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  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
The Basics

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Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

9 out of 10

What do you like most?

"Being from New Orleans, I love that TUSOM cares deeply about our local community and strives to care for our disadvantaged populations. Even as first or second-year students, we had the opportunity to gain valuable experience interviewing and examining patients by volunteering at the various student-run clinics located throughout New Orleans. The faculty are incredible practitioners and teachers who want to see you succeed; however, they expect students to take initiative, display an appropriate level of self-reliance, and be advocates for themselves. TUSOM was a great choice for me because I tend to learn the basics better on my own and rely on instruction to clarify points or misunderstandings. If you are a student who typically needs a rigid structure or constant hand-holding, then other programs may be a better fit" Report Response

What do you like least?

"Tuition is very expensive, but if you ask for financial assistance you will get it! The facilities are aging and in need of renovation (TUSOM definitely tends to care more about experiences rather than new and shiny things). Also, some students who are used to a high level of stability and organization find our administration frustrating at times." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

8 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

8 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?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

6 out of 10

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

"Aging and slightly dysfunctional, but gets the job done and makes things "spicy."" Report Response

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

"Absolutely." Report Response

What are rotations like?

"Students rotate at UMC, TMC, the VA, as well as at various other sites throughout the city. Due to the population we serve, we see an astonishing amount of rare/complicated conditions on our rotations and build a phenomenal base of practical knowledge that will help us throughout our careers." Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

"Our recent graduating classes have had impressive match lists." Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"If you are an obnoxious gunner, obsessively competitive, or a person who "sweats the small stuff" then I would recommend not coming to Tulane for medical school. In my experience, we have a student body that values working together rather than against each other. Our school is a reflection of the city in which we learn (and play), and we try not to take ourselves too seriously. If you come to TUSOM and buy-in to the culture, you will not only receive phenomenal training and serve a diverse population, you will also be as happy as one can be while going through medical school. All in all, I know I made the right choice coming here; however, I do have friends who have struggled with the lack of constant instruction and guidance that they were accustomed to previously. The administration and faculty offer a wealth of resources and help for students should they need them, but they will not hold your hand and pat you on the back for every small thing you do." Report Response

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