"My classmates and I all had gripes about one course or another, or about one instructor or another. From an institutional standpoint, though, everything is moving in the right direction. If USMLE scores are any indicator, the students at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine are solidly above the national average and improving (last year's graduating class had the highest board scores in the school's history until my class did even better both when compared to previous classes and nationally). The school is poised for growth, as is the Children's Hospital, though the growth and improvement of the two adult hospitals are less certain. And that's the true downside to attending school here. While it is actually a great institution (the College of Medicine in the Health Sciences Center, that is. As both an OU undergraduate alumnus and soon-to-be-alumnus of the OU College of Medicine, I can say unequivocally that I do not recommend attending the undergraduate institution, but I can highly recommend attending the postgraduate medical education side, especially the College of Medicine ), it is hard to attract talented individuals here even regionally, let alone nationally. It is happening, and at an accelerating rate, but for the foreseeable future the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine will remain a great educational institution with very little national standing. People come here and learn how to be excellent clinicians. The most talented graduates tend to move away to where they can reach their fullest potential--institutions that have a big name and big finances. While that will not be true thirty or forty years from now, it is something for current medical school applicants to keep in mind."