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UMKC 6-year BS/MD Program


Replies to: UMKC 6-year BS/MD Program

  • marylaf98marylaf98 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    @Roentgen So if one takes more than the required units to calculate the GPA, does UMKC take the best grades?
  • RoentgenRoentgen Registered User Posts: 1,543 Senior Member

    Great question! I'm not at all sure actually. I would assume that it would essentially start from 9th grade level courses (I say "level" as often students have taken high school courses previously in middle school that count towards high school graduation -- i.e. math like Algebra I in middle school) and count the courses chronologically in that UMKC core requirement category up until the certain number of units for that category are reached. When it was a paper application, it looked like this: https://www.umkc.edu/admissions/docs/2009medapplication.pdf (this is from the 2008-2009 application cycle, but I think it is helpful for applicants to see the layout, as it's easier to read, IMHO), you can see on Page 4 that we had to write out/type the actual courses with grades and units (this was most likely cross referenced to the transcript for accuracy), so there was more leeway at that time in terms of the courses you could write in the boxes. This is likely not the case now, since it's not part of the application, in terms of what the applicant has to fill out.

    I realize esp. in the sciences, it's possible to have a LOT more than just the 3 units of science. The university admissions office pulls the 17 core requirements from the transcript and calculates a GPA on a 4.0 scale. but I don't know the details in terms of that (i.e. first 3 sciences you complete vs. the 3 best science grades on your transcript, etc.). For example, I could easily see someone getting a "B" in Biology I Honors and then later on after adjusting to high school life, getting an "A" in AP Biology so then which one would they choose? I don't know. I would ask the UMKC Med admissions office on how exactly that works.
  • maboismabois Registered User Posts: 3 New Member

    I'm applying to UMKC's 6 YR Program and would be classified as "regional." I am from Johnson County, Kansas.

    So obviously, as you may know, to even apply to this program, one has to have an ACT of 24, I believe. With that said, this means that the admissions committee does admit students who don't necessarily have an ACT of 31 or above. Do you know what an applicant's profile would look like if they had an ACT between 24 and 30? Other than the ACT score, what kind of GPA's, reference letters, medical experience, etc. do you think these applicants would have to have?

    Also, as you may have inferred, I'm asking this question as this applies to me as I have an ACT Score of 27.

  • RoentgenRoentgen Registered User Posts: 1,543 Senior Member
    edited November 2017
    @Mabois, so correct, the minimum ACT required is 24. I believe that was instituted in the last few years. The average is 31 but that's in-state, regional, and out-of-state all together. Obviously there will be people above that average and people below that average.

    It's hard to extrapolate from ACT score to the other components bc they all contribute in some way to the rubric. It's very "holistic" in terms of how your application is viewed and asssessed: http://med.umkc.edu/bamd/admission-requirements-eligibility/
    • the candidate’s unweighted high school GPA in the 17 core requirements of the university,
    • standardized test score, strength of high school curriculum,
    • personal statement,
    • short-answer responses,
    • high school activities and leadership,
    • health-related activities and investigation of the profession,
    • official School of Medicine reference forms, and
    • results of the interview
    As an applicant, you have no idea how much each specific component contributes percentage wise to the whole, and I don't know either, in terms of handing out of interviews and getting an acceptance/rejection of an offer made.

    So it's not like one can say with x ACT score, you should have at least y number of healthcare exposure hours or that you should have z GPA, in order to be able to get an interview/be accepted, if that makes sense.
  • abduljavidabduljavid Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Thank you, do we know typically when interview invitations start from application cut off date Nov 1, 2017... All interviews time line starts in Feb?
  • RoentgenRoentgen Registered User Posts: 1,543 Senior Member

    You can see the timeline here: http://med.umkc.edu/bamd/timeline/

    Interviews for the BA/MD program are extended sometime in January.
  • WGSK88WGSK88 Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    edited November 2017
    @abduljavid - For the Class of 2023, the interview email came out on Jan 18 and 4 dates were given Feb 13 to 16 and one has to choose one of those dates for the in-person interview. Offer letter email came out on March 24 around 4 pm CST! People wait-listed also got the email on March 24. Good Luck.
  • abduljavidabduljavid Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    edited November 2017
    @WGSK88 , @Roentgen -Thank you.
  • marylaf98marylaf98 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Can people who applied for the program in 2018 post their stats? Including IS, Regional, and OOS
  • sauce123sauce123 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Did anyone else get an email saying their application is incomplete? I recently called the undergrad admissions office and they said they received all my materials.
  • netopspinnetopspin Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    edited December 2017
    My DD got an email from UMKC School of Medicine Office of Admissions today saying "At this time, your application has yet to be processed and we want to be sure you have completed all steps required for a complete application. There are one of four reasons your application has not yet been processed". We checked the UMKC general admission portal, all materials have been received before 11/1. So she fell in their #1 reason:

    1. You have submitted a General Application for Admission to UMKC, but your application, transcript and test scores have not yet been processed by the UMKC Admissions Office. Once those documents are processed, your application will be forwarded to the School of Medicine for review. You will receive an email from us when your application is complete and moving forward in the review process. Thank you for your patience during this application processing time.

    @Roentgen is this normal to take such long time for the general admission? I am starting to worry and may call general admission office if it is still not processed next week.
  • maboismabois Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I haven't got any email regarding any of my application materials missing. I got an email on 11/10 stating that all my materials were received and confirmed.
  • maboismabois Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    @netopspin When I submitted my gen app for UMKC, it took about 5 weeks to get processed.
  • netopspinnetopspin Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    @mabois Thanks for the information. This would be the 6th week after my DD submitted her general app.
  • RoentgenRoentgen Registered User Posts: 1,543 Senior Member
    Hey @netopspin, if all of your application materials: general application, supplemental application, high school transcript, standardized test scores, at least 3 completed reference forms, etc. are submitted by the Nov 1st deadline (meaning they have these things in their hands by Nov 1) then you should be fine.

    The UMKC admissions office on the undergrad (Volker) campus does the first "filtering" in terms of admissions to the undergrad (most BA/MD applicants pass thru that filter quite easily, just bc the BA/MD application pool tends to be better academically). Once you're given admission to the undergrad, then your application is given the green light to move in the process to the UMKC School of Medicine for processing for the BA/MD program. I imagine they have quite a bit of applications to process, hence the lag time. I would call over anyways, just to clarify and make sure that they indeed do have everything. Invitations for interview aren't given until this coming January.

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