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  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ann Arbor
Individual Feedback 5 2 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 1
2011 1
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0
2016 0
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 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 1
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 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
515 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.70 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.75 2

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

02124

48331

What do you like most about this school?

"The flexibility of the first two years." | Report Response

"Fantastic faculty, very friendly environment. Ann Arbor is a great city. P/F first two years so very collaborative. Come out feeling very confident clinically." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The people and the location. Classicism: if you did not attend an IVY league undergraduate school, or if your family is not filled with money or of physicians, you are kept on the outside. There is a paucity of things to do in Ann Arbor. It is a college town that is only alive during football season." | Report Response

"Nothing. Had a fantastic experience and would recommend the school to everyone over any school in the country." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"One of the best schools in the country hands down. Will set you up to do anything you want to do." | Report Response

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 1
1-2 hours 0
2-3 hours 1
3-4 hours 0
4-5 hours 0
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 1
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 1
2 1
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 1
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 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
5.00 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?

"It varies on the sequence." | Report Response

"one time per week on average" | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"None as you don't need to buy any books." | Report Response

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

"No" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 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 2
No 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

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
5.00 2

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

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
7.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 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
7.50 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 1

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"They are decent enough." | Report Response

"Great lectures, plus video recorded and watch at 2x so 3 hours of lectures becomes 1.5 hours." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Faculty members range from being wonderful teachers to evil people who should have never gone into medicine. Overall the clinical years are malignant." | Report Response

"A true strength of the school. A challenging third year but you will come out very well prepared and it shows on the interview trail." | Report Response

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

"Pass/Fail" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Pass/High Pass/ Honors. And extremely subjective" | Report Response

"Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail" | 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
7.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 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
6.00 2

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Internal Medicine, Psych, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Neurology, Family Medicine, Surgery" | Report Response

"You choose one of twelve tracks third year. Core rotations done third year include: Medicine (3 months), Surgery (2 months), Peds (2 months) OBGYN (1.5 months), Psych (1.5 months), Family Med (1 month), Neuro (1 month). Fourth year choose courses with only requirements to do (2 subI's one being in critical care and to also do emergency). Lots of time for interviewing (2 months) plus online course which takes 4 hours for whole month giving you three months to interview. Also vacation month. So basically 4 months off. Really easy to get what you want fourth year also." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"varies" | Report Response

"Round on patients, take history, do physical, write notes etc." | Report Response

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

"community hospitals, recently lost ability to send students to inner city hospital" | Report Response

"Everything is available at the university with options to go to affiliates hospitals which is nice. They are all nice." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Mostly white in Ann Arbor, have to leave the town to find diverse patients." | Report Response

"Tertiary care so patients from all over as well as indignant population" | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 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
5.50 2

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Bars" | Report Response

"Football games, restaurants, parks, plays, movies etc." | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"fairly well" | Report Response

"One of the largest and most loyal alumni base. You will not find a better school then this when it comes the graduates all over the country from East coast to West coast." | Report Response

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

""If they survived their third year, I can trust them on the floor"" | Report Response

"A program which is clearly thought of highly and it shows when applying for residency." | Report Response

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

"not really" | Report Response

"You will come out prepared for any field you wish to go into and be very well prepared at that." | Report Response

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