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  • Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Portland
Individual Feedback 5 1 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0
2016 1
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 0
out-of-state 1
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
8.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 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
513 1

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.75 1

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.71 1

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

21012

What do you like most about this school?

"The access to faculty is amazing. Our small group leaders range from deans of the university to chiefs of medicine and surgery. World-class surgeons volunteer their time to aid with anatomy lab, and lecturers are truly wonderful lecturers and experts in their fields. I also love how much focus OHSU places on training students to be good clinicians - good bedside manner and patient service are vital here." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"In some ways, the school lacks support from the administration. Students are responsible for personally handling more of their scheduling, international/rotation planning, and boards prep than at many other institutions." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I couldn't ask for a better city to have as a backdrop for medical school. We have access to beaches, mountains, rural life, and city life all in a small radius." | 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 1
3 0
4 0
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 1
4-5 hours 0
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 1
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

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1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 1
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 1
6 months 0
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 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
7.00 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?

"Only the clinical medicine course is mandatory - two afternoons per week are required." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"The syllabus materials are enough." | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Advice books are passed from class to class each year. Many books are "required", but if a book is truly not necessary the guidebook will let you know." | Report Response

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

"Each block is geared towards whichever specialty it is covering (i.e. respiratory physiology is geared towards pulmonary critical care, etc). The clinical medicine course is generally primary care-based." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 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 0
No 1

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
7.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

No responses

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
1.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
1.00 1

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

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

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 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
9.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"This varies from block to block, but in general they are very good. Lecturers are a mix between researchers giving basic science lectures and clinicians giving lectures on applications." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"I am a pre-clinical student, but I can say that preceptors are very helpful, accessible, and give students a good deal of freedom in caring for patients." | Report Response

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

"Honors(90%+), Near Honors (85%-90%), Satisfactory (usually 70%-85%,), Marginal (usually 65%-70%), Fail (<65%)" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"I am a pre-clinical student, but our clinical medicine course is graded on a 1-10 scale, and then all scores are totaled and placed on the H/NH/S/M/F scale." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Students choose a clerkship track in spring of second year. Required rotations are Peds, Surgery, Internal Med, Family Med, Rural, Psych, OB/Gyn." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Variable depending on rotation and time of year. Students are generally assigned patients and are responsible for independent case write-ups, presentations to attendings, etc." | Report Response

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

"Most rotations are completed at OHSU or nearby Portland community hospitals. Most are well-equipped unless the student opts to rotate in an under-served area." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Varies by site and rotation. OHSU draws patients from throughout Oregon, Alaska, and neighboring states." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Hiking, camping, and volunteering are the biggest draws." | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"Most students end up with their first or second choice program." | Report Response

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

"OHSU is well-respected in the residency match." | Report Response

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

"OHSU has a reputation for producing excellent primary care physicians (both in family and internal medicine)." | Report Response

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