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  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vermillion
Individual Feedback 1 1 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 1
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 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 1
out-of-state 0
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
6.00 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
4.00 1

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
509 1

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.80 1

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.70 1

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

57702

What do you like most about this school?

"Small class size, virtually no malignancy, still score above average on boards compared to national average. Voluntary rural experiences allow for more autonomy." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Some can find living in a rural community challenging, but it grows on 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 1
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 0
5-6 hours 0
6> hours 1

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 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 0
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

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

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 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?

"Not often." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

No responses

What books are unnecessary?

No responses

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

No responses

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 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 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
8.00 1

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

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
5.00 1

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 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
10.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 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
10.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Variable. For those to be improved on, the lack of an attendance policy allows for external resource utilization (ie pathoma, etc)." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Again variable. Depends on the individual like most places. Most I've experienced are great." | Report Response

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

"Straight scale, but some curved." | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Subjective (which tends to work in your favor), + shelf exam scores." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
1.00 1

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC). Something different everyday with the ability to focus on an area you're interested in. (Monday-Peds, Tuesday-Fam, Wed-Surg, and you can text or call your attending to let them know you're interested in seeing a surgery or deliver a baby for continuity.)" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Depending on the trust developed with your attending, you get to do some pretty cool stuff. Just don't be a dangus." | Report Response

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

No responses

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Huge variety but primarily low income individuals from the Indian reservations. Good people in a bad situation." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

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

No responses

Post Graduation

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

"Don't know." | Report Response

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

"Seem to like us from what I hear." | Report Response

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

"Primary care, but surgery, radiology, anesthesia well represented as well." | Report Response

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