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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas, TX
Individual Feedback 5 5 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.40 5

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"New hospitals. Excellent administrative staff. Superb clinical experiences and residencies." | Report Response

"Excellent range of clinical opportunities and extremely easy to get specialty-specific exposure early on. We have a strong career counseling/development program with easily approachable student deans to help with all aspects of being a medical student and getting into residency." | Report Response

"Amazing faculty who are world class researchers and experts in their fields. Also, the clinical experiences at Parkland are second to none." | Report Response

"Pass/Fail for the first semester (and true pass/fail, which means no internal ranking). The staff actually listens to the students for example the library now has 24 hour access because students wanted it. World class faculty, being lectured by Nobel prize winners as well as experts in their field (especially for things like lipid synthesis)." | Report Response

"Great support, great mentors, lots of help, and the prestige associated with the school doesn't hurt." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"Hospitals can be somewhat far from each other" | Report Response

"Pre-clinical basic sciences are severely lacking in quality and organization. While the curriculum lay out is changing, it is really not content, but execution that is the weakest. Lectures are uneven and the syllabus has frequent typos and internal contradictions; similarly, you will find lectures that state contradictory information. I feel the courses are overall poor quality. The pre-clinical training was not very strong and most students slack off on it because it was not graded. Skills clinics and pre-clinical training are unorganized and we had to rely on facebook to communicate where exactly we should show up and what we should expect to do. Exams are written more to elicit a curve than prepare you for STEP. Pre clinical will be pass fail starting in 2015 so maybe that aspect will improve, but it was extremely frustrating during 2nd year." | Report Response

"The workload was excessive at time especially during the preclinical years, but it did force you to learn the infomation needed to ace the boards." | Report Response

"It can be a little crazy to be taking anatomy and biochemistry at the same time but pass/fail helps. The school is in a decent area, but if you don't like in the apartment community run by the school it can be difficult to find places to live that are affordable and safe (I imagine this would be true for any medical school in a city)." | Report Response

"Long class hours." | Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 4

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.75 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.25 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

No responses

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

No responses

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"I would say that most students match to their desired residency and are successful after residency." | Report Response

"Very Well." | Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

No responses

Any other information you want to share?

"Most of the time, I wish I had looked closer at other schools before coming here. I had a great interview day and liked what I saw, but overall, I don't think it has been a good fit. The curriculum is usually not very challenging and volume overload is the only thing that really pushes you. As a non-traditional student, I think somewhere else would probably have been a better choice and given me more opportunities to engage in things that would have helped build my skill set outside of the standard medical setting. Leadership opportunities are pretty basic and leadership/management training skills are not addressed in any formal setting." | Report Response

"Painful when your a student, but in retrospect UTSW is an amazing place to learn medicine. I'm doing residency at a higher ranked institution, and I think their med students don't get anywhere near the experience I had. If Ihad to choose med schools again, UTSW would still be at the top of my list." | Report Response

"It is a great school!" | Report Response

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