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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
The Basics

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Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

2 out of 10

What do you like most?

"Excellent range of clinical opportunities and extremely easy to get specialty-specific exposure early on. We have a strong career counseling/development program with easily approachable student deans to help with all aspects of being a medical student and getting into residency." Report Response

What do you like least?

"Pre-clinical basic sciences are severely lacking in quality and organization. While the curriculum lay out is changing, it is really not content, but execution that is the weakest. Lectures are uneven and the syllabus has frequent typos and internal contradictions; similarly, you will find lectures that state contradictory information. I feel the courses are overall poor quality. The pre-clinical training was not very strong and most students slack off on it because it was not graded. Skills clinics and pre-clinical training are unorganized and we had to rely on facebook to communicate where exactly we should show up and what we should expect to do. Exams are written more to elicit a curve than prepare you for STEP. Pre clinical will be pass fail starting in 2015 so maybe that aspect will improve, but it was extremely frustrating during 2nd year." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

3 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?

9 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

4 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

8 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

7 out of 10

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

"I would say that most students match to their desired residency and are successful after residency." Report Response

What are rotations like?

"2" Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"Most of the time, I wish I had looked closer at other schools before coming here. I had a great interview day and liked what I saw, but overall, I don't think it has been a good fit. The curriculum is usually not very challenging and volume overload is the only thing that really pushes you. As a non-traditional student, I think somewhere else would probably have been a better choice and given me more opportunities to engage in things that would have helped build my skill set outside of the standard medical setting. Leadership opportunities are pretty basic and leadership/management training skills are not addressed in any formal setting." Report Response

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