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  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Hattiesburg
Individual Feedback 2 5 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
4.60 5

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"3rd and 4th year are under your discretion - but that's a double edged sword" | Report Response

"I got accepted with a very low score. They accept anyone, and everyone gets off the waitlist since most people accepted to WCUCOM and somewhere else choose the somewhere else." | Report Response

"The faculty, they are extremely helpful and you will get to know them." | Report Response

"Faculty, OSCE training, Physical exam training" | Report Response

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What do you like least?

"Histology 1st year is dreadful - you'll find out 2nd year that most of OPP (while being ~120 years old) is not supported by most hard science, and only mostly used by people who run OPP clinics (source: https://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2765401). WCU will also require mandatory attendance only for the classes that aren't board/real-life relevant (OPP and CPC)" | Report Response

"EVERYTHING ELSE. Attendance is required so you have barely any time outside of class to study, because of this there's not enough time for self-care, cooking, exercise, STUDYING, sleeping, etc. William Carey doesn't care-y about anything except how to bring the school more money at any chance they can get. They'll fail students based on a ONE question difference, just to make them pay extra tuition for a semester. Carey also does NOT get the same experience and opportunities as other medical schools. Also, they are very unfair and irrational when doing placements for rotations. Someone can have a wife and baby or a significant other or family living in a rotation cite city, but they'll choose to give it to someone with no connections to that city. They don't listen to the students opinions or desires or care about what the students ever have to say." | Report Response

"Sometimes there can be some red tape with the admin and the attendance policy." | Report Response

"Cost" | Report Response

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The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.60 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.20 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
5.80 5

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

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

"We're building new buildings for the WCU campus - but that's at the expense of 3rd and 4th years who tell current 2nd years that they don't receive any feedback from the main campus despite paying $41,000+ and rising" | Report Response

"old, cheap equipment; we don't really get any real patient experience, unlike all other medical schools, we DON'T practice IV's, blood draws, or vaccinations on real humans, we practice on dolls." | Report Response

"The facilities are honestly on par with most other DO schools, theres some complaints about lack of study space but I have never honestly felt that. Theres 6-7 breakout rooms and a full service library on campus to study at." | Report Response

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

"Couldn't tell you - for the most part there's usually 1 or 2 anesthesiologist or urologists that the dean holds up as a demonstration of the school's worth while (paradoxically) praising the fact that we're seemingly number 1 in the country for producing primary care Doctors (the bottom of the pyramid Residency designation - similar to if a High School bragged to the big-city schools that they created the most plumbers)" | Report Response

"99% go into primary care" | Report Response

"Mostly everyone places into residency(98-100% each year). They do fine in residency and after." | Report Response

"Obtain specialty of choice 90%" | Report Response

What are rotations like?

"The best ones are in Jackson, Hattiesburg, or the Gulf Coast. We recently did an anonymous lottery that forced students to go to the 2 worst locations that are offered (relatively among the students), of the Delta, MS and Paris, TN. Those students had no rebuttal, and couldn't appeal the decision, because the school needed at least one student at each rotation spot, so that the locations would continue accepting students when we expanded to a 150-person and 200-person class size" | Report Response

"ALL are in the middle of nowhere, they don't care about love because even if you have a fiance or a significant other or a wife and kids that live in a rotation site, they might put you somewhere else and put someone with ZERO connections in that spot instead. They are very unfair because they selfishly want to keep small rotation sites that NO ONE wants to go to so they'll put people there with no support and far from their loved ones, instead of adding more sites at a better place just so that they can keep the place as a rotation site, at the expense of the well-being and mental health of the students." | Report Response

"Plenty of sites in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tenneseee." | Report Response

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How do students from this program do in the Match?

"I think only 3-4 students had to SOAP, but there was quite a few that had to stay in MS. Not a lot went to Research hospitals, but you know that when you come here" | Report Response

"On par with most other DO schools, in fact better than some of the new schools. William Carey has 2 major hospitals its affiliated with in Hattiesburg and UMMC in Jackson frequently takes carey grads. This past year we were one of the few schools who had a neurosurgery match. We have also had derm, ortho, ENT and urology in the past years. Everything else from Gen Surg to DR/IR/PMR to IM/EM is pretty common." | Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"Despite the fact that the school is Christian, there's a strong separation between the main campus and the medical school (both physically and socially). Meaning that there's very few extra-curriculars for you to be a part of outside of loosely attended club meetings, and the weekly bible-study. Meaning that this is a "bring your own partner" kind of spot, as the singles have very few instances to meet each other, and the lecture halls only facilitate 100 people each (despite the 150-person class size - expanding to 200-person next year). Timing of events is changed rapidly, and teachers who make girls uncomfortable are often kept on, as no one really wants to live in Hattiesburg, MS" | Report Response

"William Carey's curriculum is set up in a horrible way. If you get accepted ANYWHERE ELSE, go there instead. Also, William Carey has no place for the students to study. There's a few small windowless rooms with tables, otherwise you can study in the lecture hall where classes are held or at home. The school library closes at 5pm, which doesn't help when class gets out at 2 or 3pm or later. Most students study at home or go to USM's library to study. There is also no student lounge and not enough parking." | Report Response

"Undervalued school" | Report Response

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