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  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Weatherford
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

2012

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

No

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

in-state

What was your biology MCAT score?

No Response

What was your MCAT score?

No Response

What was your physics MCAT score?

No Response

What was your verbal MCAT score?

No Response

What was your undergrad GPA?

3.54

What was your undergrad science GPA?

3.6

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

75147

What is your race/ethnic background?

Caucasian

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

10 out of 10

What do you like most about this school?

"Classic learning environment with professors who actually care about you. None of this team building garbage that leaves interns in the dust when they go on rotations. Pharmacy practiced the right way." Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Suitcase college so most of the undergrad students go home for the weekend. Campus and the town is dead on Friday afternoon." Report Response

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

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

Please provide any other general comments on your school

No Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

No Response

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

No Response

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

10 out of 10

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Merit-based

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?

3-4 hours

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

"All of them. How else are you going to pass the course if you skip them?" Report Response

Are courses recorded for medical students?

None

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

1

How many students per cadaver?

Prosections only

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

3 months

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

No Response

Are standardized patients used?

yes

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

2 out of 10

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?

No Response

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"They are incredible. More open than they are at some of the so-called top tier universities." Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"The best." Report Response

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

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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

"Standard except for therapeutics classes during P3 year. Must have 75 average to sit for final and must make a 75 to pass the class. Grade scale is 75-83 C, 84-92 B, 93-100 A." Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"75-83 C, 84-92 B, 93-100 A." Report Response

Is the class ranked?

no

Clinical Rotations

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

"You choose your site during the second semester of your P3 year. Must do chain retail, independent retail, and hospital." Report Response

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

10 out of 10

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

10 out of 10

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

10 out of 10

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

10 out of 10

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

10 out of 10

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"n/a" Report Response

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

"They are fine" Report Response

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

No Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

No Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

8 out of 10

Do you feel safe on campus?

10 out of 10

How available and convenient is public transportation?

No Response

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

Clinical years

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

10 out of 10

Is on-campus housing available?

yes

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

10 out of 10

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

No Response

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

1 out of 10

Is couples housing available?

yes

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

yes

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

10 out of 10

Social Environment

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

10 out of 10

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

"Very involved in pharmacy organizations and there is a bar in town." Report Response

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

10 out of 10

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

10 out of 10

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

1 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

10 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for married students?

10 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

Post Graduation

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

"SWOSU graduates rarely complain about rigors of residency because the PharmD program actually teaches students what they need to know." Report Response

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

"Oklahoma and Texas both recognize SWOSU as producing excellent pharmacists." Report Response

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

"They are more desirable than candidates from other schools." Report Response

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