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  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Kansas City
Individual Feedback 5 1 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 1
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
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 0
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 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
2.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
521 1

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.70 1

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.80 1

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

67502

What do you like most about this school?

"There were a few exceptional faculty members." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The school is not accepting of students who do not fit the mold of a traditional midwestern man. Outsiders are not welcome. The school feels this is "serving to produce primary care physicians for Kansas." I believe it has stagnated the academic prowess, cultural diversity, and creativity which lead to strong programs." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"The research reputation has suffered recently as well. A large percentage of research funds have been diverted from other programs to fund the National Cancer Center designation. Researchers and physicians are now being pressured to give up their interest to help fund the cancer program. This has caused the removal of a former School of Medicine Dean (Barbra Atchkinson) and led to difficulty recruiting top physician and research faculty. As a result, mediocre faculty has been recruited with promised of exorbitant funding and salary (which is the only way currently able to land candidates.) Unfortunately, this situation is not sustainable and has led to a tarnished reputation and lower quality faculty." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 1
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 1
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 0
4-5 hours 0
5-6 hours 1
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 0
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

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

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 1
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 1
12 months 0
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 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
5.00 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?

"Often." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"Many very expensive books are required. However, they are not actually needed. The only books you really need to buy are subject review books." | Report Response

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

"rural primary care." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
0.00 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
2.00 1

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 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
5.00 1

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"no on campus housing." | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 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?

Response # Responders
Need-based 0
Merit-based 1
Both 0

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"There are good basic science instructors. Clinical instructors are not impressive." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Instruction is acceptable on the Kansas CIty campus. The quality of instruction on the Wichita campus is not acceptable. If you go to KUMC, you will hear over and over again about the clinician:student ration in Wichita being a big plus - this is a lie. There are more instructors per student in Wichita; however, by and large these instructors are of a very low quality. The truth is that the Wichita campus is academic in name only - it mainly staffed by community "faculty."" | Report Response

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

"High pass, pass, Low pass." | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Essentially the same." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"The schedule is traditional (IM, Sx, Psych, OB, Peds, Family Practice). There are more rural primary care rotations required than at most schools." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Mostly to stay out of the way. It's a lot of wasted time." | Report Response

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

"By large these are community hospitals and sites." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"This is quite dependent on the rotation site. There are not enough sites in Kansas City or Wichita combined, so many rotations are done is very small communities." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
0.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
0.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
0.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Drink and gossip, mostly." | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"Graduates go as far as their scores and capabilities will take them - which most of the means Kansas for residency and career." | Report Response

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

"I don't think directors think much about them. This isn't a program that is known for high quality, nationally competitive students and graduates." | Report Response

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

"Rural Primary Care." | Report Response

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