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Characteristics of the 2014 Entering Class

The following report is a summary of the sixty four members of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s 2014 entering class of PhD students. They were selected from a total of 502 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 number afterwards.

  • Allegheny College
  • Beijing University of Posts Telecommunications
  • Central South University
  • China Pharmaceutical University
  • China University of Political Science and Law
  • Cornell University (2)
  • Donetsk National Technical University
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Francisco de Vitoria University
  • Hunan University
  • Indiana University- Southeast
  • Kean College of New Jersey
  • Lehigh University
  • Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus
  • Messiah College
  • Miami University- Oxford
  • Moravian College
  • Nankai University
  • National Taiwan University
  • Niagara University
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Novosibirsk State University
  • Peking University Health Science Center
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Robert Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University- New Brunswick
  • Saint John Fisher College
  • Saint Lawrence University
  • Saint. Louis University- Missouri
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
  • SUNY Geneseo (6)
  • SUNY Stony Brook (2)
  • Taipei Medical University
  • Texas Christian University
  • University at Buffalo (2)
  • University of Calcutta
  • University of California- Davis
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Delhi-India
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of London
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Rochester (4)
  • University of South Florida
  • Ursinus College
  • Washington University
  • Wilson College
  • Xiamen University
  • York College of Pennsylvania
  • University of Colombo

Undergraduate Majors

Animal Science - 1

Applied Music - 1

Biochemistry - 5

Bioengineering - 1

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - 3

Bioinformatics - 1

Biological Chemistry, Mathematics - 1

Biological Sciences - 1

Biology - 11

Biology/Psychology - 1

Biology/Molecular Genetics - 1

Biomedical Engineering - 1

Biomedical Science - 1

Biotechnology - 1

Brain and Cognitive Science - 1

Business Administration - 1

Chemistry - 2

Computer Science - 1

Economics - 1

Entomology - 1

Exercise and Sport Science - 1

Finance - 1

Geodesy, Cartography, Land Mgmt. - 1

Mathematics - 1

Medical Technology - 1

Medicine - 1

Medicine and Surgery - 1

Microbiology - 1

Molecular and Cellular Biology - 1

Molecular Biology - 1

Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior - 1

Neuroscience - 1

Neuroscience and Spanish - 1

Preventive Medicine - 2

Public Administration - 1

Psychology - 3

Spanish - 1

Statistics - 2

Telecommunications Engineering - 2

Undergraduate GPA

3.54

Domestic Students – State Residence

California - 1

Delaware - 1

Florida - 1

Illinois - 1

Kentucky - 1

Maryland - 1

Missouri - 1

North Carolina - 2

New Jersey - 3

New York - 26

Pennsylvania - 4

International Students - Country of Origin

There are twenty two incoming international students.

China - 12

India - 2

Ireland - 1

Nigeria - 1

Russia - 1

Sri Lanka - 1

South Korea - 1

Spain - 1

Taiwan - 1

Ukraine - 1

Average GRE Scores

  • Verbal - 69%
  • Quantitative - 74%
  • Analytical - 47%

Average TOEFL Score

Seventeen of the twenty two international students reported scores.

Internet Based - 100

# of Students - 17

Additional Degrees

Twenty three students in the 2014 incoming class hold Master’s degrees.

MD/PhD

Seven 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 Phy Sci Essay Bio Sci Total
9 13  

O - 1

P - 1

Q - 3

R - 1

S - 1

35

Summer Scholars

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

Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP Program) Students

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

Average Age

The sixty four incoming students have an average age of 25 years with a range of 21 – 37 years.

Race and Ethnicity

The following summarizes how the forty two US Citizens and Permanent Residents in the incoming 2014 class identify their own race and ethnicity:

Race

  • Asian - 8
  • Black or African American - 1
  • White - 33
  • Not Reported - 2

Count does not add up due to students reporting multiple races.

Ethnicity

Hispanic - 2

Male/Female Ratio

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

  • Female – 36 incoming students
  • Male – 28 incoming students

Program Selection

Program Name

# of Students

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

7

Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology

2

Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

7

Epidemiology

3

Genetics, Genomics & Development

5

Health Services Research and Policy

5

Immunology, Microbiology & Virology

9

Neuroscience

7

Pathways of Human Disease

5

Statistics

5

Toxicology

7

Translational Biomedical Science

2