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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Individual Feedback 5 5 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 1
2011 0
2012 1
2013 0
2014 1
2015 0
2016 0
2017 2
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 5
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 4
out-of-state 1
international 0
Not applicable 0

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 4
African American 0
Hispanic 1
Asian or Pacific Islander 0
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 5

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.60 5

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 5

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
506 5

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.80 5

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.76 5

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

77706

75473

75002

75662

61088

What do you like least about this school?

"amt time off to study for step 1" | Report Response

"PBL can take up quite a bit of outside study time, and can cover some concepts that won't be taught anywhere is the curriculum but end up on the exam." | Report Response

"Does not seem to have a great academic reputation nationally. Some departments are still recovering from the hurricane." | Report Response

"Administrations." | Report Response

"The PBL curriculum is tedious at times." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I love UTMB!The students are very relaxed and welcoming. It is far from a cut throat environment and the half day schedule allows you to do what works best for you, concerning study habits." | Report Response

"Overall I'm very happy with my education. I feel like I am prepared for residency." | Report Response

"Great location and fabulous board prep, great schedule, which works best with a self-motivated personality." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 5
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 1
2 3
3 1
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 2
3-4 hours 3
4-5 hours 0
5-6 hours 0
6> hours 0

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 5
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 4
Powerpoint slides provided only 2
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 1
4 2
5 2
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 3
5-6 2
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 5
6 months 0
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.20 5

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 5
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.20 5

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 1

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

"No. We have a well balanced curriculum." | Report Response

"No." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
5.40 5

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 5

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 5

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 4
No 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.40 5

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 1

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
4.40 5

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
2.20 5

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 2

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
6.40 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable
Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
4.60 5

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 1
Merit-based 0
Both 3

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.60 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.40 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 4
Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.60 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 5

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.20 5

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
4.80 5

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 5

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"I'm not sure" | Report Response

"We have tracks and you submit your preferences. Surgery, Senior Surgery, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, OB-GYN, Psych, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Ambulatory Community Selective, Humanities Selective and 20 weeks of electives." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Notes, Appointments, Lab Follow Ups and presenting on rounds." | Report Response

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

"State and County facilities." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Indigent and County patients." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 5

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.20 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 5

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.20 5

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = no, 10 = very
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