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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Urbana
Individual Feedback 2 1 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

No responses

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

Response # Responders
No 1
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 0
out-of-state 1
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
4.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
0 1

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.60 1

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.40 1

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

48164

What do you like most about this school?

"I like the wildlife/exotics opportunities." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The administration is slow, professors/course coordinators do not communicate at all, and our facilities could use an upgrade/expansion. One of the most commonly stated phrases among students and faculty: "Well, that's U of I for you."" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

No responses

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 0
4 0
5 0
6 1
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 0
5-6 hours 1
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 0
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 1
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
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 0
9 months 1
12 months 0
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
1.00 1

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
7.00 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?

"Attendance is never taken, but you are expected to attend labs. Some courses also have clicker points." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"At the end of the day, only the anatomy books have proven to be truly necessary out of the didactic lecture years." | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Pretty much all of the books save for the anatomy set." | Report Response

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

"No, but we offer specialty elective tracks." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 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 1
All years 0
No 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

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
0.00 1

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 0

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

No responses

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 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
3.00 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
4.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"We seem to have a few poor instructors, but there are more decent ones than bad." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

No responses

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

"We have a 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, 1.0 scale (no 1.5, 2.5, etc.). We also are on the quarter system and do mega courses. For the 9 pre-clinical courses, we get 9 GPA grades on our transcript. Performance in individual courses is not seen on transcripts." | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"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
1.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 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?

"Essentially, you put in your preferences for off-campus externships and vacation blocks. Everything else is scheduled around those preferences, assuming you are granted those requests." | Report Response

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?

No responses

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
10.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Bar crawls...that's about all you can do out here!" | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"Residency wise, there are issues matching if the program isn't willing to understand our unique (and sometimes detrimental) grading system." | Report Response

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

No responses

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

"We produce a lot of wildlife/exotics/zoo competent students, and that is one of the biggest areas of interests for our students." | Report Response

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