Best Medical Schools in Maine

By | April 29, 2018

Welcome to Maine best medical schools. Our rankings are based on alumni reviews, research scores received, peer institution assessment and admissions statistics including averaged MCAT scores, undergraduate GPA as well as acceptance rates. Below we list top medical schools in Maine that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.

  • TIMEDICTIONARY: Overview of major cities and towns in Maine. Includes history, population and geographical map of Maine.

Best Medical Schools in Maine

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
107 University of New England (Biddeford, ME)
Acceptance rate: 6.4%
MCAT composite score: 9.0
Tuition: Full-time: $46,700
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.54
Total medical school enrollment: 509
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.1:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $0.8

University of New England Medical School

Early History of Maine

Long before the arrival of Europeans in North America, numerous Indian tribes lived on the lands of Maine. The Abenaki, Passamaquoddie, Mi’kmaq, Malicite, and Penobscot peoples of the Northeastern United States (in present-day Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire) and southeastern Canada were part of an alliance known as the “Wabanak Confederacy”.

The first European explorer of the territory of the modern state of Maine was in 1604 the Frenchman Samuel de Champlain, it was he who gave these lands the name “Acadia” (in honor of the ancient Greek Arcadia). Samuel de Champlain, together with Pierre Dugua, founded the first settlement of Europeans in this region on the island of Sainte-Croix, although already in 1605 the settlers moved to Port Royal in what is now Canada.

In 1607, in the area of ​​present-day Phippsburg, near the mouth of the Kennebec River, the British attempted to establish a colony. Known as Popham Colony, it was established by the Plymouth Company as a competitor to the Jamestown, Virginiasettlement . However, the attempt was unsuccessful and the colony lasted only a year.

The French continued to explore the region, in 1609 a Catholic mission was established on the coast of Penobscot Bay, and in 1613 another one was established on Mount Desert Island. In the same year, 1613, a trading post was founded, which later became the city of Castine, the oldest of the cities in Maine.

In 1622, the Plymouth Company, which, by decision of King James I of England, disposed of the lands of New England, issued a patent for the lands of the “Province of Maine” to Ferdinand Gorge and John Mason. Soon, in 1629, they separated, forming the provinces of New Hampshire and New Somersetshire (modern Maine). But the desire of the British to create a successful colony in the northeast of New England, due to lack of finances and those wishing to move to new lands, again ended in failure. The second attempt to create a colony, undertaken by Ferdinand Gorge in 1639 under the patent of King Charles I, also failed. However, since then, its current name, Maine, has stuck to the region.

In 1652, the lands of the state of Maine are included, albeit formally, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1664, by patent of King Charles II of England, the province of Maine became part of the province of New York. In 1692, Maine became part of the province of Massachusetts Bay, receiving the name “Yorkshire”.

From the 1770s and for a century, the lands of Maine were the cause of constant disputes, conflicts and wars between the British, French and American Indians. Only with the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 did England confidently establish control over this territory.