuroscience - 11
  • Pathways of Human Disease - 7
  • Statistics - 5
  • Toxicology - 4
  • Translational Biomedical Science - 4