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  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Orlando
Individual Feedback 2 2 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

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

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 1
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
4.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 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
524 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.45 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.95 2

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

06880

32652

What do you like most about this school?

"The supportive faculty, great teaching, how everyone seems to go the extra mile. I'm not sure what the other reviewer experienced but we never have had any 8 week modules. All of them are 6 weeks except for two (now)- no test is ever worth 90%- the most was 85% but the other 15% are "gimme points" for essentially showing up. For first year, all you need to succeed is powerpoints, no textbooks. Second year, like most places, you should be reading Robbins. We have a great student academic support office which offers free tutoring, review courses for almost every module AND step 1, and one on one and small group help." | Report Response

"Nothing, it's horrible!!," | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Nothing." | Report Response

"No teavhing takes place for many classes, you're uust on your own for so many classes and there's just one cu,ulative test at the end of an 8 week module that 's 90 percent of your grade. Please don't go here!!!," | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Do not go to ucf com!!!! Unless you like to learn on your own, don't go here. If you're someone who relies on powerpoints to learn the materia, you will be totally out of luck. Don't let the charisma and shining building make you a decision YOU Will REGRET and ruin your medical career. There's no help offered if you're not the type of learner who learns on their own by reading textbooks. Tests are very commulative to the point that one test is 90 percent of an 8 week course, which is insane for medical school. Curriculum is not well put together at all. Oh and they want to make the tests more cumulative!! They want to combine it so that one test covers 24 weeks of material!! There are also no scribes or note takers for any classes, which by itself is a reason to avoid this place!!, ," | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 1
Traditional 1

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 2
2 0
3 0
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 1
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 2
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 0
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

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

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 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
4.00 2

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

What books are necessary?

"None during M1 but Big Picture Physio and Coffee's metabolism are excellent (particularly because both were written by professors that are teaching those subjects). Recommend Robbins highly during M2" | Report Response

"All because you cant learn from the teachers... Ph and the video recordings are often meased up and never posted so if you missed class and were depending on the videos, tough luxk" | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

No responses

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

"Not at all. We are all encouraged to pursue our dreams." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 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
8.00 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.)?

"We don't have on-campus housing but there are 2 apartment buildings that are within 1/2 mile" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

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

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 1

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Very good to excellent depending on the faculty member. Anatomy is taught very clinically. All of our lectures have a clinical focus." | Report Response

"Horrible!,!, reason you shouldnt come here" | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Very good to excellent." | Report Response

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

"A, B, C except for research and practice of medicine which are P/F" | Report Response

"A, b , c, d, f which is another horrible thing" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"A, B, C during M3, P/F during M4" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 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?

"In 6-12 week blocks. Required M3: neuro, psych, peds, ob/gyn, surgery (12), IM/FM (12) Required M4: 1 sub-I/AI" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"The usual things. I felt very involved" | Report Response

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

"Very good to excellent. We get free housing in St. Petersburg and St. Augustine." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Everyone from the indigent to the well-off." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Go downtown post-exam; Taco Tuesday at Tijuana flats; bowling at the local alley; Disney World; Universal Studios; Downtown Disney" | Report Response

"Drink andartu... So dumb" | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"Very well- very good match lists at competitive places like UW, Johns Hopkins, etc." | Report Response

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

"They have answered very favorably in surveys thus far." | Report Response

"Who knos brand new program, dont come here!!!," | Report Response

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

"None. We have varied match lists every year which reflect individual students' desires." | Report Response

"Nope" | Report Response

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