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  • University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
Individual Feedback 5 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 0
2017 0
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
2021 1
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 1
out-of-state 1
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
9.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
516 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.90 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.85 2

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

80401

92688

What do you like most about this school?

"lots of opportunities" | Report Response

"Diversity of hospital systems and places you can rotate at for 3rd and 4th year Prestige of faculty and Medical Center Location/Weather" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"high cost of living" | Report Response

"Aspects that are present at every University of California school/public schools, mainly bureaucracy" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

No responses

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 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 1
1-2 0
3-4 1
5-6 0
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 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
7.00 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?

"2-3 times per week during first year. less during second year" | Report Response

"1st and 2nd year: 14 hours of required class room time a week, plus 10 hours of lecture which are recorded 3rd year: Usually 9-12 hour days plus days on call SubI's: 12-15 hour days 4th year electives: 4-9 hour days" | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"none really but constanzo, first aid, pathoma all are helpful" | Report Response

"No, but Costanzo is pivotal for 1st year." | Report Response

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

"no" | Report Response

"All specialties are represented but primary care skills are emphasized early on." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 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
6.50 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 0
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
5.00 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
7.00 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
6.50 2

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"i didnt live there but my classmates liked it. it is next to campus" | Report Response

"For singles: 2 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom townhouses, studios on campus For married/family/serious relationship: 1 or 2 bedroom apartments off campus" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 0
Merit-based 0
Both 2

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"good" | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"idk yet, preceptor experience has been great so far" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 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
7.00 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?

"we rank them and then assigned via lottery. surgery, inpatient, peds, neuro, family med, primary care" | Report Response

"Computer algorithm with preferences" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"depends on location. VA lets you do a lot." | Report Response

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

"variable" | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"variable. ranges from poor to super rich" | Report Response

"The diversity of the hospitals you can rotate in allows for array of patient population and practice structure. County (Harbor and Olive View) has more underserved, Reagan/Cedars more private insurance patients, VA more bread and butter medical conditions in VA population, Kaiser HMO care" | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"go to bars, restaurants, surf, hike," | Report Response

"Restaurants/Bars LA attractions Sports Hikes Beach Mountains" | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"very well i think" | Report Response

"School has strong match profile: 40% stay at UCLA or UCLA affiliate (Harbor, Olive View, Kaiser, Cedars) 20% Stay in California (mainly UCSF and Stanford) 10% Other west coast 30% Outside west coast (Mainly Texas, Chicago, Michigan, Boston, NYC, Baltimore Programs)" | Report Response

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

"highly i think" | Report Response

"Strong candidates." | Report Response

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

"primary care, surgery, we had lots of derm matches last year lol" | Report Response

"School is known for being both research institution and primary care, but people go into every specialty and are prepared well for them." | Report Response

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