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  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Individual Feedback 5 6 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 6

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"Being from New Orleans, I love that TUSOM cares deeply about our local community and strives to care for our disadvantaged populations. Even as first or second-year students, we had the opportunity to gain valuable experience interviewing and examining patients by volunteering at the various student-run clinics located throughout New Orleans. The faculty are incredible practitioners and teachers who want to see you succeed; however, they expect students to take initiative, display an appropriate level of self-reliance, and be advocates for themselves. TUSOM was a great choice for me because I tend to learn the basics better on my own and rely on instruction to clarify points or misunderstandings. If you are a student who typically needs a rigid structure or constant hand-holding, then other programs may be a better fit" | Report Response

"School goes way out of it's way to make sure the students are as happy as possible. While we pay a ton for tuition we do get a lot of amazingly planed events with lots of free booze." | Report Response

"Student body is amazing and supportive." | Report Response

"As far as I can tell there is no other school that provides as many leadership and clinical opportunities to first and second year students. Also, the pass/fail system means that you can enjoy your classmates and your surroundings without having to constantly scrounge for extra points." | Report Response

"I like the environment set up by the faculty, administration and students. My classmates come from diverse backgrounds and have more life experience than I was expecting to see." | Report Response

"Tulane has a wonderful, laid-back atmosphere (for a medical school). The faculty really holds your hand through the first year, most of the class is easy to get along with, and it's in New Orleans!" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"Tuition is very expensive, but if you ask for financial assistance you will get it! The facilities are aging and in need of renovation (TUSOM definitely tends to care more about experiences rather than new and shiny things). Also, some students who are used to a high level of stability and organization find our administration frustrating at times." | Report Response

"Costs so much money and sometimes I feel like the school lacks things like good career guidance. This would be okay but we pay so much money, for what??" | Report Response

"Clinical rotations can be crowded." | Report Response

"Curriculum changes take a long time to move forward." | Report Response

"While I think the schools social agenda is important, having it forced on me on a daily basis can be tiring." | Report Response

"It's hard to pick a negative, though the price is certainly steep." | Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.83 6

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 6

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.83 6

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 6

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.83 6

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 6

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 6

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

"Aging and slightly dysfunctional, but gets the job done and makes things "spicy."" | Report Response

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"Absolutely." | Report Response

"Very well according to match lists and people I've spoken to." | Report Response

"Generally fare very well, with few exceptions. Everyone matches except those who do not follow the advice of the administration when considering where/what specialty to apply to." | Report Response

"Well. A lot of people decide to stay in NOLA though." | Report Response

What are rotations like?

"Students rotate at UMC, TMC, the VA, as well as at various other sites throughout the city. Due to the population we serve, we see an astonishing amount of rare/complicated conditions on our rotations and build a phenomenal base of practical knowledge that will help us throughout our careers." | Report Response

"4" | Report Response

"5" | Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

"Our recent graduating classes have had impressive match lists." | Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"If you are an obnoxious gunner, obsessively competitive, or a person who "sweats the small stuff" then I would recommend not coming to Tulane for medical school. In my experience, we have a student body that values working together rather than against each other. Our school is a reflection of the city in which we learn (and play), and we try not to take ourselves too seriously. If you come to TUSOM and buy-in to the culture, you will not only receive phenomenal training and serve a diverse population, you will also be as happy as one can be while going through medical school. All in all, I know I made the right choice coming here; however, I do have friends who have struggled with the lack of constant instruction and guidance that they were accustomed to previously. The administration and faculty offer a wealth of resources and help for students should they need them, but they will not hold your hand and pat you on the back for every small thing you do." | Report Response

"The "non-competetive environment" is real here. Even the would-be gunners realize that no one is out to challenge them. You'll spend a lot of your time working hard. You'll also spend a lot of your time just having fun." | Report Response

"Deciding to come to Tulane was one of the best decisions of my life." | Report Response

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