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Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
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  • Year founded: 1977
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Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Huntington
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 40 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $20,086
  • Non - Resident Tuition $47,676
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 64.0

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions and Student Affairs
  • 1600 Medical Center Drive
  • Huntington 25701
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is a state-supported, community-based medical school established in 1977. Our faculty and administration are committed to providing high quality medical education and graduate training to meet the changing health care needs of our nation’s citizens. We specialize in rural health issues as expressed in special efforts to recruit students from rural West Virginia and place graduates in clinical practice in rural areas. Additionally, because we believe that a diverse population offers a rich environment that leads to greater knowledge, understanding, acceptance and mutual respect, we promote an inclusive environment by attracting, recruiting and retaining individuals who represent varying backgrounds and perspectives.

Curriculum

Significant improvements have been made in the research sector. Through strong interdisciplinary effort in the basic sciences, the medical school in 1990 received a National Science Foundation EPSCoR grant that has brought approximately $5 million to Marshall. This allowed the school to develop a core molecular biology facility for research. In 1993, the biomedical sciences program was named Marshall University's second Center of Excellence. In 1996, it was one of the three graduate programs statewide selected as Programs of Excellence. New facilities, a new research building at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center and the new Medical Center Complex have greatly increased Marshall's efficiency and optimized patient care and clinical education.

Facilities

The Robert W. Coon Education Building, named for the School of Medicine's second dean who was instrumental in its planning, design and construction, and commonly known as the MEB, is an 85,000 square foot, four story facility constructed in the late 1970's and located on the beautiful hill-top campus of the Huntington VA Medical Center (VAMC) eight miles west of downtown Huntington. The CEB houses the School of Medicine Department of Anatomy classrooms and facilities, faculty and research laboratories, Human Gift Registry and the Marshall University School of Pharmacy. The Marshall University Medical Center provides a technologically advanced focal point for the clinical teaching, outreach and service programs of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Opened in 1998, the 185,000-square-foot center is connected to Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center through a shared atrium and multiple connectors.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 36
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.10 40

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.97 36

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"There is no better admissions office in the country..." More from this Member | Report Response

"a little orientation before the interview would be nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome experience. Water provided. School info in folder and MUSOM blanket given to each applicant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid-back interview process. The admissions office staff are very friendly and very easy to cha" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What has been your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you travelled extensively?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Marshall?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Start from the beginning of your schooling and bring us to today. Tell us about the journey and how you got here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Marshall? How did you get here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the situation in healthcare today? Tell me about a time you overcame an obstacle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Let's start from the beginning, explain to me how you got to where you were born and raised to the present? Where did your desire to want to understand your culture more come from? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to want to be a doctor? What will you do if you don't get into MUSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strength and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the research you have done. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the Biochemistry class you took." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you read lately? What do you do for fun? Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take P Chem ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Like I said, I started talking about myself so here are the questions I answered: Who are you, Describe Yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. Tell me about the two years after you graduated college. Is there anyhing you'd like me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are not accepted to medical schools this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a few strengths/weaknesses, 3 things you would like me to tell the admissions committee about you, What type of books do you like to read" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change your major from Pre-Vet to Pre-Med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What the most recent book that you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What event impacted your decision to follow medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the C's on your transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? They also focused on all of the weakness on the application like poor grades or scores and requested to justify that. If you can turn anything negative into positive learning experience they really loved to hear that. Why all the volunteer experiences were important to you? How will you prepare for the boards? How will you handle an emergency situation? How do you work under pressure and stress? You had some time off from undergrad to med school, how do you feel about the challenges that will come the first year in adapting to the stress level?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your favorite books to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to read? How did you like the ending of Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Through all of your international traveling and volunteer work, what was the most impacting thing that you experienced or observed? How do you compare getting access to healthcare in the local WV community versus abroad internationally? What do you think contributes to this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience where something bad happened or you had a struggle, and how did you deal with it or overcome it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What video game do I currently play." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite any 6 people (dead or alive, no language barriers), who would you invite?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting, mostly standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what book you have most recently read." More from this Member | Report Response

"See, the way my interview went was I just started talking about myself, they were pretty relaxed and it seemed like they had a list of questions, but I guess I supplied them with enough information i.e. Who I am, Why medicine, Why marshall, What I like to do for fun, What books do I read, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain why your grades improved as you progressed through college? I remembered this because I didn't think my grades DID improve. I actually thought they got worse, and I told her as such." More from this Member | Report Response

"why didn't I re-take the MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are not accepted to medical schools this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had one "do-over", what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to put something on a billboard which I did not want people to know about me, what would I put?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your background in theatre (I was previously a theatre major) will help you in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up at Duke? (my undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting really, all pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like endocrinology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of magazines do you read? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the nicest thing that's ever happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are taking anatomy course with me. You work so hard, invest so many hours for preparation. You walk into the exam room and after the test feel that you have done extremely well at the level of A+++. WHen you receive your test you notice you have missed so many q's and have gotten a C+. What would you do? How would you react? " More from this Member | Report Response

"When does the new Lord of the Rings movie come out?" More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

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

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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What do you like most about this school?

"Family Medicine Faculty" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Second year didactics do not differentiate high yield from worthless topics and cover both equally in depth." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Several basic science faculty that have very active and prestigious research labs. Director of clinical research is very helpful. Pt contact comes early and often. As a third year student, you are actively participating in everyday care of your hospital patients. Appropriate autonomy is given to both students and residents." | Report Response

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