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  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Oklahoma City
The Basics

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

74873

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

8 out of 10

What do you like most?

"1. Put simply, the faculty and staff here care about students, and they care about education. Changes both big and small happen based on the feedback of students. They listen. They teach. They learn. And the end result is growth of both the student and the institution. 2. Oklahoma City still has a long way to go yet before it's a world-class city, but it's growing, and it's growing quickly. Expanding and diversifying population. Influx and retention of energetic younger persons as well as highly paid, highly educated workers. Exploding culinary and foodie scene. Blossoming local arts scene. Unflagging support for our NBA team, the OKC Thunder." Report Response

What do you like least?

"My classmates and I all had gripes about one course or another, or about one instructor or another. From an institutional standpoint, though, everything is moving in the right direction. If USMLE scores are any indicator, the students at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine are solidly above the national average and improving (last year's graduating class had the highest board scores in the school's history until my class did even better both when compared to previous classes and nationally). The school is poised for growth, as is the Children's Hospital, though the growth and improvement of the two adult hospitals are less certain. And that's the true downside to attending school here. While it is actually a great institution (the College of Medicine in the Health Sciences Center, that is. As both an OU undergraduate alumnus and soon-to-be-alumnus of the OU College of Medicine, I can say unequivocally that I do not recommend attending the undergraduate institution, but I can highly recommend attending the postgraduate medical education side, especially the College of Medicine ), it is hard to attract talented individuals here even regionally, let alone nationally. It is happening, and at an accelerating rate, but for the foreseeable future the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine will remain a great educational institution with very little national standing. People come here and learn how to be excellent clinicians. The most talented graduates tend to move away to where they can reach their fullest potential--institutions that have a big name and big finances. While that will not be true thirty or forty years from now, it is something for current medical school applicants to keep in mind." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

8 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

6 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

6 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

10 out of 10

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

"Graduates fare quite well. Despite typically not ranging far afield, the students earn USMLE scores above the national average and are known for their clinical acumen. Students regularly match into the most competitive specialties, and although they tend not to apply far afield, a handful of graduates each year secure positions at some of the most highly regarded institutions in the country. Last year's match list featured the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Johns Hopkins, Washington University in St. Louis, UT Southwestern, University of Chicago, and Emory." Report Response

What are rotations like?

"3" Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

No Response

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