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  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Phoenix
Individual Feedback 1 2 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

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

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 2
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
8.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
506 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.58 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.48 2

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

85213

85284

What do you like most about this school?

"Integrated curriculum and board-style test questions on exams. Fantastic clinical training throughout 1st and 2nd years, thanks to a brilliant, truly gifted instructor and well-respected internal medicine physician. Scholarly project requirement forces you to meet and become involved with physicians and medical researchers out in the field. Case-based instruction helps you stay up to date with the faculty and students at the school. For the time being, small class size helps; It's great to ensure a reasonable student:faculty ratio. Working every other week for a half-day in a primary care physician's office reminds you why you're putting yourself through constant studying hell." | Report Response

"Small class size, research project, block schedule." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"No video recordings of the lectures. Major hospitals in association with the school are not right next door; however, Good Sam, Maricopa, and St. Joe's are all within ~5 miles. Some IT and administrative-required things have to be done through U of A Tucson, which sometimes is a bit of a hassle." | Report Response

"Nothing" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

""Reputation of the school in the medical community" is more of a personal opinion I'm throwing out there. It's hard to say exactly, since the school is so new. Also, the second (class of 2012) and third (class of 2013) admitted classes have 48 students; the college is poised to expand soon, but specifics are still not fully known." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 1
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

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

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 0
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 0
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 1
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

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

"Approximately 3-4 times per year. These are known as "capstone" experiences. You will do things like view an autopsy, see how medicine is practiced in a county jail, and shadow physicians." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"I have bought 2 books, both clinical diagnosis books for the clinical skills portion of the curriculum. So, very few are required. However, in retrospect, I wish I would have bought at least some of the recommended books." | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Only 2 "required" books. Only "necessary" books, in my opinion, are Costanzo and First Aid." | Report Response

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

"Family medicine, internal medicine, primary care. However, the majority of students are not explicitly interesting in primary care." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

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 1
No 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

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
5.00 1

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"n/a" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

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

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Most are great. There are some superstar instructors for each block, and I wish we could just pay these instructors double to give all of the lectures in a particular area. A few of the instructors seemed slightly unprepared on occasion, but this was a rare event and not a normal occurrence." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Not in my clinical years yet... will update later." | Report Response

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

"Completely pass/fail." | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Honors/pass/fail." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Will update this later, not yet in my clinical years..." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Will update later..." | Report Response

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

"Will update later..." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Will update later..." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Bars (awesome place called rose & crown right down the street), outdoor stuff, house parties, etc." | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"We don't have any graduates that are practicing yet." | Report Response

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

"Word is that all of our 3rd years are getting great reviews from their attendings." | Report Response

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

"Hasn't produced any physicians yet..." | Report Response

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