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  • Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine Las Vegas
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Henderson
Individual Feedback 5 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 1
2014 1
2015 0
2016 0
2017 0
2018 0
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 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 0
out-of-state 1
international 0
Not applicable 3

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 3
African American 0
Hispanic 0
Asian or Pacific Islander 1
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 4

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 4

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.75 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
3.25 4

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.30 4

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

95404

85284

91326

95051

What do you like most about this school?

"The faculty are all really great--intellgient, interesting, good teachers, helpful, etc. There is a TON of support that this school for you to succeed. I also like the campus community here, people are very friendly and students are very open with sharing study materials." | Report Response

"Traditional education that focuses on presenting information in various manners, with an extremely dedicated group of faculty members." | Report Response

"I really like the open door policy of this school. The faculty is readily available to students and you can go talk to them almost whenever you want and they're willing to help you." | Report Response

"Location! Staff/Faculty are top notch. 3rd year rotations can all be done locally! No moving around." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"not enough windows in the building." | Report Response

"Too much time spent in class each week to get studying done." | Report Response

"I wish there could be more research. They do research, but with limited equipment/resources, it can limit how much research can be done." | Report Response

"Attendance policy! Since is still new, there are some growing pains; however, the faculty listens to the students and does their best to adjust when needed." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Touro Nevada is an awesome campus. Although it looks like a warehouse on the outside, it's really nice on the inside. I'm thankful for the opportunity to study here. Even though it's not perfect, it's still a great school with great professors and doctors who want to help you become a physician." | Report Response

"Good school is GREAT location. Everyone is happy and a very close knit group. TUNV is becoming more and more well known in Nevada and in my opinion is the very best of the 3 Touro schools. I'm glad about my choice to attend here!" | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 1
Traditional 3

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 3
7 1
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 0
3-4 hours 0
4-5 hours 0
5-6 hours 1
6> hours 3

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 3
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 1

How many students per cadaver?

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

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.25 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
4.25 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?

"only for labs and OMM lecture (2 hrs per week)" | Report Response

"Not very often. Only for labs." | Report Response

"Our school requires 70% attendance from all classes otherwise you lose 10% of your grade." | Report Response

"70% attendance required in all classes to receive the 10% attendance that is figured into all classes. I know EXACTLY how many I miss and take my max 30%, but really, really like the 10% cushion figured into our grade at the end (so never go over 30% missed)" | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"None really, unless you choose to use textbooks to help understand the material given in lecture. At the very least, should have anatomy textbook and atlas, histology atlas, and some sort of physiology book." | Report Response

"Most books aren't necessary, except Gray's Anatomy for Students. They have clinical green vignettes which are tested on during exams. Other than that, buying books is up to you. I'm cheap, so I don't like to buys books. Rather, I'd spend my money buying review books (ie BRS, Lippincott, etc.)" | Report Response

"First year only books I used were anatomy atlas, Grey's anatomy for students, BRS anatomy, BRS physiology, BRS neuro. 99% of the courses I studied for with the powerpoint slides only. 2nd year - I use robbin's path, goljan path (and audio), pharm and micro flashcards." | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Never bought the Green OMM book! Haven't purchased any books for 2nd year except robbin's, goljan rapid review, and pharm (lippincott). If you are a book reader, buy them! If not, use the powerpoints to study and you will be fine" | Report Response

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

"Not really. I'm sure they'd love if people chose primary care, but there are clubs for all sorts of interest groups, and pretty much all of the faculty members practice as specialists." | Report Response

"Primary care...it is a DO school :). However about 50% of our class is looking at going into a specialty and that is supported by all of our interest groups on campus." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 4

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 4

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 4

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 4
No 0

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.25 4

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 4

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 4

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
3.75 4

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 4

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
2.50 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 4

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

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

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.25 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 4

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.25 4

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Very helpful. They really want to help students in any way possible." | Report Response

"Most of them are very helpful. Some seem like they don't want to be there, especially during anatomy dissections. In general, however, almost everyone is helpful and friendly during office hours." | Report Response

"Most of the faculty is great. There are 1 or 2 that SHOULD NOT be teaching (but I have encountered this throughout my educational career). Overall, I have enjoyed the 2nd year faculty teaching very much compared to 1st year. (Our pharm faculty is top notch!!!)" | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"6 more months and I can answer this :)" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Same as pre-clinical. Your grade is determined by preceptor eval and shelf exam." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.25 4

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.75 4

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 4

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 4

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 4

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 4

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"3rd year - 2 months family, 2 months peds, 2 months surgery, 2 months med, 1 month ob/gyn, 1 month psych, 2 months elective." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Depends on the rotation. Some of my rotations, I saw my patients daily, wrote progress notes, and wrote orders (all countersigned by my preceptor). Other rotations were shadowing only (VERY BORING)" | Report Response

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

"All the hospitals are good. You rotate at the hospital(s) that your preceptors are at. Most of our clinicals are both outpt and inpt so you get a little of both. Valley is our affiliated hospital with a residency program and everyone does ONE internal med rotation there." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Lots of different patient profiles! We get a lot of out of towners with some pretty exotic illnesses so being in Vegas, you are going to see some interesting stuff. We also deal with our fair share of homeless, drug, alcohol abusers. But overall, a big city patient profile." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 4

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 4

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
9.75 4

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
6.25 4

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.75 4

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 4

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.75 4

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 4

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.25 4

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Go the Las Vegas Boulevard." | Report Response

"Go to the strip. Nuff said" | Report Response

"It's Vegas...! Clubbing at the strip for those so inclined. Lake Mead is 15 min away (we go there alot to swim, sail (you can rent boats) and just to get away), red rock canyon (biking/hiking), and of course the strip casinos and hotels (world-class restaurants, activities) and a little bit of blackjack thrown in." | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"Match lists are posted at www.tunlive.com. But take them with a grain of salt....who knows what each class wanted/got? Maybe they all wanted family med or orthopedic surgery." | Report Response

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

"Overall, since TUNV is still so new I imagine they are still forming opinions. We have graduates in residencies all over the US (both allo and osteo). I'm talking to those in years ahead/graduated to get a feel for what the residency trail might hold re: our reputation." | Report Response

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

"Again, primary care docs are the goal, but there is no stigma for those of us that want to practice in a specialty" | Report Response

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