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  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bronx
The Basics

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


Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

No Response

What do you like most?

"I love living in the Bronx, engaging in community work and interacting with Bronx patients daily. The poor, Black and Brown neighborhoods of the Bronx carry deep histories of resistance and struggle, and there's a lot to learn for those who understand their own struggles as being interconnected with those faced by their patients and neighbors." Report Response

What do you like least?

"The medical school administration is deeply Islamophobic, racist, xenophobic, and authoritarian. They see themselves as adversaries to students of color, burdened by "diversity quotas" (not a real thing). They're conservative, predominantly white, and entirely upper-class. As an outspoken and socially/politically conscious student, especially as someone who engages in solidarity struggles with people of color, you will be tormented by the faculty. The faculty has a large cohort of white, wealthy students who follow them devoutly and work to oppress marginalized students at the level of student government and class forums -- these students are largely "legacy" status themselves, i.e. have family who are physicians at Montefiore/ members of the Einstein/Montefiore administration. The student body is predominantly white, almost entirely wealthy, and treat the Bronx like a miserable wasteland. You'll hear them refer to the Bronx in derogatory terms on a daily basis, though most will not venture outside the Morris Park neighborhood during their entire 4 years. If students have any downtime, they will take the BxM express bus directly to Manhattan. Most of them view living in the Bronx as an ordeal that they've been condemned to -- and this is all fine, really, because the people of the Bronx really do not need to endure more interactions with these stuck-up kids than they already do, but if you're FROM the Bronx and thinking about going to Einstein, this is an important thing to be aware of. In terms of academics, Einstein fails to provide adequate educational experiences to its student body. Collaborative sessions where students are meant to work together through clinical cases are seen as a joke, and used by "gunner" students as simply a way to show off and intimidate fellow students. A majority of students are intensely competitive, as the vast majority are aiming to go into high-paying specialties. In fact, it isn't uncommon to come across a group of students sitting together in a common area during 2nd or 3rd year, comparing different salaries for various specialties/subspecialties. Primary care is hugely stigmatized -- which is a problem shared by Montefiore as well as Einstein -- and you'll even work under a number of Montefiore attendings who treat you with disdain if you tell them of your intention to pursue primary care Peds/IM/FM. Furthermore, the Einstein deans of student affairs will not offer you the same resources and guidance if you do not intend on pursuing a hospital-based specialty (as opposed to primary care), and really lack awareness about specialties outside of hospitalist and subspecialty IM." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

No Response

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

No Response

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

4 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

No Response

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?

1 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

No Response

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

"Price center is beautiful, but completely off-limits to medical students (Security will force you to leave if you attempt to study in Price center study rooms - only available to Master's and PhD students). The buildings available for us to study in are old, mildewy/dusty, and quite gloomy. A lot of students study in the basement of Forchheimer, where there are no windows and the place usually reeks of body odor. The best places to study are in one's room or off-campus." Report Response

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

"Sure" Report Response

What are rotations like?

"Really competitive. Cutthroat classmates will go out of their way to not only show off, but also make you look like a fool, during 3rd-year clinical rotations. Their competitiveness does not generally come out until this stage, as the first two years are P/F. Montefiore IM hospitalist attendings are generally looking for cutthroat behavior, and encourage it, and this coupled with the length of the IM clerkship (11 weeks) can make it perhaps one of the worst rotations. Ob/Gyn is another miserable rotation.... One way to mitigate your suffering is to do rotations like surgery and Ob at Jacobi, where attendings and residents are generally more open to teaching (especially the three most active Jacobi Surgery clerkship attendings) and the sense of community is a bit stronger." Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

"Pretty well, though it definitely depends on what type of guidance the Student Affairs deans judge you to be worthy of (it's much more of a struggle for politically active students, students pursuing primary care, etc.)" Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"*My answer to #7 above reflect that fact that the administration is quite supportive of upper-class white LGBT students who are comfortable with being complicit in the oppression of POC. The admin are NOT friendly to LGBT students of color." Report Response

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