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  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Stratford
Individual Feedback 5 4 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 1
2012 0
2013 1
2014 1
2015 0
2016 0
2017 0
2018 0
2019 1
2020 0
2021 0
2022 0
2023 0
2024 0

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

Response # Responders
No 4
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 3
out-of-state 1
international 0
Not applicable 0

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 1
African American 0
Hispanic 1
Asian or Pacific Islander 1
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 1

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 4

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 4

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 4

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
508 4

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.60 4

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.55 4

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

08021

03062

08857

08817

What do you like most about this school?

"The environment, the faculty and staff. It is very open to student feedback and actually implementing helpful policies." | Report Response

"1) In-state tuition is very cheap ($20k), and out-of-state students can switch their state of residency after their first year. 2) The quality of the rotations seems to be pretty good. 3) They do a fair amount of well-regarded research here, and some of the faculty are well-known." | Report Response

"atmosphere, community, curriculum" | Report Response

"The small class size and the availability of the hospital right on campus" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"I have no real complaints about this school." | Report Response

"First, the student body sucks. It's clique-ish and snobby, and people who aren't originally from NJ seem to have a hard time making decent friends. Second, they don't do a very good job of distributing research to all who are interested (for instance, they had 20 summer research grants to be shared between the 1st and 2nd year classes, each of which have >120 people in them). Third, they just switched over to a systems-based curriculum and it's obvious it still needs a lot of work. Because of this immature curriculum, the instruction greatly suffered this year and I've had to do a lot of "catching-up" on my own to ensure I'm prepared for boards." | Report Response

"distance from home" | Report Response

"needs more study space" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"The campus is nice and has a good number of newer buildings with great facilities; I just wish the social situation was better." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 4
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

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

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 4
Free note taking service 1
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 2
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 1
2 3
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 3
5-6 1
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 0
6 months 1
9 months 1
12 months 2
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.25 4

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 4

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"once a week" | Report Response

"For OMS-1s, the only required classes are OMM and Professionalism. However, they have started to talk about making all classes mandatory with an automatic fail if you miss more than 25% of the classes, so look out." | Report Response

"all classes" | Report Response

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

"We have a healthy split of specializing and primary care interests." | Report Response

"It's supposed to promote family medicine - the 3rd year family med rotation is super long, and we have 30 hours of mandatory preceptorship with a family med doc during 1st year." | Report Response

"no" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 4

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 4

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
6.75 4

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Response # Responders
Pre-clinical years 1
Clinical years 2
All years 0
No 1

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 4

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 3

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.75 4

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 4

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 4

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
7.75 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 4

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 0
Merit-based 0
Both 4

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.75 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 4

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 4

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 3
Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 4

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 4

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 4

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 4

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 4

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 4

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Very good hospital affiliates." | Report Response

"Unsure" | Report Response

"A lottery takes place on what schedule and you put your preference. The clinical coordinator will do her best to accommodate. Requires are FM, Psych, Radiology, Geriatrics, Surgery, OMM, IM, Peds, OB, EM," | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Underprivileged urban/suburban." | Report Response

"all ages and races" | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 4

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 4

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 4

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 4

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 4

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 4

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 4

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 4

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.25 4

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Go out have a drink, or visit various attractions. Lots of outdoors stuff around here. Philly, NY, DC are all very close." | Report Response

"This is the problem...many students either don't want to do anything or just want to drink themselves retarded and "party it up". There is a real lack of diversity among the interests of the student body. I've had lots of trouble finding other students that share any of my interests." | Report Response

"bowl, philadelphia trips," | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"Very well. We have graduates at places like UPenn and other prestigious programs." | Report Response

"UMDNJ-SOM's graduates seem to be able to match into competitive allopathic residencies. Recently, there have been some allo derm matches in addition to the 2-3 matches in allo anesthesiology and radiology that happen year after year." | Report Response

"very well." | Report Response

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