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  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Loma Linda
Individual Feedback 3 3 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

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

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

Response # Responders
No 3
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 0
out-of-state 1
international 0
Not applicable 2

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 2
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
2.67 3

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.33 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
1.33 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
498 3

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.69 3

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.46 3

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

37743

91950

76133

What do you like least about this school?

"The curriculum is not relivent to boards, and administration is unresponsive to reccomendations." | Report Response

"Curriculum is awful. Over-emphasis on NON-board material like pathophysiology. Absolutely NO time to study for Step 1. Over-testing. The administration has been told all this for years. No changes. Extremely nepotistic - favor given to local SDA students whose parents went to Loma Linda and live and work in and around Loma Linda. A lot of glad-handing." | Report Response

"School was revamping curriculum in major ways and board scores fell in the class above me and mine as they were working out the kinks." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I woudn't advise going here if at all possible if you are interested in doing well on boards." | Report Response

"Avoid this school at all costs. They care nothing about your Step 1 scores and do not prepare you at all." | 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 0
4 0
5 1
6 0
7 0
8 2
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 2
5-6 hours 1
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 2
None 1

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 1
2 1
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 0
5-6 2
7-8 1
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 0
6 months 0
9 months 2
12 months 1
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 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
5.00 3

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

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

"family practice curriculum so poorly designed that you won't be able to get the step score for anything else" | Report Response

"Primary care" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
2.33 3

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 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 1
All years 1
No 1

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 3

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 1

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 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
2.00 3

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 1

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
4.67 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"dorms with roomates" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
1.67 3

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

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

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 1

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"a few departments are a nightmare (physiology, genetics, some would argue anatomy), neuroanatomy is well done as well as physical diagnosis and Cell structure and function" | Report Response

"Well intentioned, but a lot of the information is not board relevant, which is the primary thing that matters vis-a-vis getting the job you want, where you want." | Report Response

"Extremely helpful, they will make appointments outside of normal office hours to work with small groups of students." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 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
5.67 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.33 3

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
4.67 3

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Block schedule. Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Neurology, Family, Pediatrics." | Report Response

"4weeks inpt Peds 4weeks outpt Peds 6 weeks inpt internal med 4 wks outpt internal med 4 wks Neuro 4 wks family 6 wks psych 6 wks OB/GYN 5wks specialty surgery 5 wks General surgery 2 wks ER 4 wks preventative med 4 wks sub I in Internal, family, peds, or surgery 20 weeks elective" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Varies from legit learning to scut work. Depends on residents, attendings, site, etc." | Report Response

"3rd year carry 4 patients, 4th year 5 patients. Write notes and do admits, get charts, write orders and get them cosigned" | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
2.67 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
7.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
1.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very
Post Graduation

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

"Varied. Loma Linda has a reputation for leaving people out to dry with no life line." | Report Response

"getting better at match, but last 2 years were bad as scores had dropped due to curriculum change" | Report Response

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

"Work hard, because you really grind during clinical years, not sure about anything else. Probably depends on the residents." | Report Response

"ambivalent" | Report Response

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

"Not really." | Report Response

"Primary care" | Report Response

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