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  • Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Colorado
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Parker
Individual Feedback 4 4 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 1
2013 0
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 4
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
6.25 4

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.75 4

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.25 4

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
504 4

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.35 4

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.41 4

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

95012

56303

80226

68138

What do you like most about this school?

"The faculty, the atmosphere, the curriculum for years 1 & 2. Curriculum for years 3&4 is good, too, but handled poorly." | Report Response

"Location" | Report Response

"The community feel that I get from classmates, faculty and staff. There isn't a problem I have had that couldn't or wasn't addressed nearly immediately." | Report Response

"Great facilities. Faculty and staff are very responsive to student input." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I think RVU is a fantastic school with outstanding faculty. The administration is very quick to respond to our concerns and it is nice to see change happen rapidly. The lack of stagnation (ie we have been doing this for x years I am sure we are doing just fine) while frustrating sometimes is refreshing to see change for the following classes." | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is awesome. At other schools I interviewed at the anatomy labs were very old school and stuck in the basement. (reminded me of a morgue) RVU is on the second floor, hudge windows and a great view. The natural light makes for a great learning environment." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

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

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 4
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 2
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

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

How many students per cadaver?

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

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 4

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.25 4

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

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

"20%" | Report Response

"Not often. There is not enough emphasis on clinicals versus didactics" | Report Response

"Mandatory Attendance averages about 7-10 hours a week 4 of it being lab the other testing or Large Group Interactive Sessions" | Report Response

"Labs are attendance based. Lectures are recorded. Also they have a separate quiet room so if your sick and hacking up a lung / or if you have a sick child you can still attend the lecture with out disturbing others." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 3

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 3

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
4.33 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
10.00 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 2
no 1

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 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
6.00 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
4.25 4

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 1
Merit-based 0
Both 2

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
8.75 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 4

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.75 4

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Fantastic. I couldn't have asked for a better pre-clinical experience." | Report Response

"Reasonable, not the best in the world, not the worst. Has improved in the last couple years" | Report Response

"Outstanding! I have felt that all except the physiology department has done a great job. Now even the Physiology department is doing a much better job." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.33 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"3rd year core rotation locations are selected via an electronic algorithm. Rotations themselves are decided by faculty. Any electives are set up on your own with assistance. Core rotations: Fam x 8w, IM x 8w, GS x 8w, OB/Gyn x 4w, Peds x 4w, Psych x 4w, something else x 4w, electives x 8w. 4th year is completely independent. No required rotations, just credit numbers to fill. You have no restriction on how many auditions you can do, or how many weeks in a certain specialty." | Report Response

"Scheduled month to month, required: 8wks FM, 8wks IM, 8wks Surgery, 4wks OB/Gyn, 4wks Psych, 4wks Peds, 8wks of selectives" | Report Response

"Req: FP, Sx, IM can't think of rest. Will try to update latter." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"No affiliated hospital, therefore all rotations are "away" rotations. Students have differing responsibilities depending on their attending." | Report Response

"Depends on attending physician" | Report Response

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

"No." | Report Response

"Few truly affiliated hospitals. Some are beautiful and new, some are older" | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Rotation site dependent." | Report Response

"Urban and suburban" | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 3

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 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?

"Everything. Colorado is super outdoorsy and active. Big beer/wine/bar scene. Music. It's great." | Report Response

"Ski, Bike, Run, "Tour Breweries", Climb, Hunt, Fish, and lots of outdoorsy stuff even Karaoke" | Report Response

Post Graduation

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