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  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Hattiesburg
The Basics

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

39402

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

No Response

What do you like most?

"3rd and 4th year are under your discretion - but that's a double edged sword" Report Response

What do you like least?

"Histology 1st year is dreadful - you'll find out 2nd year that most of OPP (while being ~120 years old) is not supported by most hard science, and only mostly used by people who run OPP clinics (source: https://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2765401). WCU will also require mandatory attendance only for the classes that aren't board/real-life relevant (OPP and CPC)" Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

6 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

4 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?

5 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

3 out of 10

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

"We're building new buildings for the WCU campus - but that's at the expense of 3rd and 4th years who tell current 2nd years that they don't receive any feedback from the main campus despite paying $41,000+ and rising" Report Response

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

"Couldn't tell you - for the most part there's usually 1 or 2 anesthesiologist or urologists that the dean holds up as a demonstration of the school's worth while (paradoxically) praising the fact that we're seemingly number 1 in the country for producing primary care Doctors (the bottom of the pyramid Residency designation - similar to if a High School bragged to the big-city schools that they created the most plumbers)" Report Response

What are rotations like?

"The best ones are in Jackson, Hattiesburg, or the Gulf Coast. We recently did an anonymous lottery that forced students to go to the 2 worst locations that are offered (relatively among the students), of the Delta, MS and Paris, TN. Those students had no rebuttal, and couldn't appeal the decision, because the school needed at least one student at each rotation spot, so that the locations would continue accepting students when we expanded to a 150-person and 200-person class size" Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

"I think only 3-4 students had to SOAP, but there was quite a few that had to stay in MS. Not a lot went to Research hospitals, but you know that when you come here" Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"Despite the fact that the school is Christian, there's a strong separation between the main campus and the medical school (both physically and socially). Meaning that there's very few extra-curriculars for you to be a part of outside of loosely attended club meetings, and the weekly bible-study. Meaning that this is a "bring your own partner" kind of spot, as the singles have very few instances to meet each other, and the lecture halls only facilitate 100 people each (despite the 150-person class size - expanding to 200-person next year). Timing of events is changed rapidly, and teachers who make girls uncomfortable are often kept on, as no one really wants to live in Hattiesburg, MS" Report Response

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