University of Chicago (Pritzker)

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5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1000
Chicago, IL 60637


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#11 Best Research
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#26 Best Primary Care


Medical School Overview

The Pritzker School of Medicine at University of Chicago has an application deadline of October 15. The application fee at University of Chicago is $85. Its tuition is Full-time: $45,835. The faculty-student ratio at University of Chicago is 2.4:1. The Pritzker School of Medicine has 957 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

At the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, active learning is encouraged. An emphasis on scholarship and discovery is woven throughout the medical school curriculum, and grades are administered on a pass/fail basis. Medical students can choose an elective course as early as the spring of their first year, and first year students can also complete a Summer Research project.

Students must complete a mentored project before graduation in one of five areas: Scientific Discovery, Medical Education, Quality and Safety, Community Health, and Global Health. Students can also earn a joint degree through other prestigious departments at the University of Chicago, including a M.D./J.D. through the University of Chicago Law School and a M.D./M.B.A. through the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The school also offers a M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program and a Growth and Development Training Program, both funded through the National Institutes of Health.

The University of Chicago Medical Center, a top hospital, is the school’s main teaching hospital. The medical school is located on the University of Chicago’s campus in Hyde Park, seven miles south of downtown Chicago, and students can apply for university-owned housing if they wish.

Notable alumni of the Pritzker School of Medicine include Holly Humphrey, now dean of the medical school, and Jeffrey Leiden, managing director of Clarus Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in biopharmaceuticals and medical technology companies.


Applications accepted June 15 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Application fee $85
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 883
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.4:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 370
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $45,835

Required fees $4,623


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology - diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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