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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Bradenton
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Bradenton
General Info

What graduating class are you in?


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


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


What was your biology MCAT score?


What was your MCAT score?


What was your physics MCAT score?


What was your verbal MCAT score?


What was your undergrad GPA?


What was your undergrad science GPA?


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


What is your race/ethnic background?


Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

5 out of 10

What do you like most about this school?

"Flexibility to go wherever I wanted for clinical rotations" Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Some clinical rotations not the greatest." Report Response

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

5 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I really enjoyed the flexibility. PBL is ok. Having to come to school in the middle of the day really messed up my schedule. I would rather finish everything in morning and get home ASAP to start studying. Library worked like Propofol and knocked me out (I can literally only study at home or coffee shop). Good area. Lots of fun stuff to do on time off. I really didn't like how they forbade review books and they basically said "you can only use your PBL textbooks." Almost everyone ignored that and benefited from doing so. Hardly any research opportunities. Have to look hard in other places for a possible publication. Dress code-meh. Assigned seating (what am I 6 years old?). Clinical exam-basically tests your ability to memorize the entire textbook and not so much clinical skills. Basically learn how you want. PBL is good but you only get how much you get out of it. There are so many review material and question banks that a lot of time can be wasted just searching for the right one. I looked at a lot because there were almost no powerpoints. Overall-you're becoming a physician no matter which school. Just enjoy it as best you can and come out of it with a degree." Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

6 out of 10

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?



How is the curriculum structured?


How many courses are taken at a given time?


How long are you typically in class per day?

4-5 hours

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

"Almost 80%" Report Response

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Powerpoint slides provided only

Are courses recorded for medical students?


How many days per week is anatomy lab?


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?

9 out of 10

Are standardized patients used?


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

7 out of 10

Are syllabi provided for the student?


What books are necessary?

"Basics: pharm, path, guyton for phys, genetics, anatomy for students, biochem" Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"review books, and some of the minicourses" Report Response

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

"primary care-FM, IM, etc." Report Response


Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Great. I didn't really talk to them" Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"I never talked to them" 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?

10 out of 10

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

"PBL was about 45 units so if you got a B then you're most likely going to have around 3.0 since the other courses are 3 units each." Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Professionalism out of 10, knowledge out of 10, etc. etc. until you get to 100." Report Response

Is the class ranked?


Clinical Rotations

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

"A disaster. Managed by students and they fight for certain ones. Some based on GPA." Report Response

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

5 out of 10

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

9 out of 10

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

9 out of 10

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

4 out of 10

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

3 out of 10

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Depends on rotation. Follow patients and sound smart. No notes except during military rotations for HPSP." Report Response

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

"Variable. We lost some rotations because we don't pay for rotations and the hospital was asking for about $500 per student." Report Response

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

5 out of 10

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Variable. Depends on the site. We have rotations all over the US." Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

10 out of 10

Do you feel safe on campus?

10 out of 10

How available and convenient is public transportation?

2 out of 10

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?

10 out of 10

Is on-campus housing available?


What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

5 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?

5 out of 10

Is couples housing available?


Is nearby off-campus housing available?


How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

7 out of 10

Social Environment

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

5 out of 10

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

"Party. Bars. EDM. Beach. Camp. Miami. Orlando. etc. etc." Report Response

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

2 out of 10

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

3 out of 10

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

2 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

4 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

5 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?

"Depends on the type of student: determined or lazy" Report Response

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

"Primary care" Report Response

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

"Same as above: determined or lazy" Report Response

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