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  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Lynchburg
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

2019

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?

509

What was your undergrad GPA?

3.71

What was your undergrad science GPA?

3.5

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

7405

What is your race/ethnic background?

Caucasian

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

8 out of 10

What do you like most about this school?

"Not only are the faculty top-quality, they have a genuine passion for teaching and invest themselves in the students" Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Being part of only their 2nd graduating class, there have been hiccups that have needed fine-tuning" Report Response

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

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"(Spring 2017) It's a relatively new school and undergoing the usual growing pains, but, as an institution, it's also listening to its students to continue to improve for successive years" Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

7 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

6 out of 10

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Merit-based

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Systems-based

How many courses are taken at a given time?

3

How long are you typically in class per day?

3-4 hours

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

"Only the [weekly] OMM and Clinical Skills courses and [monthly] Humanities and Medical Ethics/Juris courses have mandatory attendance" Report Response

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Video recording

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

3

How many students per cadaver?

3-4

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

12 months

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

3 out of 10

Are standardized patients used?

yes

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

5 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?

"It's roughly Family Practice-centric, but only slightly so (To be expected, given the school's desire to provide medical care to the underserved of SW VA, the US, and internationally)" Report Response

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"For the most part, very good." Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Can't say just yet - only a 2nd year" Report Response

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

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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

No Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

No Response

Is the class ranked?

no

Clinical Rotations

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

No Response

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

5 out of 10

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

5 out of 10

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

5 out of 10

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

5 out of 10

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

5 out of 10

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

No Response

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

No 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?

No Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

7 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?

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?

2 out of 10

Is couples housing available?

no

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

yes

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

8 out of 10

Social Environment

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

7 out of 10

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

"Hike, run, play sports, eat good food, etc" Report Response

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

9 out of 10

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

7 out of 10

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

7 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

8 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

6 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for married students?

7 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?

No Response

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

No Response

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

No Response

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