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  • University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Duluth
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

2018

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 MCAT score?

513

What was your undergrad GPA?

3.7

What was your undergrad science GPA?

3.9

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

55803

What is your race/ethnic background?

Native American/ Native Alaskan

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

No Response

What do you like most about this school?

"The student body and faculty is extremely cooperative." Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Many students are not satisfied with the curriculum and the courses, as they tend to be disorganized." Report Response

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

2 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

No Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

1 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

4 out of 10

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Both

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Systems-based

How many courses are taken at a given time?

1

How long are you typically in class per day?

<1 hour

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

No Response

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Video recording

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

2

How many students per cadaver?

>8

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

24 months

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

5 out of 10

Are standardized patients used?

yes

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

7 out of 10

Are syllabi provided for the student?

yes

What books are necessary?

"First Aid, Pathoma, Netter." Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Bate's Physical Examination Guide, often referenced, seldomly used. Moore's Clinical Anatomy is much better and more relevant." Report Response

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

"Family Medicine." Report 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?

No Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Excellent, unfortunately we don't get to work much with the Duluth faculty when we're down here in the Twin Cities. I feel that in clinic is where they would really excel as educators!" 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?

4 out of 10

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

"Pass, Fail, Honors." Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Pass, Fail, Honors." Report Response

Is the class ranked?

yes

Clinical Rotations

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

"Scheduled in blocks and are very flexible, the clinical rotations (clerkships) are completed through the U of M Twin Cities Campus. Required rotations include: Surgery, Fam med/community med, Internal med, OB/GYN, Peds, Psychiatry, Neurology." Report Response

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

9 out of 10

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

5 out of 10

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

7 out of 10

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

7 out of 10

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

9 out of 10

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

No Response

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

"Most facilities have excellent reputations among the general public as well as the medical community." Report Response

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

8 out of 10

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Depends on the rotation. Many opportunities for as much or little diversity as desired." Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

7 out of 10

Do you feel safe on campus?

6 out of 10

How available and convenient is public transportation?

9 out of 10

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?

8 out of 10

Is on-campus housing available?

no

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?

No Response

Is couples housing available?

yes

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

yes

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

4 out of 10

Social Environment

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

9 out of 10

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

"Parties in various forms (with/without alcohol), especially during the first year. Many clubs including religious or medical-specialty-interest clubs. The lake is nice for walks/fishing, there is a beach for volleyball during the short summer, many intramural sports including broomball/hockey/softball/soccer/football and more, there's a local gay bar (that's welcoming to everyone obviously) and it has an excellent dance floor whether you drink or not. Not as much to do as most cities, but much more than you'd expect in a city the size of Duluth. The trails and other outdoor resources are incredibly well maintained and support year round outdoor activities (including an excellent local ski hill)." Report Response

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

7 out of 10

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

4 out of 10

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

10 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

9 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?

5 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for married students?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

Post Graduation

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

"Average as far as allopathic match rates go." Report Response

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

"It is known for producing family physicians, especially those interested in working with Native American populations." Report Response

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

"They see them as excellent family medicine graduates, and since the degree is technically awarded by the UMN Twin Cities campus, Duluth graduates are just as competitive as TC graduates." Report Response

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