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  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Hattiesburg
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

2017

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

No

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

Not applicable

What was your biology MCAT score?

8

What was your MCAT score?

498

What was your physics MCAT score?

8

What was your verbal MCAT score?

8

What was your undergrad GPA?

3.0

What was your undergrad science GPA?

3.1

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

30303

What is your race/ethnic background?

Caucasian

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

No Response

What do you like most about this school?

"Low requirements to get in. Nicer area than some schools" Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Poorly organized. Leadership is most concerned about profits over students. Professors are from undergraduate rather than medical schools. School is satisfied with poor pass rates. No direction in 3rd and 4th years. Rotations are often in slow areas where little experience is gained." Report Response

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

No Response

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

No Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

No Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

5 out of 10

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

7 out of 10

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

1 out of 10

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

No Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Traditional

How many courses are taken at a given time?

5

How long are you typically in class per day?

5-6 hours

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"80%. Some professors use quizzes which means 100% in their class unless you want to take the hit." Report Response

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Powerpoint slides provided only

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

2

How many students per cadaver?

5-6

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

6 months

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

1 out of 10

Are standardized patients used?

yes

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

No Response

Are syllabi provided for the student?

yes

What books are necessary?

No Response

What books are unnecessary?

No Response

Is the curriculum designed to promote a specialty? If so, which specialty?

"Family practice. Random facts. Lectures are too often not on common topics." Report Response

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

5 out of 10

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

5 out of 10

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Poor. Professors often don't teach on relevant material. OMT class is ridiculous. They don't even follow a specific book, and they often disagree with published materials. They have you memorize the slides." Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Random. Very little instruction with attendings. I rarely rotated with an osteopathic doctor, and every person tested me differently. Most simply requiring you sat and listened to them interview patients." Report Response

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

1 out of 10

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

1 out of 10

What is the grading scale used during pre-clinical years?

"A,B,C,F" Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Honors, High Pass, Pass, Fail" Report Response

Is the class ranked?

yes

Clinical Rotations

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

"3rd year: FamilyX2, ER, OBGYN, Psych, Gen Surgery x 2, IM X 2, Peds; 4th year: 36 wks total (16wk IM/ 16 week surgery/4wk research)" Report Response

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

No Response

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

No Response

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

No Response

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

1 out of 10

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

2 out of 10

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"None. Poor experience" Report Response

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

"Most are small community hospitals that send out any critical patients to larger non-affiliated hospitals." Report Response

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

1 out of 10

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

No Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

No Response

Do you feel safe on campus?

2 out of 10

How available and convenient is public transportation?

No Response

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

All years

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

1 out of 10

Is on-campus housing available?

yes

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

No Response

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

"Just dorms, medical students don't live there." Report Response

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

No Response

Is couples housing available?

no

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

7 out of 10

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

1 out of 10

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"Study. Go to Ropers" Report Response

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

No Response

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

5 out of 10

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

2 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

3 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

3 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

3 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for married students?

4 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

No Response

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"The school doesn't track that very well." Report Response

Is this school known for producing physicians strong in a certain area? If so, which area?

"Too new to say. Family Practice and ER are popular." Report Response

What do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"They actually made it." Report Response

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