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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stony Brook
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

2019

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

No

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

in-state

What was your MCAT score?

514

What was your undergrad GPA?

3.74

What was your undergrad science GPA?

3.75

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

11021

What is your race/ethnic background?

Caucasian

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

9 out of 10

What do you like most about this school?

"It's an amazing collaborative community. The administration is EXTREMELY responsive to student concerns. They have ample student representation throughout the administration." Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The admissions process could have been run better (including the food which is not representative of the good food at the school)." Report Response

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

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Awesome experience!" Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

4 out of 10

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Both

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Systems-based

How many courses are taken at a given time?

1

How long are you typically in class per day?

3-4 hours

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Infrequently" Report Response

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Video recording

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Free note taking service

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

3

How many students per cadaver?

3-4

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

3 months

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

6 out of 10

Are standardized patients used?

yes

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

9 out of 10

Are syllabi provided for the student?

yes

What books are necessary?

"Very few" Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Most. Online resources and in house resources are best." Report Response

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

"No" Report Response

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

10 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"VERY good and committed to students. They have many office hours and encourage private meetings." Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Very dedicated to teaching and truly nice people that care about learning." Report Response

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

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What is the grading scale used during pre-clinical years?

"H/P/F" Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"H/HP/P/F" Report Response

Is the class ranked?

yes

Clinical Rotations

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

"Lottery. Required rotations are: surgery, emergency, anesthesiology, Pedaitrics, OB/gyn, neurology, psychiatry, radiology, medicine, primary care." Report Response

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

10 out of 10

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

10 out of 10

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

9 out of 10

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

10 out of 10

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

9 out of 10

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Complete initial H&P, follow patient each day, perform vitals, perform procedures if relevant, attend surgeries/procedures." Report Response

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

"Great! New hospital is just opening!!" Report Response

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

9 out of 10

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"As a public hospital SBUH is very diverse. 20-30% are Medicaid patients. Also affiliated with a VA hospital which is a great patient population." Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

7 out of 10

Do you feel safe on campus?

10 out of 10

How available and convenient is public transportation?

3 out of 10

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

All years

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

10 out of 10

Is on-campus housing available?

yes

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

8 out of 10

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

"Very cost effective and all different types. Students prefer to live off campus though." Report Response

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

1 out of 10

Is couples housing available?

yes

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

yes

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

9 out of 10

Social Environment

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

10 out of 10

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

"Intramural sports are HUGE. Med students usually get award throughout the university for best participation. There are also about 100 student groups that get funding from the school. Ranging from interest groups for specialties, fun clubs such as magic with patients, music groups, etc." Report Response

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

10 out of 10

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

10 out of 10

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

9 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

10 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for married students?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

Post Graduation

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

"EXTREMELY WELL." Report Response

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

"Very strong in EM, anesthesiology, peds." Report Response

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

"I only had great things to hear from RDs on interviews." Report Response

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