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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Cleveland
Individual Feedback 5 5 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 1
2010 1
2011 1
2012 0
2013 1
2014 1
2015 0
2016 0
2017 0
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
2021 0
2022 0
2023 0
2024 0

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

Response # Responders
No 4
BA/DO 0
BS/DO 0
DO/JD 0
DO/MA 0
DO/MBA 0
DO/MPH 0
DO/MS 0
DO/PhD 0
MD/JD 0
MD/MBA 0
MD/MPH 0
MD/MS 0
MD/PhD 1

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

Response # Responders
in-state 0
out-of-state 0
international 1
Not applicable 4

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 4
African American 0
Hispanic 0
Asian or Pacific Islander 1
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.80 5

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 5

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

Response Avg # Responders
8.80 5

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
516 5

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.88 5

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.83 5

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

45241

60175

91942

38018

60422

What do you like most about this school?

"Innovative curriculum, excellent mentorship, excellent and diverse clinical sites, good research" | Report Response

"Curriculum" | Report Response

"Flexibility of the administration to suit student needs." | Report Response

"pass/fail grading for first 2 years; availability of world class research; close proximity to high level biology/engineering research; close collaboration with Cleveland Clinic foundation (which is only improving); excellent balance of hospitals with university hospital, VA, county hospital, and large private hospital (CCF)" | Report Response

"Excellent lecturers and clinic faculty. Flexibility in the schedule to get the requirements done but also pursue your interests. Lots of extracurricular student activity. VERY diverse student class with regard to race, gender, class, age, religion, and sexual orientation. Good deans of students. Best of all, 4 main hospitals at your fingertips that are all nationally known for research and clinical ability... and Case is the only med school (except for CCLCM) in the city so no other medical students to compete with for rotations. You get your choice of training sites and can spend time at all!" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"none" | Report Response

"Case is an excellent school that I would recommend to anyone. It will not let you down in terms of an environment to learn in, a great place to get an education, and great colleagues. It has an outstanding reputation in the medical community and was an asset when going through the residency match." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 4
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 3
2 0
3 1
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0

How long are you typically in class per day?

Response # Responders
<1 hour 0
1-2 hours 0
2-3 hours 0
3-4 hours 4
4-5 hours 1
5-6 hours 0
6> hours 0

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 1
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 2
None 1

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 4
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 4
5-6 0
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 0
6 months 0
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 4

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

Response Avg # Responders
5.40 5

0 = 100% lecture, 10 = 100% small group

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 5
no 0

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 3

What books are unnecessary?

"There will be emails from upperclassmen that detail which books are good and bad." | Report Response

"Most." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
5.60 5

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
6.40 5

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
4.40 5

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Response # Responders
Pre-clinical years 0
Clinical years 3
All years 2
No 0

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 5

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 5

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 5

0 = terrible, 10 = great

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 5

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 4

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 1

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

"N/A" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
1.40 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
8.80 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 5

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 0
Merit-based 0
Both 4

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 4
Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.20 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.20 5

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 5

0 = far away, 10 = close

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

"Lottery system across University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, the VA, and MetroHealth for all core rotations (medicine, family medicine, surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, neurology, psychiatry)." | Report Response

"3rd year broken into 3 cores - although changing soon" | Report Response

"There are three cores: internal med and surgery; peds, OB/GYN, family medicine; neurology and psychiatry. Those are the required third year rotations." | Report Response

"required rotations are scheduled in blocks and include: medicine, surgery, family medicine, psychiatry, neurology, OB/GYN and pediatrics Scheduling is performed through an online scheduling system that allows for ranking requests. That is, importance can be assigned to getting a particular site or a particular time. Then students are assigned to their rotation. Clinical required courses are shorter than at many schools, which allows for more advanced rotations prior to applying. This is very helpful to those who might apply for a specialty." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Experiences vary from site-to-site. Students can get as much or as little responsibility as they want." | Report Response

"Rounding, some simple procedures" | Report Response

"Carry patients, scut work." | Report Response

"medical student responsibilities vary widely by resident/attending and team. Most often, medical students see admitted patients and present them in rounds with assistance of the resident/intern. On surgery, medical students can see consults and scrub cases in the or. Students typically write notes which can be cosigned by residents (a nice way to help reduce their work load)" | Report Response

"As much as they ask for." | Report Response

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

"University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic are very new. MetroHealth is a bit older and is undergoing renovations soon. Cleveland has a relatively large and well-maintained VA hospital. All have a different feel. Cleveland Clinic is very advanced with minimal exposure to indigent populations. MetroHealth is a county hospital that serves the poorest members of the community typically. UH is somewhere in-between. The VA has a unique experience for students." | Report Response

"Excellent" | Report Response

"Excellent." | Report Response

"all hospitals that students work at are in excellent condition." | Report Response

"community/county, VA, Non-for-profit/giant group practice (Cleveland clinic) and University Hospital (a university hospital)" | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Anywhere from poor and needy at MetroHealth, to vets at the VA, to big mix of suburban and urban at UH, and to advanced tourism medicine at Cleveland Clinic." | Report Response

"All populations but mostly indigent" | Report Response

"African-American." | Report Response

"One of the strengths of Case is the variety of patients and hospitals: UH- mix of indigent/paying and minorities Metro- greater fraction of indigent and minorities CCF- greatest fraction of paying patients, fewest minorities but greatest complexity of disease VA- typical VA; old dudes that are really nice to medical students" | Report Response

"From the streets to around the world" | Report Response

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 5

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 5

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.20 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.40 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.40 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.80 5

0 = no, 10 = very
Post Graduation

What do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"I think we tend to have a strong reputation. Our match lists speak for themselves." | Report Response

"We have an excellent reputation" | Report Response

"We have matched very well in years past." | Report Response

"When interviewing for residencies the school was well received and well-respected. Overall, the reputation for this school probably falls in the range of top 10-25." | Report Response

"Highly" | Report Response

Is this school known for producing physicians strong in a certain area? If so, which area?

"We are known for churning out students into specialties." | Report Response

"Radiology" | Report Response

"Yes, Northeast Ohio and California to a lesser extent." | Report Response

"Case graduates are known for being strong in clinical areas and typically do well in both internal medicine and specialties. Well known weaknesses are anatomy and pharmacology!" | Report Response

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