"The medical school administration is deeply Islamophobic, racist, xenophobic, and authoritarian. They see themselves as adversaries to students of color, burdened by "diversity quotas" (not a real thing). They're conservative, predominantly white, and entirely upper-class. As an outspoken and socially/politically conscious student, especially as someone who engages in solidarity struggles with people of color, you will be tormented by the faculty. The faculty has a large cohort of white, wealthy students who follow them devoutly and work to oppress marginalized students at the level of student government and class forums -- these students are largely "legacy" status themselves, i.e. have family who are physicians at Montefiore/ members of the Einstein/Montefiore administration. The student body is predominantly white, almost entirely wealthy, and treat the Bronx like a miserable wasteland. You'll hear them refer to the Bronx in derogatory terms on a daily basis, though most will not venture outside the Morris Park neighborhood during their entire 4 years. If students have any downtime, they will take the BxM express bus directly to Manhattan. Most of them view living in the Bronx as an ordeal that they've been condemned to -- and this is all fine, really, because the people of the Bronx really do not need to endure more interactions with these stuck-up kids than they already do, but if you're FROM the Bronx and thinking about going to Einstein, this is an important thing to be aware of.
In terms of academics, Einstein fails to provide adequate educational experiences to its student body. Collaborative sessions where students are meant to work together through clinical cases are seen as a joke, and used by "gunner" students as simply a way to show off and intimidate fellow students. A majority of students are intensely competitive, as the vast majority are aiming to go into high-paying specialties. In fact, it isn't uncommon to come across a group of students sitting together in a common area during 2nd or 3rd year, comparing different salaries for various specialties/subspecialties. Primary care is hugely stigmatized -- which is a problem shared by Montefiore as well as Einstein -- and you'll even work under a number of Montefiore attendings who treat you with disdain if you tell them of your intention to pursue primary care Peds/IM/FM. Furthermore, the Einstein deans of student affairs will not offer you the same resources and guidance if you do not intend on pursuing a hospital-based specialty (as opposed to primary care), and really lack awareness about specialties outside of hospitalist and subspecialty IM."
"Some IT & infrastructure issues, some quizzes/assessments/classes seem redundant"