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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Bradenton
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Bradenton
Individual Feedback 5 4 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 1
2014 1
2015 0
2016 2
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 0

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

Response # Responders
in-state 1
out-of-state 3
international 0
Not applicable 0

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 2
African American 0
Hispanic 1
Asian or Pacific Islander 0
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 4

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.25 4

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 4

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
505 4

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.59 4

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.51 4

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

91978

28562

43085

32174

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I really enjoyed the flexibility. PBL is ok. Having to come to school in the middle of the day really messed up my schedule. I would rather finish everything in morning and get home ASAP to start studying. Library worked like Propofol and knocked me out (I can literally only study at home or coffee shop). Good area. Lots of fun stuff to do on time off. I really didn't like how they forbade review books and they basically said "you can only use your PBL textbooks." Almost everyone ignored that and benefited from doing so. Hardly any research opportunities. Have to look hard in other places for a possible publication. Dress code-meh. Assigned seating (what am I 6 years old?). Clinical exam-basically tests your ability to memorize the entire textbook and not so much clinical skills. Basically learn how you want. PBL is good but you only get how much you get out of it. There are so many review material and question banks that a lot of time can be wasted just searching for the right one. I looked at a lot because there were almost no powerpoints. Overall-you're becoming a physician no matter which school. Just enjoy it as best you can and come out of it with a degree." | Report Response

"great for board scores, terrible for clinical years. you will receive minimal support in finding and securing rotations and those rotations will very likley require that you to live in several places through 3rd and 4th year. communication from the school is atrocious, vague and always threatening delaying your graduation (which is in June and required without exceptions)." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 3
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

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

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 0
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 3
None 1

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

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

How many students per cadaver?

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

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 3

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

What books are necessary?

"Basics: pharm, path, guyton for phys, genetics, anatomy for students, biochem" | Report Response

"All books are required for PBL" | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"review books, and some of the minicourses" | Report Response

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

"primary care-FM, IM, etc." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
9.33 3

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
1.67 3

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 3
No 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 3

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 3

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

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
3.33 3

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 3

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

No responses

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
4.33 3

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 0
Merit-based 0
Both 3

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Great. I didn't really talk to them" | Report Response

"There are good and bad faculty members, but they are very removed from present day medicine" | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"I never talked to them" | Report Response

"non existent. each student's experience is highly variable" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Professionalism out of 10, knowledge out of 10, etc. etc. until you get to 100." | Report Response

"grading scale" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
3.67 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
3.67 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 3

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
1.67 3

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
3.33 3

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"A disaster. Managed by students and they fight for certain ones. Some based on GPA." | Report Response

"it is complete chaos. the class is completely dismembered and scattered across the country. you as the student are responsible for finding your rotations as there are not enough rotations available to the school for each student. many have to find willing private physicians to take them for a month to fulfill a required rotation." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Depends on rotation. Follow patients and sound smart. No notes except during military rotations for HPSP." | Report Response

"highly variable per rotation" | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Variable. Depends on the site. We have rotations all over the US." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
4.67 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 3

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 3

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Party. Bars. EDM. Beach. Camp. Miami. Orlando. etc. etc." | Report Response

"go to the beach, participate in county rec leagues" | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"Depends on the type of student: determined or lazy" | Report Response

"fair. all depends on how hard you work on finding a new home for residency." | Report Response

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

"Same as above: determined or lazy" | Report Response

"its a very unknown school in the allopathic world" | Report Response

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

"Primary care" | Report Response

"apparently family practice" | Report Response

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