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  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bethesda
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?

Not applicable

What was your 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?

9 out of 10

What do you like most about this school?

"Emphasis on independent decision making, ability to travel the country for clerkships, ability to serve and outstanding patient population" Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Too many students in it for a free education and not dedicated to their commitment as officers. This isn't pervasive, but a few bad apples spoil the bunch." Report Response

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

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"On the eve of graduation I feel prepared to crush residency, get out and take care of soldiers practicing good medicine in bad places." Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

10 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?

3-4 hours

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

"2-3x/week" Report Response

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Video recording

How many days per week is anatomy lab?


How many students per cadaver?


How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

12 months

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

6 out of 10

Are standardized patients used?


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

8 out of 10

Are syllabi provided for the student?


What books are necessary?

"all issued by government" Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"n/a" Report Response

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

"no, just an austere and prehospital layer added in additional to typical coursework" Report Response


Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

9 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?

"outstanding." Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"lots of variability given the extensive and varied number of teaching hospitals- generally don't have a bad thing to say about any of them" 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?

10 out of 10

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

"H/P/F" Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"H/P/F" Report Response

Is the class ranked?


Clinical Rotations

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

"lottery system. Surgery, surgery subspecialty (ortho, ENT, etc), OB-GYN, IM, FM, Psych, EM, Anesthesia, Neuro are required." 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?

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?

2 out of 10

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"In my experience, demonstrate competence and eagerness and you're pretty much given enough rope to hang yourself with" Report Response

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

"Some of the institutions are world class, Walter Reed, San Diego Naval, etc. Others are smaller and have a community feel" Report Response

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

No Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Active duty military, their spouses and children, as well as retirees." 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?

10 out of 10

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


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

3 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 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?

3 out of 10

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

"DC is vibrant- great nightlife, museums, monuments, arts and culture" Report Response

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

7 out of 10

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

8 out of 10

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

10 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

2 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?

No Response

Is the environment supportive for married students?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

Post Graduation

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

"Military match generally very beneficial to students" Report Response

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

"Surgery/EM/FM" Report Response

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

"I think those who know our product think very highly of USUHS trained physicians" Report Response

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