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  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
Individual Feedback 5 2 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

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

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 1
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 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
510 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.55 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.65 2

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

04062

04401

What do you like most about this school?

"The faculty are amazing. They really care about the students becoming good physicians. The school takes student feedback seriously" | Report Response

"The people. Love the faculty-- they are incredibly friendly, down to earth, and very, very supportive. I had some personal stuff in my first year and the deans could not have helped me more in terms of giving me everything I need to succeed. I also love my classmates and the class size: it was perfect for me. Finally, the Boston location cannot be beat. Boston is the perfect city for young students with endless things to do and a fantastic culture." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"It is quite expensive to start and then cost of living is high in Boston as well" | Report Response

"The cost: definitely comparable to any out-of state/private tuition, but if you can get into your state school, you definitely need to think about money." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"This was my first choice school when applying-- no regrets in hindsight. I would come here again in a heartbeat." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 2
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

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

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 1
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 1
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

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

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

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

"Frequently during first year (anatomy lab) but then infrequently (1-2 hours a week) during second year" | Report Response

"Maybe weekly. Difficult to comment on as I'm a fourth year and the curriculum changed during my third year." | Report Response

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

"No" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

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 2
All years 0
No 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

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
2.00 2

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
3.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"Dorm like. Cost is low compared to to the area" | Report Response

"It's a dorm and it feels like a dorm. Posner was fine for the first two years, but I'm glad to have an apartment now; feels more like home." | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

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

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Amazing, vast majority are approachable and easy to talk with. Everyone wants the students to do well" | Report Response

"Fantastic. Very supportive and very responsive." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Decent, depends on the specialty and sites. The faculty are generally approachable at the core sites but there are may additional sites within the tufts network where the faculty go out of their way to volunteer to teach." | Report Response

"Also great. Loved the clinical faculty for the most part although, like any school, you get a dud here and there." | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Honors, High Pass, Pass, Low Pass, Fail" | Report Response

"F/Low Pass/P/HP/H" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Lottery for block assignment (order of rotations) and then again for site. Initial Advanced electives (fourth year) done by lottery but generally can get what you want. Third Year (2 Electives (2weeks each) then 8 weeks of both Medicine and Surgery, and 6 weeks each of OB/GYN, Peds, Family Medicine, and Psych. During Fourth year, 4 additional weeks of Medicine and 4 weeks of Neurology or Neurosurgery" | Report Response

"Blocks: third year is now going to be divided into 4 week rotations with medicine, surgery, ob/gyn, psych, peds, and family med being requirements. There is now elective time during third year so you can figure out if you want to do something else before fourth year (i.e. rads, ophtho, ENT, etc)" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Depends on the rotation and the resident. I've done essentially the same work as an intern on some rotations, which is great." | Report Response

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

"I think that all the hospitals I rotated at are in good standing. None are in financial trouble or have difficulties with accreditation." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Varies by site" | Report Response

"Pretty diverse with a large asian population at the Tufts Medical Center." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Bars/party, food, sports, dancing, etc." | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"Very well, The school has a good reputation for turning out good physicians" | Report Response

"Very well. Tufts students do well in the match." | Report Response

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

"We have a pretty strong reputation. We're not Harvard, but we do well" | Report Response

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

No responses

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