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  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Little Rock
Individual Feedback 3 3 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 2
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 3
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 1
international 0
Not applicable 0

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 3
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
8.00 3

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
510 3

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.69 3

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.58 3

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

76001

72113

64112

What do you like most about this school?

"There is a friendly environment among students. Faculty are generally helpful." | Report Response

"Close nit, not competative between classmates" | Report Response

"Perhaps the best part about UAMS, to me, is its focus on teaching clinicians. Research does not interest me in the slightest, so the fact that most faculty are interested solely in making you a better doctor is fantastic." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The first two years are systems based/integrated, but at times they don't seem to be fully integrated, so sometimes things are either redundant or not emphasized enough. Overall, I would say they do a nice job, but there are definitely some frustrating moments." | Report Response

"focused on rural medicine and really want their students to stay in AR to practice" | Report Response

"The intent focus on primary care gets a bit old. There are some required primary care clerkships that many other schools do not include. I would prefer to not have rural health rammed down my throat at all times." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"UAMS has been a great place to go to school. Great learning atmosphere." | Report Response

"I really love it overall!" | Report Response

"My classmates are awesome. UAMS seems to do an excellent job of admitting good people. While there are certainly plenty of stereotypical med students around, most people are very easy to get along with. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly, for the most part." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 3
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

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

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 3
Free note taking service 3
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 0
3 1
4 2
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 3
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 1
12 months 0
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
1.00 3

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

What books are necessary?

"dissector for anatomy" | Report Response

"All 1st year books" | Report Response

"The only book I feel is truly essential is Grant's Dissector. Others that helped me immensely are BRS Phys, Rohen's, RR Cell and Microbiology, Haines's Neuroanatomy atlas, and Lippincott's Biochem. Books that helped to a lesser extent were BRS Gross, Netter's, and BRS Neuro. I would not suggest buying any of the required texts at all beside the dissector and Haines's atlas." | Report Response

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

"some emphasis on family practice and the general specialities" | Report Response

"As I said, primary care is what everyone pushes you towards." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 3

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
2.33 3

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 1
All years 1
No 1

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 3

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

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
1.33 3

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"Reasonably priced and convenient, includes all utilities and cable; dorm style, studio, 1 br apt." | Report Response

"Campus housing includes anything from tiny single rooms to one-bedroom apartments. The prices are a bit high for the area, but you pay for convenience." | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

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

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.33 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 1

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Most of them are fairly good." | Report Response

"good overall" | Report Response

"During cell bio and biochem, most are buried in their research and don't teach the subjects as med students need to know them very effectively. The rest of the year, they were excellent. Most second-year faculty are similarly exceptional." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Generally helpful and non-intimidating." | Report Response

"I'll let you know when I get there, but I hear they are very good teachers." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
2.33 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"3rd year is totally randomly scheduled. Internal medicine, peds, OBGYN, Surgery, Neurology, Family medicine, Geriatrics, Psychiatry" | Report Response

"Unfortunately, we have no control over our rotation schedule. The required rotations are as follows: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, OB/GYN, geriatrics, psychiatry, and neurology. A sub-I in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics is required during 4th year." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"I'm not sure, specifically." | Report Response

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

"Most of the hospitals are new and/or updated. The VA is pretty old." | Report Response

"Everything is brand new." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"It's an underprivileged urban population, for the most part, but there are a significant amount of patients from the surrounding rural areas." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 3

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"There are a decent amount of bars and restaurants near UAMS. Most people gather there to decompress." | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"Many graduates match into residencies in Arkansas or Texas with the intention of practicing here. Other who want to leave the state typically have no problems doing so." | Report Response

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

"From what I've heard, UAMS has a very good reputation for putting out strong residents." | Report Response

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

"The geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, and neurosurgery programs are exceptionally strong here." | Report Response

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