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  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • New York
Individual Feedback 4 7 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 1
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 1
2014 0
2015 1
2016 1
2017 0
2018 2
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 7
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 2
international 0
Not applicable 3

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 2

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 7

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.57 7

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 7

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
508 7

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.47 7

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.45 7

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

92807

11751

07648

61832

44095

8826

12570

What do you like most about this school?

"Faculty is amazing." | Report Response

"High quality lectures, high quality instructors" | Report Response

"The professors are truly amazing. They care for their students and it shows in their devotion to the curriculum. The quality of the education is top notch. The flipped classroom with lectures that are recorded gives you the ability to watch videos as many times as you would like and is an amazing resource even after classes are over for board prep." | Report Response

"The basic science curriculum is phenomenol" | Report Response

"The professors actually care about how we're doing in class, and in life. They will take the time to approach us and help us out with whatever we need. They are also really focused on making this a great school, so we hear day after day "this will be on your boards!" They don't waste our time making us learn things that we just don't need to know yet. Also, since we are still new, we actually have a role in changing how the school is run via initializing policy change." | Report Response

"At every turn, the school seems truly dedicated to their students." | Report Response

"The faculty and facilities are top of the line" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Administration is not the nicest.." | Report Response

"I wish we had a nicer campus" | Report Response

"The administration can be difficult. It is sometimes hard to make changes in certain aspects of the school such as clicker grading and the mandatory attendance policy. While we are not in class for many hours a day, it would be nice to be able to change the clicker policy, which has not yet happened. The administration can seem to be stuck in their ways, but I think that is possible with any school." | Report Response

"Administrative support" | Report Response

"The OMM department could use a little work. They're not too cohesive with each other, and it comes out in the teaching." | Report Response

"$2000-$3000 acceptance fees" | Report Response

"The administration can be unresponsive to the needs of individuals, despite strong responsiveness to group intercessions to them. Individual n complaints are too often put on back burner to continue to follow their educational plan unchanged (unless complaints are organized through formal group channels like the SGA)" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"This is a solid program, the instructors are outstanding. I feel like I am getting a high quality education here." | Report Response

"The camaraderie between students is powerful. There is never a feeling of extreme competition between students as the grading is designed in a particular way to foster team learning. Notes are shared as are study practices between students of the same year as well as the years ahead. Students provide reviews for the year below which is extremely helpful." | Report Response

"They truly do engage each student during teaching lectures to assure you are getting every possible question answered." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 2
Traditional 4

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 1
7 3
8 1
9 0
10 1

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 0
5-6 hours 1
6> hours 1

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 7
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 3
Powerpoint slides provided only 4
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

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

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.57 7

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 7
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.57 7

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 7
no 0

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

"3-4 days a week" | Report Response

"Class time is mandatory, so 100%" | Report Response

"All attendance is mandatory. However, class time is diminished due to the "flipped classroom" where class time is for practice question, and being able to watch lectures at home." | Report Response

"Clickr system" | Report Response

"Infrequently" | Report Response

"Manditory attendance for all classes is in the books but never enforced except in labs (5-6 hours, one day a week)" | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"moores, robbins, Alcamo, costanza" | Report Response

"Most books are available online. Textbooks are not necessary by any means, but certain books are highly suggested." | Report Response

"Physiology, histology, biochemistry, pathology (first year)" | Report Response

"Clincally oriented anatomy, Ross Histology, Rubin's pathology, Bates' guide to Phy. Exam, Barr's human nervous system, Lippincott Biochemisry" | Report Response

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

"IM, FP" | Report Response

"Primary care focus in certain classes, but no specific specialty in the basic sciences." | Report Response

"No. Primary care is definitely talked up, but those who want specialty field are encouraged to do so. Curriculum may aid in ER as there is an ER training class ( optional) as 2nd years and an ER requirement as 3rd years." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 7

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
8.57 7

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 7

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 6
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
6.14 7

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 6

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 7

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
4.29 7

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 3

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 6
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 7

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable
Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
5.29 7

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 7

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
3.71 7

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 3
Merit-based 0
Both 2

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
9.57 7

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.57 7

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.86 7

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.86 7

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 6
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"outstanding" | Report Response

"Amazing. All of the faculty truly cares about students and helps with the voluminous learning as much as possible." | Report Response

"Excellent" | Report Response

"Amazing" | Report Response

"The faculty is extremely good. Faculty are extensively evaluated by students and two forms of administrative review. Weak faculty are cut or lessened in prominence every year. New faculty is almost always significantly better. Physio is especially strong." | Report Response

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

"a,b,c" | Report Response

"A, B, C, F" | Report Response

"The grading system is very different than any other school and quite complex. It is a z score system. You are scored as a standard deviation of the mean of the 3 classes before you. This is a benefit to the students in that you are not competitive amongst classmates. You can always see your raw score on exams to see how many questions you missed. It is somewhat easy to get a B in a course but difficult to get an A. Grades are given as A, B, C, F. So it is somewhat similar to other schools High pass, pass, low pass, fail." | Report Response

"Traditional grading system based Z-Score compared to previous class averages" | Report Response

"Z-score based. In percentage terms, roughly a 65% is passing for each class" | Report Response

"A,B,C,F" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.57 7

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.57 7

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 7

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 7

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.14 7

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.14 7

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Multiple sites, each has a different method" | Report Response

"Lottery System. Required rotations: EM, FM, IM, OB/Gyn, Peds, Psych, Surg, Critical Care Med/Anesthes., Primary Care, Surgery/Subspecialty elective" | Report Response

"Lottery system 3rd Year: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, OB/Gyn, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine 4th Year: Im-Sub I, Surgery-Sub I, CCU/Anesthesia, Primary Care" | Report Response

"Scheduling is via a partial lottery system. All possible locations and rotation orders are listed out. You rank your preference. Order of picking I'd randomized. Required 2xmedicine, 2xsurg, 2xFM, Obgyn, Peds, EM, Psych, 1-2 electives" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"pre-round, round, notes, various procedures" | Report Response

"Not there yet." | Report Response

"Depends on the assigned site, but lots of interactions with patients" | Report Response

"Most sites expect you to see patients, write notes, present at rounds, make a few formal presentations per month, attend lectures and follow an assigned resident with any free time. Always expected to be actually writing in chart whenever possible." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.57 7

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
7.43 7

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
8.14 7

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
7.71 7

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 7

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 7

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.57 7

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 7

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 7

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Nyc has everything you could ever want to do. If you can dream it up, its available. Mostly students drink and hang out." | Report Response

"There lots to do its NYC. Anything you can think of." | Report Response

"School activities and New York City nightlife" | Report Response

"Bars, restaurants, sports, shopping...NYC has it all" | Report Response

"Its NYC, are you kidding me? Everything is available. We've played basketball, been to plays, went to sorts games, partied till late at night, been on daytime talk shows all as "after school bonding"" | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"they do pretty well." | Report Response

"Very well." | Report Response

"Match is pretty good: https://tourocom.touro.edu/academics/do-program/the-match/match-results/" | Report Response

"Most do go primary care, but the other half all go to decently impressive specialties. We have been exceptionally well represented in our first few years with highly desirable IM matches, making our " primary care" match pretty good." | Report Response

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