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  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chapel Hill
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 1
2014 0
2015 0
2016 0
2017 1
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 2
out-of-state 0
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
8.50 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
518 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.93 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.88 2

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

36277

28328

What do you like most about this school?

"World class scientists teach preclinical courses. Opportunity to work with leaders in the field on clinical rotations. Great school reputation on residency interviews. Good choice for clinical and academic opportunities." | Report Response

"The plethora of opportunities that are available for everyone. Every kind of research available, ease of shadowing opportunities, student run health clinics among many other volunteer opportunities. The faculty really care about the students. They are so easy to approach and are determined to continually improve the school as is evidenced through their response to student feedback. We also get an opportunity to go out into our community early on in the first two years and later in years 3 and 4 we do rotations throughout all of NC." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The curriculum is undergoing improvement after an overhaul. Not a huge issue. Clinical evaluations from residents during MS3 year are received late and often reflect feedback the resident has not shared with the student." | Report Response

"Parking is a hassle and we have this class first year called Medicine and Society which I find a waste of time, but i think it is very common throughout other medical schools as well." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I could not be happier then I am here at UNC." | 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 1
2 1
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 0
3-4 hours 0
4-5 hours 2
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 0
3 0
4 1
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 1
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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

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
6.00 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?

"Small groups occur most days and are mandatory." | Report Response

"Very rarely. The only mandatory classes are Medicine and Society and Intro to clinical medicine which are each once a week." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"Probably only Netters, the medicine and society trio, and Bates Clinical Guide to Physical examination (Debatable)" | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"All others, although I am a big fan of HY Neuroanatomy and Lippincotts Biochem." | Report Response

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

"The curriculum is geared towards primary care, with room for other specialties to teach." | Report Response

"Nope, we have many go into Primary Care and many into other specialties. Roughly 25% end up in academic medicine ( which i understand is really high). Also another 1/4 choose to take a year off and get their MPH" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 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
9.50 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 1
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
6.00 2

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 1

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
0.50 2

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"Not sure, i just know their is graduate housing available." | Report Response

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
8.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 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
9.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 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
10.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"MOstly excellent and enthusiastic with one or two exceptions." | Report Response

"Most are very good lecturers, but just like everywhere some are not so good." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Faculty interaction is variable, but largely positive." | Report Response

"Can not evaluate, but I do know we do really well on Step 2 (240) and match well from what I understand." | Report Response

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

"Pass/Fail" | Report Response

"1st year is P/F 2nd is H/P/F However their is NO ranking, at all. All the residency reviewers will see is Student X received a score of Pass in all of his first year classes. He received Honors in this and this and passed this and this in Second year. Honors is for the top 15% of the class only." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 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
9.00 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
6.50 2

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Lottery system. You pick 20 or so different schedules and then they run a lottery. You are allowed to switch schedules with someone if you so choose. FM, IM, Neuro, ObGYN, Outpatient Med, Peds, Psych, and Surgery" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Pre-round on patients, present patients on rounds, keep hospital courses updated, write daily progress notes and H&Ps." | Report Response

"Can not evaluate" | Report Response

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

"Home institution is a tertiary public hospital with most specialties available. Community settings are available for students preferring a different experience." | Report Response

"Good?" | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Poor patients, African Americans, Latino migrants, very sick and/or complicated patients. MIlitary and their families." | Report Response

"Very Diverse." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 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
10.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"There is a large variety of dining in the triangle. People go to concerts. People go to the beach and mountains (~2.5 hours away each), local outdoors activities include a large lake for boating and hiking. There are lots of bars and breweries, but not extensive nightlife for those who like to go out and dance." | Report Response

"Lots of Sports IM and Club. Volunteer, Research, National Conferences, you name it." | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"95% of UNC seniors match within their top 3 residency choices." | Report Response

"Very well....you can check out the match here http://www.med.unc.edu/md/residency-match/residency-placements/" | Report Response

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

"Very strong clinical and interpersonal skills and strong work ethic." | Report Response

"According to USNews we were like a 4.3 or 4.4/5 Atleast last time I checked. Dont quote me on that." | Report Response

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

"It values itself as a primary care school, but people match into all specialties at top institutions." | Report Response

"From what I understand they produce good clinicians and academic alike." | Report Response

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