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  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Memphis
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 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 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
5.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
253 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
1.90 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
1.85 2

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

not memphis

24251

What do you like most about this school?

"n/a" | Report Response

"The cooperative spirit encouraged within the class. The hands on experience during 3rd and 4th years. The variety of pathology encountered on clinical rotations. Ability to complete rotations at several sites within the state of TN." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

No responses

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 0
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 1
5-6 hours 0
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 2
5-6 0
7-8 0
>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 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 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
4.50 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?

"often" | Report Response

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

"primary care" | 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
6.00 2

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 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
6.50 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 1
no 1

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"none" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 2

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 1
Merit-based 0
Both 1

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 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 2
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"hit or miss" | Report Response

"Instructors are very approachable and invested in teaching medical students." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"good" | Report Response

"Excellent!! Medical students are utilized as important members of the clinical team. Attendings encourage participation and are always taking advantage of teachable moments." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 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?

"FM, IM, Surgery, OBS/GYN, Neuro, Psych, Peds; all 8 weeks except Neuro/psych" | Report Response

"Clinical rotations are scheduled with a computerized lottery system. Students are given a time to sign up for rotations using an online system. We sign up for 12 months at a time. Required rotations: Family (8 weeks), IM (8 weeks), Surgery (8 weeks), Peds (8 weeks), Ob/Gyn (8 weeks), Psych (4 weeks) and Neuro (4 weeks)" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Good deal" | Report Response

"Medical students typically have 3-4 patients on IM, Peds, Psych, Neuro, and Family. They function as part of the team by seeing their patients each morning and writing notes, helping admit pts from the ER, following up on test results, etc. On surgery students are expected to scrub in on all surgeries, take an active role in the trauma bay, suture lacerations, etc. On Ob/Gyn students are expected to participate on L&D (deliver babies, scrub all c-sections, assess patients in triage), scrub gyn cases, actively participate in gyn onc, and see patients in both OB and Gyn clinics (supervised by residents and faculty)." | Report Response

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

"Hit or miss" | Report Response

"Several affiliated hospitals (public, private, and government facilities)." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Indigent" | Report Response

"Varies from hospital to hospital. Medical students see a diverse population of patients from all socioeconomic levels." | 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
7.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"study" | Report Response

"Memphis is a large, diverse city with lots of extracurricular activities. Students go out to local restaurants/bars, see plays/musicals/concerts, watch NBA games at the arena, baseball and hockey games (minor leagues), go to the multiple art museums, play outdoors at city parks, etc." | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"fair" | Report Response

"Students typically match at one of their top three choices. Students match at residency programs throughout the US." | Report Response

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

"capable, despite obstacles" | Report Response

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

"memphis" | Report Response

"The school produces strong doctors no matter what specialty/area students choose to pursue." | Report Response

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