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  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Indianapolis
The Basics

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

46774

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

5 out of 10

What do you like most?

"Not much, fulfills avg medical school standards like good education." Report Response

What do you like least?

"Recent graduated medical student perspective: Frankly, for any school, an expectation should not be listed as a strength. Expectations that the school fulfills are providing a good medical foundation for students as they become doctors. However, a school like IU is able to rely on the fact that they are many in-state applicants' first choice, and as a result the school skimps on developing itself into the stronger school it can be. Entire medical experience was filled with unprofessionalism, in the form of late grading, late notices of rotations during third and fourth year, missed emails, deadlines promised to school etc. This led to much chaos in student planning for courses during medical school. I'm afraid this is a structural weakness the school will not be able to overcome, given it's place as the largest medical school student body (school has several satellite campuses of students throughout state, further contributes to disorder in curriculum of school). Other acts of unprofessionalism include lack of empathy in response to the COVID pandemic for students, administration's stance effectively was students should not voice their concerns and be patient, and doing so is "unprofessional". Speaking of which, school has a strange obsession with professionalism, as much as the term reeks of elitism in medicine and usage of which stifles growth of diversity and covers up legitimate concerns student may have. Many times has the school warned students of their professionalism, despite being unable to act as such on their side. Finally, school still uses the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, demonstrated to be threatening to diversity and racist and having already been removed by many stronger medical schools already, but still being an important factor for some residency programs hence student obsession with this. At IU, the organization claims to help third and fourth year students with development, but fails to fulfill this promise and ignores students who are not inducted and who may ask for help with applications for residency. Additionally, organization is biased to accepting students who have leadership roles, no matter how insignificant, that are school associated, e.g., SIGs and student council leaders. As a minority graduate who chose to support my community and sought leadership roles to better help those in underserved area in my town, I was largely ignored by this society, because of no school associated leadership titles, despite qualifying grades and board scores. This society is only an example of other instances of leadership being highly influenced by internal politics of the school, again part of the problem in diversity that the school actively ignores, and instead chooses to post high quality pictures of any student representing diversity on their website as a lovely bandaid for the larger issue at hand. I realize for many prospective students this school may be their only choice, so I'm posting this so those concerned may be aware and seek to improve the school. Others who may have a choice, would not recommend this school." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

1 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

No Response

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

1 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

2 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

1 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?

6 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

7 out of 10

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

"Combination" Report Response

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

"Good medical education , but not best, many flaws" Report Response

What are rotations like?

"Late emails about schedules, handful of students did not know where to go first day" Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

No Response

Any other information you want to share?

"Would not recommend this school, choose another if you have a choice" Report Response

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