Student Achievement

The medical school makes student achievement data including enrollment, medical licensing exam pass rate, residency program Match rate, retention rate, graduation rate, and post-graduate placement available to enrolled and prospective students in accordance with federal regulations and requirements from the Higher Learning Commission. Data reported does not include visiting students.

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree Program

  • Students

    The MD degree program is a 4-year program that includes eight consecutive terms beginning with matriculation in late summer and concluding with graduation in May of the 4th year.

    Year of Graduation Cohort # of Matriculating Students Class Composition
    Class of 2023 84 Class Profile
    Class of 2024 84 Class Profile
    Class of 2025 84 Class Profile
    Class of 2026 86 Class Profile
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment data is reported by the Registrar as of October 15 annually and correlates with the IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey.

    MD Enrollment 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
    Female 141 156 162 168
    Male 154 164 166 171
    Total 295 320 328 339
  • Medical Licensing Exam Pass Rate

    The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) are required for graduation. The pass rate from the USLME for WMed first-time test takers compared to the national average is reported.

    Year of Graduation Cohort Step 1 Pass Rate Step 2 CK Pass Rate
    WMed National WMed National
    Class of 2019 100% 96% 96% 97%
    Class of 2020 100% 97% 100% 98%
    Class of 2021 100% 95% 99% 98%
    Class of 2022 98% 97% 100% 98%
  • Match Rate

    Match rate is the percentage of medical students that successfully match to a residency program to complete the required post-medical school training as a physician. Data is reported by the NRMP. WMed does not report job placement for MD program graduates since they are not employed until after they complete the required post-medical school training as a resident physician.

    1Data is reported for all medical students who matched, resulting in a total of 100% between primary care and other specialties.
    Year of Graduation Cohort Match Rate % Matched to Primary Care1 % Matched to Other Specialties Residency Placement
    Class of 2019 100% 40% 60% Click here
    Class of 2020 100% 44% 56% Click here
    Class of 2021 99% 50% 50% Click here
    Class of 2022 98% 41% 59% Click here
  • Retention

    Retention is the percentage of students remaining with their original class cohort. Data is reported by the Registrar as of October 15 annually. Medical student attrition may be impacted by any of the following reasons: withdrawal or dismissal; transferred to another medical school; required to repeat the entire academic year or one or more courses/clerkships; moved to a decelerated curriculum; took a leave of absence due to academic problems, academic enrichment, or personal reasons.

    2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
    97% 97% 97% 97%
  • Graduation Rate

    Graduation rate measures the percentage of first-time, degree-seeking students in a cohort who graduated in a four-year, five-year or six-year period. This information is reported by the Registrar annually after graduation in May.

    Year of Graduation Cohort # of Matriculating Students 4-Year Graduation Rate 5-Year Graduation Rate 6-Year Graduation Rate
    Class of 2019 60 90% 98% 94%
    Class of 2020 72 90% 93% 94%
    Class of 2021 84 83% 95% TBD
    Class of 2022 84 88% TBD TBD

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Degree Program

  • Students

    The MBS degree program is a 1-year program with matriculation in late summer and concluding with graduation the following May. The program is designed specifically for students looking to strengthen their foundational knowledge in basic science before beginning medical school. MBS students are automatically accepted to the MD program for the following year contingent upon successful completion of the MBS program. Class profile information is not reported for class sizes less than 10 to ensure the confidentiality of student personal information is maintained.

    Year of Graduation Cohort # of Matriculating Students
    Class of 2020 9
    Class of 2021 3
    Class of 2022 5
    Class of 2023 3
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment data is reported by the Registrar as of October 15 annually and correlates with the IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey.

    MBS Enrollment 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
    Female 5 4 3 4
    Male 3 4 0 1
    Total 8 8 3 5
  • Retention

    Retention is the percentage of students remaining with their original class cohort. Data is reported by the Registrar as of October 15 annually. MBS student attrition may be impacted by withdrawal or dismissal from the program.

    2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
    100% 89% 100% 100%
  • Graduation Rate

    Graduation rate measures the percentage of first-time, degree-seeking students in a cohort who graduated in a one-year period. This information is reported by the Registrar annually after graduation in May.

    Year of Graduation Cohort # of Matriculating Students 1-Year Graduation Rate
    Class of 2019 8 100%
    Class of 2020 9 89%
    Class of 2021 3 100%
    Class of 2022 5 100%
  • Admission to MD Degree Program or Post-Graduate Placement

    The MBS program is designed specifically for students looking to strengthen their foundational knowledge in basic science before beginning medical school. MBS students are automatically accepted to the MD program for the following year contingent upon successful completion of the MBS program. Some students may choose not to attend medical school.  

    Year of Graduation Cohort # of Graduates Accepted to Medical School Post-Graduation, if not Attending Medical School
    Class of 2019 8 88% Unknown (1)
           
    Class of 2020 8 75% Graduate School (1)
    Unknown (1)
           
    Class of 2021 3 100% N/A
           
    Class of 2022 5 100% N/A

Master of Science in Medical Engineering (MEDE) Degree Program

  • Students

    The MEDE degree program is a 30 credit 2-year program with four semesters that begins with matriculation in fall and concluding with graduation in May of the 2nd year. Class profile information is not reported for class sizes less than 10 to ensure confidentiality of student personal information is maintained.

    Year of Graduation Cohort # of Matriculating Students
    Class of 2021 2
    Class of 2022 4
    Class of 2023 0
    Class of 2024 2
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment data is reported by the Registrar as of October 15 annually and correlates with the IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey.

    MEDE Enrollment 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
    Female 0 1 2 1
    Male 1 2 4 3
    Total 1 3 6 4
  • Retention

    Retention is the percentage of students remaining with their original class cohort. Data is reported by the Registrar as of October 15 annually. The program matriculated its first student for the class of 2020. MEDE student attrition may be impacted by withdrawal or dismissal from the program.

    2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
    100% 100% 100% 100%
  • Graduation Rate

    Graduation rate measures the percentage of first-time, degree-seeking students in a cohort who graduated in a two-year period. This information is reported by the Registrar annually after graduation in May. The program matriculated its first student for the class of 2020.

    Year of Graduation Cohort # of Matriculating Students 2-Year Graduation Rate
    Class of 2020 1 100%
    Class of 2021 2 100%
    Class of 2022 4 100%
  • Job Placements

    Our graduates work as engineers and biomedical scientists in careers where they can create new medical devices, diagnostic technologies, treatments, or processes to improve healthcare. The program matriculated its first student for the class of 2020. Data is reported annually by the Registrar as of January following graduation.

    Year of Graduation Cohort # of Graduates Job Placement
    Class of 2020 1 Zimmer Biomet - Development Engineer
         
    Class of 2021 2 Stryker Corporation - Product Specialist
    Healthcare - Gaining Experience to Pursue MD Degree
         
    Class of 2022 4 Zimmer Biomet - Development Engineer
    BioPesticide - Research Assistant
    IPG Automotive - Support Engineer
    Unknown (1)

Updated: January 11, 2023