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  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Hattiesburg
Individual Feedback 2 4 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 1
2016 0
2017 3
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 4
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 2

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 4
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
4.25 4

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.25 4

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.25 4

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
503 4

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.23 4

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.25 4

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

30303

39110

38117

What do you like most about this school?

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

"Low requirements to get in. Nicer area than some schools" | Report Response

"Cost of living in the area is very affordable. OMM program is very thorough and the lab is very nice." | Report Response

"The faculty and staff are all about making sure that the medical students get the information and resources they need to be a successful physician. This is done within a close knit, family type atmosphere" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Cost" | Report Response

"Poorly organized. Leadership is most concerned about profits over students. Professors are from undergraduate rather than medical schools. School is satisfied with poor pass rates. No direction in 3rd and 4th years. Rotations are often in slow areas where little experience is gained." | Report Response

"Mandatory attendance (80%), passing score of 450 on COMSAE in order to pass entire 2nd year and even take the COMLEX, only 1 currently practicing physician (all others have been retired for 5+ years), no affiliated hospital or free clinic." | Report Response

"The fact that we spend over 31 hours a week in class with a mandatory attendance policy." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Undervalued school" | Report Response

"Overall, I am very impressed with the education that I am receiving. With my class only being the 2nd class, there are definite "growing pains" but that is to be expected. I think we have a great school." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 2
Traditional 2

How many courses are taken at a given time?

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

Are courses recorded for medical students?

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

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 2
3 2
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 2
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 0
6 months 2
9 months 1
12 months 1
24 months 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.75 4

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 4

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

What books are necessary?

"Guyton and Hall Physiology; Robins Pathology; Netters Lab atlas; FIRST AID;" | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Histology, Neurology, Biochem +/-, Pharm, Micro," | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
4.25 4

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
6.75 4

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
1.50 4

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 4
No 0

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 4

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
3.75 4

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
0.50 4

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 4

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

"Dormitory" | Report Response

"Just dorms, medical students don't live there." | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
4.75 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 4

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

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

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 4

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

Response Avg # Responders
2.75 4

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 4

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 4
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Very good" | Report Response

"Poor. Professors often don't teach on relevant material. OMT class is ridiculous. They don't even follow a specific book, and they often disagree with published materials. They have you memorize the slides." | Report Response

"Most of our clinical faculty have been retired for several years. We occasionally have community physicians come in to do small group sessions that are pretty helpful. The specific clinics (airway, intubation, venipuncture, ECG, spirometry etc.) are very useful." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Good" | Report Response

"Random. Very little instruction with attendings. I rarely rotated with an osteopathic doctor, and every person tested me differently. Most simply requiring you sat and listened to them interview patients." | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Honors, High Pass, Pass, Fail" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 4

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
3.25 4

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
3.25 4

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.25 4

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
3.25 4

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 4

0 = far away, 10 = close

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

"Peds, FM, EM, Surgery,IM,Psych, OBGYN," | Report Response

"3rd year: FamilyX2, ER, OBGYN, Psych, Gen Surgery x 2, IM X 2, Peds; 4th year: 36 wks total (16wk IM/ 16 week surgery/4wk research)" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"First scrub on surgery, charting, H&P, performing procedures," | Report Response

"None. Poor experience" | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"All ages" | Report Response

"Depends on the site. 3rd year rotation sites are anywhere from the Gulf Coast to the Delta to Birmingham, Al." | Report Response

Social Environment

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.25 4

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
5.25 4

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 4

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
5.75 4

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 4

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.75 4

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 4

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 4

0 = no, 10 = very

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 4

0 = no, 10 = very

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

"Hangout, zoo, New Orleans Saints games, visit New Orleans, Biloxi beaches/casino" | Report Response

"Study. Go to Ropers" | Report Response

Post Graduation

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

"Obtain specialty of choice 90%" | Report Response

"The school doesn't track that very well." | Report Response

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

"Surprised on how well prepared they are due to unknown program." | Report Response

"They actually made it." | Report Response

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

"Primary care" | Report Response

"Too new to say. Family Practice and ER are popular." | Report Response

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