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  • Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Huntington
Individual Feedback 2 1 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

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2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 1
2014 0
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 1
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 0

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

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in-state 1
out-of-state 0
international 0
Not applicable 0

What is your race/ethnic background?

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

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

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8.00 1

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
505 1

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.97 1

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
4.00 1

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

25535

What do you like most about this school?

"Family Medicine Faculty" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Second year didactics do not differentiate high yield from worthless topics and cover both equally in depth." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Several basic science faculty that have very active and prestigious research labs. Director of clinical research is very helpful. Pt contact comes early and often. As a third year student, you are actively participating in everyday care of your hospital patients. Appropriate autonomy is given to both students and residents." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

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Systems-based 1
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

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1 0
2 0
3 0
4 1
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0

How long are you typically in class per day?

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

Are courses recorded for medical students?

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

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

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1 0
2 1
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

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

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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3 months 0
6 months 0
9 months 1
12 months 0
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Weekly clinical skills session for 1-3 hrs. Rare mandatory class attendance for guest speakers." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"Typical books. I got by with reading mostly review books and lecture notes are generally good." | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Most of the "required" course texts are worthless and not used." | Report Response

Is the curriculum designed to promote a specialty? If so, which specialty?

"Family medicine is big around here, but no particular specialty is "promoted."" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

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10.00 1

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

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 0
All years 1
No 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

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
1.00 1

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"didn't live on Marshall's main campus and most students don't. Huntington is a college town and is very student friendly with LOTS of 1 and 2 br apts available and multiple townhouses as well. Many students live in near-by Barboursville where there tends to be better housing I think. (10-20 minute drive." | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

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Need-based 0
Merit-based 0
Both 1

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

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10.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"For the most part, good. Some are great, others I can live without." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Very good. Residents are very nice and helpful." | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during pre-clinical years?

"ABC-F. Typical 90-100 is A, etc" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"ABC-F. See above." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"1 rotation per 8 weeks from July-June. Req are Psych (with 2 weeks neuro), Peds, Family, Internal, Surgery, Ob-gyn. 4th year starts in July and you have 1 month req rotations on ER, Internal, and Surgery. Otherwise, 4 year is used for electives." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"You are expected to do what the residents do. Typically, you pre-round on the patients you are assigned (1-4 pts), then you round as a team. You are responsible for presenting your patients to the team. A resident has rounded on your patients separately from you and will present any missing information to the team. Residents are available to help you formulate a daily and overall plan for your patients." | Report Response

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

"Affiliated hospitals are very good and are all in good condition. Both hospitals are currently expanding." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Cabell Huntington Hospital - Wide variation, but mostly caucasian and african american St. Mary's - same as cabell VA-Medical Center - Mostly older caucasian males with COPD, but still some variation." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"Typical things that ppl in their 20s do to have fun." | Report Response

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"**I hear** we typically have residents that are VERY well prepared to patient care due to the extensive pt experience during school. We place residents all over the US and many are able to match in competitive residency programs like Ortho and Neurosurgery (if they are interested and bust their butts during school)." | Report Response

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

"Very well prepared for patient care. Very knowledgable of clincal information." | Report Response

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

"Family Medicine (Primary care) in general is usually where interest lies. However, each year, multiple students end up doing OB-gyn and surgery." | Report Response

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