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  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbus
Individual Feedback 5 5 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 1
2011 1
2012 1
2013 1
2014 1
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 5
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 2
out-of-state 3
international 0
Not applicable 0

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 4
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
9.20 5

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.80 5

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.20 5

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
518 5

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.79 5

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.80 5

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

32779

80920

48323

07039

16505

What do you like most about this school?

"Ultrasound program is unique and well-integrated Extremely friendly staff, faculty, and students Excellent clinical sites Excellent course structure and board preparation Excellent name recognition" | Report Response

"There are a lot of things I love about THE Ohio State U College of Medicine. First, I like being a part of a big campus, with a lot going on. I went to a small undergrad, and being able to experience the big school environment is a huge plus. I also like the big size of our class - it helps to be able to get to know so many people rather than just a few for all 4 years. I also love how dedicated the faculty (so far) are about our learning, and the fact that OSU takes in our feedback (almost too much, actually) and then actually works to improve what we don't like. Theres also the (huge) fact that I will get in state tuition after the first year - thats like a 20k scholarship a year for 3 years. Also, I love having P/F and 3-4 hours of class max per day. Can't overestimate how important that is - I have a ton of free time, unless its test week of course." | Report Response

"Compared to top tier schools, I don't feel like I've compromised at all in academics, but the atmosphere is very warm and relaxed here!" | Report Response

"Brand new state-of-the-art facilities, amazing opportunities to get involved." | Report Response

"- feel well prepared for internship by 4th year - option to do first 2 years "independent study" and avoid classwork --> allowed me to pursue a long distance relationship much easier" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"None" | Report Response

"Our clinical skills class - CAPS - is a bit disorganized, but they are working on it. There have been a few break ins around where I live, so that's a negative, but that can happen in any bigger city." | Report Response

"The curriculum can be a bit too detail-oriented." | Report Response

"Not enough room in the medical library to study (but there are plenty of other libraries and areas)." | Report Response

"- Large class size is less appealing" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Very well funded institute with stability of faculty and constantly hiring new staff." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 5
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

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

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 5
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?

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

How many students per cadaver?

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

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 5
6 months 0
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.60 5

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 5
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 5

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 5
no 0

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

"Daily" | Report Response

"CAPs class, so once per week. Maybe another random session thrown in there. Other than that, no mandatory attendance." | Report Response

"Depends on the activity. Lectures are totally voluntary, but certain small group activities are mandatory" | Report Response

"rarely if ever. all lectures are available as podcasts." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"All books available through online or library" | Report Response

"None required, technically, but a lot recommended - 2nd years will let you know. I would recommend Netters or Rohan's atlas, essential clinical anatomy (required, basically), Medical Genetics for the modern clinician by Westman, and that's about it so far." | Report Response

"Few - the coursepacks and lectures are very comprehensive" | Report Response

"None are necessary" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 5

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 5

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
7.40 5

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 4
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
8.20 5

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 5
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
6.60 5

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
0.80 5

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 2

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 5
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"Not sure." | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 0
Merit-based 0
Both 5

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.40 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 4

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Excellent mix of research PhD and clinical faculty during courses to provide both aspects" | Report Response

"Great so far. Some better than others, but I'd say most are well above average, in my opinion." | Report Response

"Very good" | Report Response

"Great. They will get right back to you via e-mail, and offer to work with you one-on-one outside of class to make sure you understand material." | Report Response

"Good" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.40 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 5

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Student-selected rotations (from core requirements and electives). Core MS3 rotations are: Internal Med, Family Med, Peds, Surg, Neuro, Psych, Ob-Gyn. Core MS4 rotations are EM, Ambulatory, Chronic Care, and Sub-I" | Report Response

"Not sure." | Report Response

"We preference our top choices. Required 3rd Year: family med, OB, neuro/psych, surgery, internal med, peds" | Report Response

"Required 3rd year : OBGyn 2 month, Surgery 2 month, Fam Med 1 month, Internal Med inpatient 2 months, Peds 2 months, Psych 1 month, Neuro 1 month, 1 month elective" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Earned responsibility (see one, do one, teach one). Graduated with experience." | Report Response

"Grows as team trusts you, at minimum carrying 2-3 patients, pre-rounding, presenting on rounds, some new admits, some procedures" | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.40 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 5

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
9.80 5

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 5

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.40 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Sports (NHL, AAA baseball, NCAA events, etc.), movies, theater (ballet, concerts, etc.), live music, etc." | Report Response

"Go out to bars, play sports (A LOT - at least we do), we've had canoe trips, raft trips, climbing trips - people do a lot." | Report Response

"Go downtown, bars/restaurants, sporting events, arts festivals, etc." | Report Response

"Night life, football games, soccer games" | Report Response

Post Graduation

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