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  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Individual Feedback 5 5 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

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

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 5
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
8.20 5

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 5

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.80 5

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
514 5

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.48 5

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.36 5

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

59105

48230

20855

63141

27518

What do you like most about this school?

"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 about this school?

"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

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"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

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 5
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

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

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 5
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 5
Powerpoint slides provided only 2
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

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

How many students per cadaver?

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

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 4
6 months 0
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 5

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 5
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 5
no 0

What books are necessary?

"anatomy atlas, BRS for most classes" | Report Response

"We have to take the anatomy and physio shelf, so BRS and Pre-Test were great. Netter is great, as is the Rohan Atlas (though any photo atlas should be just as good)." | Report Response

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

"not really. you'll get exposed to a lot of surgeons via anatomy" | Report Response

"No, the curriculum is generalist in nature, though we have clinical correlations in all subjects that highlight specialties." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
5.20 5

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 5

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
5.20 5

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 3
All years 2
No 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 5

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
4.40 5

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
1.60 5

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 1

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 1

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

"1 and 2 brs, attached to the hospital and med school, but relatively expensive" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
3.40 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.80 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
4.60 5

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 1
Merit-based 0
Both 3

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.60 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 1

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Clinical faculty are particularly excellent and generally care a lot about teaching." | Report Response

"n/a" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.20 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.60 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.60 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.60 5

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
4.60 5

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.60 5

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Lottery based but all core rotations have to be taken in the same order 3rd year. We are done in May with 3rd year though so plenty of elective time." | Report Response

"Clinical rotations are scheduled in a specific sequence, like a wheel. Where you start on the sequence is determined by your preferences, which are ranked before the end of second year. Medicine, Family Med, Ob/Gyn, Surgery, Peds, and Psych/Neuro are the core rotations but we also have some other requirements like EM and ambulatory medicine to be completed during 4th year." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"The standard that you would expect and it varies greatly depending on site" | Report Response

"Numerous. Med students generally have a lot of responsibility and are offered lots of opportunities to participate in care." | Report Response

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

"Brand new university medical center opened recently and VA about to open. Other great academic and private hospitals that we rotate at as well by preference." | Report Response

"University Hospital has been built but not yet opened, which has negatively impacted the quality of education currently offered. Things will vastly improve when it is opened, hopefully by 2016." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Depends on site." | Report Response

"Most med students stay in New Orleans to work with impoverished, under-served patients, and this is generally something all of us specifically chose when looking at schools. There is a small program in Baton Rouge where the patients are more varied." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 5

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 5

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 5

0 = no, 10 = very
Post Graduation

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

"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

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

"Internal medicine program is amazing and we are well prepared after medicine clerkship." | Report Response

"Our internal medicine program is especially strong, but graduates go on to everything from rad onc to family med." | Report Response

"We produce a mix of every specialty." | Report Response

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