Medical Schools in Massachusetts

Updated: June 6, 2020

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This blog provides a list of medical schools in Massachusetts including their course requirements and admissions statistics. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts has some of the finest educational institutions in the world, and is a highly sought-after location for any prospective learner, including medical students. A medical student will have access to some of the best post-secondary institutions, professors, and hospitals in the world, as well as a diverse array of patient presentations, in urban, suburban and rural areas. Consider exploring the medical schools in Massachusetts if you are interested in research, a career at a major academic centre, or being involved at the forefront of medical discovery and health policy.

Medical Schools in Massachusetts:

Boston University School of Medicine 

Harvard Medical School 

Tufts University School of Medicine 

University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Boston University School of Medicine 

Location: Boston, MA 

The Boston University School of Medicine's mission is to be "dedicated to the educational, intellectual, professional, and personal development of a diverse group of exceptional students, trainees, and faculty who are deeply committed to the study and to the practice of medicine, to biomedical research, and to the health of the public." With a strong commitment to diversity, Boston University School of Medicine aims to recruit those who are diverse in many different ways including social, cultural, educational and racial backgrounds, including life experience. 

Course Requirements

  • English Composition or Literature: 2 semesters
  • Humanities: 2 semesters
  • Biological Sciences including Lab: 2 semesters
  • Chemistry including Lab: 2 semesters
  • Physics: 2 semesters

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT: No minimum

Minimum accepted GPA: No minimum

Harvard Medical School 

Each year, Harvard Medical School receives roughly 6800 applicants that compete for 948 interviews and 165 spots into the MD program. Succesful applicants at Harvard Medical School are well-rounded individuals, with strong academic records, MCAT scores and possess community, healthcare, and life experience. Harvard's mission is to "create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease."

Location: Boston, MA

Course Requirements

  • Biology with lab: 1 year
  • Chemistry with lab: 2 years 
  • Physics: 1 year
  • Mathematics: 1 year
  • Writing: 1 year

Admission Statistics

Average Accepted GPA: 3.9

Average Accepted MCAT Scores: 519

Tufts University School of Medicine 

Location: Boston, MA

Established in 1893, Tufts University School of Medicine's mission is to "educate a diverse body of students and advance medical knowledge in a dynamic and collaborative environment. We seek to foster the development of dedicated clinicians, scientists, public health professionals, and educators who will have a sustained positive impact on the health of individuals, communities, and the world." Successful applicants into the MD program are selected based on academic performance, coursework performance and extracurricular activities. In addition, letters of recommendation will be reviewed in determining the applicant's suitability for the profession. Each year, approximately 11300 applicants compete for 800 interviews and 200 available spots into the MD program, making for a success rate of only 1.7%.

Course Requirements

  • Biology: 1 year
  • Chemistry: 2 years
  • Physics: 1 semester

Admission Statistics

Average Accepted GPA: 3.66

Average Accepted MCAT Scores: 514

University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Location: Worcester, MA

Founded in 1962, the University of Massachusetts Medical School's mission is "to advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery with clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care provider in Central Massachusetts." Each year, approximately 4000 applicants compete for 900 interviews and 162 available spots into the MD program.

Course Requirements

  • General Biology or Zoology (with lab): 2 semesters
  • General Physics (with lab): 2 semesters 
  • English composition: 2 semesters
  • Calculus: 1 semester
  • Statistics: 1 semester
  • Chemistry: 4 or 5 semesters

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT Scores: 88 percentile

Average accepted GPA: 3.7

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