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  • University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Hilo
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 0
2016 0
2017 0
2018 0
2019 1
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 0
African American 0
Hispanic 0
Asian or Pacific Islander 0
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 1

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 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
250 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.35 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.40 2

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

96813

80124

What do you like most about this school?

"I really enjoy how friendly and accomodating the instructors are. The class size consists of approximately 85 students, so there is a stronger positive student/teacher relationship. They are always willing to help the students to the best of their ability, regardless of the issue (school, personal, etc.)." | Report Response

"Cutting-edge research on pharmacy practice for rural areas" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"It would be nice to have food options at school, especially on the days we finish class later. However, to my knowledge, the new building that is currently being constructed may include food. Additionally, we do have a fridge for each class for students who bring food from home or there are places to purchase from at lower campus." | Report Response

"The current Dean is quite absent and can be seen with the lack of preparation by most of the staff and the last minute plannings. This specific academic year, a number of instructors posted lecture 8 minutes before the lecture time and violated FERPA and also handed out assignments (listed in the syllabi) a week before they were due. This was all due to the Dean of the entire school is rarely on the island with the school and cares more about the duties of the Board of Pharmacy than raising the next generation of pharmacists. Other leadership throughout the school also takes this meekish approach to keep their staff doing their job. A number of support staff usually are gone before 4pm and rarely have little information that can help students. Even those that are present are rarely in their office and cannot offer advice or the correct person to direct students. There is high racism on the school as well and the student body is commonly made with 19 -20 year old and do not have degrees nor the drive to seek more than a retail pharmacy education. This school is also not associated with a teaching hospital and lacks cutting edge professionals. It is on the big island and offers very little progressive work that is not rural health." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I like that there are many student organizations that are part of the school. Through these organizations, we are able to reach out to the communities, not only in Hilo, but around the Big Island as well. We are able to measure values for blood pressure, blood glucose, etc. and then counsel the patients on the results along with lifestyle modifications that they can follow." | Report Response

"Average school." | 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 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 1
7 1
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 2
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

No responses

How many students per cadaver?

No responses

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

No responses

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 2

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 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?

"None" | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"Books are provided via school library BUT all of the instructors do not require reading and only use their powerpoints for tests." | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Depends on how much you want to learn. You can just study powerpoints and be fine but probably will have a very poor career in any pharmacy that is not retail" | Report Response

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

"No. This curriculum centers around retail only" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 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 1
No 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 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
5.00 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
1.00 2

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

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.)?

"N/A" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 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 0
Both 2

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 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 0
no 1

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Basic. Nothing positive and some negative instructions for didactic materials." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Can be very helpful if you learned anything from the didactic material." | Report Response

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

"Normal A-C and fail" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Pass and Fail" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
3.50 2

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

No responses

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

No responses

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

No responses

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Mixed asian and pacific islander and english and non-english. If you look like you are from mainland then you will have a difficult time to work here because of the racism or hatred for mainland people. The school staff also practice their professional life in this manner as well. a friend was not allowed to leave early during finals for a family funeral but a number of students were granted permission to miss school and reschedule exams for Coachella." | 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
8.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 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
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Drink alcohol and party with their fraternity partners and other school-related organizations. They do so much that most of them have a very marginal GPA and cannot expand their experiences due to GPA limits and lack of assistance from the University and College of Pharmacy to get students the best prepared. The highest level of pre-requisite is a 200 level college course." | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"N/A" | Report Response

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

"N/A" | Report Response

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

"N/A" | Report Response

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