• Hannah Tao

Tufts School of Medicine


  • cost

  • financial aid is the difference between the annual cost of attendance and your calculated family contribution

  • Tufts generally does not include student loans for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year

  • Tufts doesn't offer merit-based scholarships or athletic scholarships



  • multiple types of aid available to admitted applicants in MD program: scholarships/loans/Federal Work Study, loan repayment programs

  • cost of attendance budgets are intended to cover only the expenses of the student and only the period of time the student is enrolled in an academic program

Tuition & Fees | Tufts, Tuition and Fees, Financing Your Medical Education

  • scores

  • many applicants to Tufts apply with more than one set of MCAT scores; their policy is to consider all MCAT scores (taken within the approved time period preceding enrollment) and note the highest MCAT total

  • 2024 class profile:

  • initial applicants - 13,348

  • applicants admitted - 502

  • applicants enrolled - 200


  • 50th percentile MCAT - 514

  • average GPA - 3.66

  • mean science GPA - 3.62

  • acceptance rate - 4.6

  • (mean MCAT scores based on major)

  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems: 128 (86%)

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: 128 (89%)

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: 129 (91%)

  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior: 129 (90%)

  • total: 514 (90%)

MCAT Scores and GPAs for Top 100 Medical Schools, 2024 Class Profile


  • location

  • Boston, Massachusetts

  • Fenway Park: “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”, home of Boston Red Sox

  • many historical attractions: Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Old North Church and the North End, Harvard Square/Harvard Art Museums, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, USS Constitution and Bunker Hill

  • different options for cruises and sightseeing

  • New England Aquarium

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  • known for…

  • most popular residency and specialty programs: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry

  • “Tufts is unique because it has both a traditional curriculum based in Boston and a rural track based in Maine, which focuses more on rural medicine and primary care”

  • #53 in Best Medical Schools: Research

  • #52 in Best Medical Schools: Primary Care

Tufts University - Best Medical Schools - US News


  • accounts from med students/doctors who attended

  • anonymous: "The faculty are amazing. They really care about the students becoming good physicians. The school takes student feedback seriously."

  • Emal Lesha: graduate of Tufts School of Medicine and on the road to being a neurosurgeon

  • Did the TUSM/UMass Boston program influence your medical school choice?: “Absolutely—the experience really integrated us into the medical team at Tufts, and I had my eyes set on Tufts afterwards. It gave me the motivation and confidence to continue to pursue my goal to become a doctor.”

  • Did anything surprise you about medical school?: “I knew it was going to be hard, but I definitely underestimated how hard anatomy would be, I was also really impressed by the integration of all the information being taught here. We started learning about patient interaction pretty early on, which helped develop our critical thinking skills.”

  • What is your favorite part of Tufts School of Medicine?: “The people. The students, staff, physicians, residents—they are all very friendly and genuine. It’s also been amazing to see how all I’ve learned over the years has come together and to see how my friends and I have all progressed.”

Tufts University School of Medicine School Reviews, A New Doctor Finds His Calling | Tufts Now

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