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Characteristics of the 2015 Entering PhD Class

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The following  report is a summary of the sixty-seven members of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s 2015 entering class of PhD students. They were selected from a total of 612 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.

  • Anahuac University
  • Augustana College
  • Baylor University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • China Agricultural University
  • Chung Shan Medical University
  • Connecticut College
  • Drake University
  • D. Y. Patil University
  • Flagler College
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • McGill University
  • Messiah College
  • Miami University-Oxford
  • Nanjing Normal University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Princeton University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute Of Technology (4)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Saint John Fisher College (2)
  • Samara State University
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Sichuan University (2)
  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY Center Stony Brook
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Geneseo (8)
  • University at Buffalo (3)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California-Davis
  • University of Colombo
  • University of Florida
  • University of Houston
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New England
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
  • University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Technical Univ
  • University of Rochester (3)
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Virginia
  • VIT University
  • Winthrop University

Undergraduate Majors

  • Advanced Nursing
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry (10)
  • Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology  (4)
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological  Sciences
  • Biology  (8)
  • Biology,  Public Health
  • Biology,  Neuroscience
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Sciences/Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology  (3)
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology  (3)
  • Chemistry (5)
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering Science, Nanomedicine
  • Exercise Science
  • Integrative Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Medical Laboratory & Biotechnology
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology  (2)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philology  and Pedagogy English  Language and Literature
  • Physics
  • Psychology(2)
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Recreation Management and Youth Leadership
  • Statistics

Undergraduate GPA

3.51

Domestic Students – State Residence

There are fifty-four incoming  domestic students.

  • California - 1
  • Connecticut - 1
  • Florida - 2
  • Illinois - 1
  • Indiana - 1
  • Iowa - 1
  • Maine - 1
  • Maryland - 1
  • Massachusetts - 2
  • Michigan - 1
  • New Hampshire - 1
  • New Mexico - 1
  • New York - 29
  • Ohio - 2
  • Oregon - 1
  • Pennsylvania - 1
  • Puerto Rico - 1
  • South Carolina - 1
  • Texas - 3
  • Utah - 1
  • Virginia - 1

International Students - Country of Origin

There are thirteen incoming  international  students.

  • Brazil - 1
  • China - 7
  • India - 2
  • Mexico - 1
  • Russia - 1
  • Sri Lanka - 1

Average GRE Scores

  • Verbal - 68%
  • Quantitative - 65%
  • Analytical - 54%

Average TOEFL Score

Ten of the thirteen international  students reported scores.

Score - 101

# of Students - 13

Additional Degrees

Twenty students in the 2015 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 Phy Sci Essay Bio Sci Total
11.7 11

M - 1

O - 1

P - 1

R - 1

S - 2

11.5

34.2

Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP Program) Students

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

Average Age

The sixty-seven incoming  students have an average age of 24 years with a range of 20 – 40 years.

Race and Ethnicity

The following  summarizes how the fifty-four US Citizens and Permanent Residents in the incoming  2015 class identify  their own race and ethnicity:

Race

  • American Indian - 2
  • Asian - 4
  • Black or African American - 7
  • White - 37
  • Not Reported - 5

Ethnicity

Hispanic - 7

Male/Female Ratio

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

  • Female – 37 incoming  students
  • Male – 30 incoming  students

Program Selection

Program

# of Students

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

8

Biophysics,  Structural & Computational  Biology

6

Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

7

Epidemiology

3

Genetics, Genomics & Development

5

Health Services Research and Policy

2

Immunology,  Microbiology  & Virology

11

Neuroscience

5

Pathways of Human Disease

8

Statistics

4

Toxicology

3

Translational Biomedical Science

5