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  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Downers Grove, IL
Individual Feedback 5 3 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
3.33 3

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"Boards passing rates are well above average. School is located close enough to Chicago so highly self-motivated students can often find opportunities to work with faculty from other medical schools. Support for research is well above average for an osteopathic school. Student culture is collaborative and very supportive of each other, not competitive. Some faculty are very caring, particularly anatomy." | Report Response

"Living in Chicago" | Report Response

"The education is unmatched in the Osteopathic world. Great preparation for board exams. Great faculty and awesome location" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"While I am grateful for the opportunity to become a doctor, I would recommend others stay away from CCOM if you have other options. Most student seem to believe the university administration is 100% in it for the money. Tuition is astronomical (2nd most indebted students behind Midwestern in Arizona, according to US News and World Report), support for board prep, matching advice, specialty mentorship is extremely limited. 0 African American students matriculated from at least 2015-2020 according to AACOM Report on Matriculants. Overall, if this is your only option, you will get a fine education and become a good doctor. That being said, students are mostly unhappy with their experience largely due to the micromanagement of university-wide administration and poor support for career aspirations." | Report Response

"Pretty much everything else. Very high cost of attendance. Poor 3rd and 4th year rotations having you drive very far away. Absolutely no help with the match process, guidance for applying to specialties. They do not actually care about you as a medical student, they just want money. I have heard from reliable sources that they actually paid a consulting firm to figure out the maximum tuition they can charge before people will stop applying. Absolute joke." | Report Response

"The tuition" | Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 3

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

"New, that's where the tuition goes" | Report Response

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"Poor residency placement in recent years" | Report Response

"Graduates go on to be fantastic residents and self sufficient attendings in clinical practice. Unmatched preparation at this institution" | Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

"Poorly in recent years" | Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"Best osteopathic education in my opinion. Consistently produces excellent residents" | Report Response

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