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  • Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boca Raton
The Basics

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Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

8 out of 10

What do you like most?

"The school is small (64 per year) so they are able to nurture a good, supportive learning environment. I was not just a body with a student ID attached to it." Report Response

What do you like least?

"As an out-of-state student, the 30K extra tuition is a crime. Although financially still worth it to become a physician, the parent university (FAU) is really trying to monopolize on those outside of Florida." 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?

8 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

6 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

9 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

10 out of 10

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

"FAU facilities are new and they are constantly updating them based on identified need or student feedback (increased OSCE/simulation space, more communal study tables and rooms, better coffee, etc.)" Report Response

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

"To date, residencies seem to rave about our students so no concerns." Report Response

What are rotations like?

"FAU is unique in that all students spend years 1&2 in Boca Raton on the main campus, but then 3rd year is either around Boca (North rotations) or more South in Fort Lauderdale (South rotations). This gives students flexibility to chase after a particular experience or specialty as there are ~8 different hospitals you can rotate at, including major trauma centers and VA. None of these places are major academic centers except Cleveland Clinic Florida. That does not mean the education is sub-par, it's just not as rigid." Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

"To date, FAU has generally had a 100% match rate with unique circumstances for the few who have not. Matching is such a case-by-case thing so it is hard to generalize but FAU is matching people in competitive specialties and highly-respected programs." Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"FAU is a small but great school, where you will be taken care of by the faculty. Major specialties are represented with residency programs (IM, EM, Psych, Neuro, Gen Surg) and most sub-specialties are covered by community practicing physicians. The school really tries to make well-rounded physicians ready for residency and it seems to be working. The school is continuing to increase in rank and the quality of programs students head off to is only getting better. 10-20 years from now, I believe FAU will be seen as very good medical school." Report Response

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