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  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
The Basics

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

92841

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

10 out of 10

What do you like most?

"The clinical training is SUPERB. This is a world-class hospital and clinic with renowned faculty who outnumber the medical students 13 to 1. These physicians love to teach and there is a competitive process to teach medical students. Since the physicians are salaried, they get paid equally if they teach or if they do clinical care, so there is no pressure to churn out patients to ensure a paycheck - therefore they would gladly teach eager young medical students. We are taught mainly by MDs >95% of the time for both our lectures (mornings) and our small groups (afternoons). Anatomy is 7 straight weeks and we never have to go into the cadaver lab again if you don't want to, and we get taught by world famous surgeons during anatomy where they come up to our cadaver and teach us all the relevant structures for that day. We also get strong patient care from year 1. We have a basic doctoring course year one where we learn how to take a history and do a physical on simulated patients, and then we go around the hospital our second year to visit patients and practice our physical exam skills on interesting findings on those patients. We are expected to interview, work up, and present 10 patients to physicians in our second year in our Advanced Doctoring course to learn how to interview and diagnose patients. In terms of research, many of my classmates have published multiple times - we have a classmate who published 21 mostly first-author papers by the time he graduated but it's not uncommon to see medical students graduating with 5-10 publications. I myself will have 6 when I graduate. This is only hitting the tip of the iceberg at how amazing this medical school is and now that I am on the interview trail talking to other medical students at other top institutions, I truly believe Mayo provides the best medical education for those who want to be strong clinicians." Report Response

What do you like least?

"The location in Rochester is not for everyone." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

3 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?

3 out of 10

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

7 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?

"Medical students get interviews and matched at top residency programs, including Mayo, MGH, B&W, Hopkins, Yale, Columbia, UCSF, UCLA, Stanford, University of Washington, and many more. Applicants applying to competitive specialties match at top places because the research here is so accessible, mentorship is so available, and it is easy to get strong letters of recommendations from world-class renowned faculty since there's only a few students going into that competitive specialty in each class (vs if you come from a bigger school where >20 want to go into let's say dermatology)" Report Response

What are rotations like?

"9" Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

No Response

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