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Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Year founded: 1964
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 212
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Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM)
Allopathic Medical School
East Lansing
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 135 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 5 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $40,112
  • Non - Resident Tuition $82,071
  • Application Fee -
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 63.9

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Rm. A112, Clinical Center
  • 804 Service Road
  • East Lansing 48824
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The College of Human Medicine (CHM) has a national reputation for its history of innovation and excellence in medical student education. Founded in 1964, CHM was the first community-integrated medical school, with a curriculum that emphasized a patient-centered philosophy and a biopsychosocial approach to caring for patients. More than 3,100 M.D. graduates of the College have experienced a unique combination of basic science education on the campus of a large, land-grant University, and clinical education in one of six campuses located across the state of Michigan. More than 200 paid and 3200 volunteer faculty are committed to teaching core institutional values that mark CHM graduates as unique and exemplary: respect of and care for patients, commitment to community, and the incorporation of psychological, social, and spiritual elements into care delivery.

Curriculum

CHM's curriculum is structured into three blocks. Block I (year 1) includes courses in basic biological and behavioral sciences, basic clinical sciences, clinical correlations, and mentor groups. Block II (year 2) focuses on the application of basic biological and behavioral sciences to human disease. Block II also introduces students to problem-based-learning, or PBL. The main component of PBL is working in small, interdisciplinary groups mimicking the real-world practice of medicine to analyze a patient case study from multiple, interplaying medical perspectives. Block III (years 3 and 4) feature required and elective medical clerkships with physician-supervised learning experiences in which students work with patients at clinical health care sites.

Facilities

CHM has six community-hospital campuses across Michigan where students serve their Block III (years 3 and 4) medical clerkships. An important component of CHM's mission is serving the needs of Michigan's people. By integrating CHM students with the state's communities, CHM allows for significant, meaningful patient contact that best prepares students by exposing them to real world situations where they can make a difference. Community integration allows CHM students to make the maximum positive impact on the health of Michigan?s population. CHM has community campuses in Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Flint and the Upper Peninsula.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 118
Negatively 5
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.53 129

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.04 96

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. CHM puts on a great interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"They're great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, keep on doing what you are doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

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"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"excellent website!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone on the admissions staff was very friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The interview day was very well organized and informative. The admissions staff was pretty ent" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be great if we could complete all the paperwork online, and possibly even submit our photo" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing-they are absolutely great and completely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"They only receive comments via e-mail, you cannot call in and ask questions. I found that frustratin" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was unbelievably short I felt. I also felt like I left without knowing what makes MSU CHM" More from this Member | Report Response

"They should help students find their interview sites more. Even with the tour, I was confused (the" More from this Member | Report Response

"Continue to serve lasagna." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What I agreed with in the school mission" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was MMI so I can't talk about the stations, but during the 30m interview w a med student, the main question was how you connect with MSU CHM's mission." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI (Can't disclose)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI - Confidential :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI + 1 on 1 with student. Confidential =(" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI-Can't disclose" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you a good fit for our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever considered another career before considering becoming a physician and if so, what was it and why did you change you career path." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain an ethical situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time you let someone down? How did you handle it? What would you do differently next time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you saw someone act in an unprofessional manner, and describe how you responded to the situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [insert AMCAS activity here]." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a current ethical dilemma within medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"First interviewer (M2 student): 1) How will you handle the stress of being a medical student/ resident? 2)Tell me about a clinical ethical problem, and how you would/ did handle it. 3) Tell me about XYZ (AMCA's activities; he asked me about my research and leadership positions)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Choose an unethical situation and resolve it..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What about your personality is a good/bad fit for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma you have faced, and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical dilemma you could have in the future as a physician and how you would deal with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical issue in medicine/health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about you is a good/bad fit for medicine? What would you do if you saw someone doing something unethical? Describe a controversial issue in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"why msu" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about your personality agrees with medicine and what doesn't?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw a classmate cheat, what would you do? Would you tell your classmates? If because of his cheating, he was able to get ahead of you or win a position over you, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What about medicine doesn't agree with your personality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you a good/bad fit for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself....why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (fill in the blank college activity)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above or in previous posts." More from this Member | Report Response

"What about you is a good and bad fit for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what about you is a good fit for medicine? what about you is a bad fit for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think the relationship is between research and clinical practice? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss an ethical issue in healthcare that I've been thinking about lately." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions you can see posted on other SDN feedback. They were the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why aren't you satisfied with an MPH, why do you feel you need to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to the diversity of MSU's CHM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you? What kind of things are you interested in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical question currently in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time you had to deal with an ethical issue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question as pertains to medicine? Discuss it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Being a person that tends to be a leader, how will you handle these years when it is not always about being a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research and how you got involved with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical dilemma and stance." More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an ethical issue and how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a difficult person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical issues and your response?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation, your feelings on that topic, and what you would do if your patient disagreed with you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to work with underserved communities/why medicine in general?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MSU? Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is being a physician different than other professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell what you think about diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the strongest aspect of your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things that will change in medicine ? (very general question I talked about insurance reform)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All posted here on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to be a doctor with a Professor/Engineer father." More from this Member | Report Response

"The qualities a physician should have" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the responsibilities of a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you pull the plug on Terri Schiavo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself/why do you want to be a doctor? why is chm a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are doctors different from other professionals? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How are doctors different from other professionals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example when you helped someone who were difficult to deal with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (activities, experiences)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see your practice in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student: Where do you see yourself 8 years from now, and how will CHM help you get there? What has been a difficult person for you to work with? What are the professional responsibilities of a physician? He told me that he would get those questions out of the way to begin with and the rest of the interview was basically conversational. He asked me a few things about activities and my major. Also asked me where else I interviewed and if I applied to MSUCOM (because I belonged to Pre-SOMA). Otherwise it was just conversation about the both of us. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an ethical dilemma where a non-medical person has the power to make a medical decision. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the responsibilites of a physician and how do these responsibilities differ from those of other professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student: 1) What makes you unique? 2)Describe an ethical situation where your patient disagrees with your point of view and explain how you would deal with it? 3)In your opinion, what kind of patient would be the most difficult to deal with. How would you respond to such a patient? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What ethical dillemas in medicine today concern you? How would you responde if fased with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an ethical dilemma in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"y'all same as the others one 2004" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss an ethical issue - how you would deal with it. Student: Discuss a difficult person you had to deal with and how did you manage? Asked questions about info from my application essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"discuss and ethical dilemma, why msu, where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself as a leader or a follower? Talk about a leadership experience that you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty: What makes a physician different from other professionals? Envision 10 years into the future, what type of practice do you see yourself into what will your life be like? How will MSU help you get there. What do you think is the biggest problem in healthcare today? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student: ethical dilemma i had thought about recently, why CHM? Experience of interaction with a difficult person and how i resolved it. She wanted to know about some of the extracurricular internatl experiences i had listed. She wanted to know about my poetry writing skills, because of essay i wrote." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Describe a situation where you dealt with a diff. person. What makes a physician as a professional different from other professionals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a current ethical problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Envision your practice. How would MSU help you meet this vision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why msu?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Six standard questions plus a few others at interviewer's discretion. Same questions outlined on this forum by other users (e.g. what makes a doctor different from other professionals, what qualities should a physician possess, talk about a time when you dealt with a diffult person, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They will ask you ethical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three strengths you have. Describe a situation where you dealt with a difficult person. " More from this Member | Report Response

"refer to previous posts" More from this Member | Report Response

"all the questions you have seen in previous responses should give you everything you need to know. They arent real big on difficult make you sweat questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your background. Describe a difficult situation and how you handled it. Why do you want to come to MSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult situation and how you dealt with it, Think of an ethical issue in medicine. How would you deal with it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 15yrs from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In all your volunteer and other medical experience, describe a situation or event that is most memorable to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a ethical question about medicine you have been thinking about for a while? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of social responsibility does a physician have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Choose an ethical issue and resolve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical dilemma" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in fifteen years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about an ethical problem and explain why it is a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it like to be a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI (Can't disclose)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI-Can't disclose" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI Questions! (confidential)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most nervous/anxious about starting medical school next year? I.E. work load, examining patients, moving away from home..etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The med student asked me a question about my research because she was curious about a specific health policy related to the research." More from this Member | Report Response

".....I got drilled on my abortion views...In one word, describe your view on abortion...what if she is raped?...what if it is an average 22 year old who has had no trauma and just wants an abortion?...what if she wants YOU and NO ONE ELSE to perform the abortion, would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three qualities that as a patient, you would look for in a physician? (This was interesting because we had a whole conversation about this afterward; like I said, the interviewers are so nice!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is a role model of yours and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you as a leader inspire those within an organization who are less than passionate about the organization's mission?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever tried to be helpful, only to have it end in conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that doctors should be held to a higher standard than other professionals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking about my clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you have prepared to enter medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had to choose a field completely outside of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think Medicaid patients get worse treatment than those with private insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw someone doing something unethical?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical dilema" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a current ehtical issue in health care " More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most valuable experience thus far? What did you learn about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on a rotation with 12 patients in emergency and your family called to request for you to come because a family member was close to dying, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would perform a procedure or treatment for a patient that goes a against your personal values even if it is within the scope of medical practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to use your engineering background to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what can physicians do to help change the current healthcare fiasco?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of patient is most difficult for you to deal with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about medicine makes it not a perfect fit for you? Tell me about a current ethical issue in health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the qualities needed to become a physician? How are those different from other professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician you will have to serve many different groups of people. Who would you have the most difficulty serving and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would be different if you had not handled [a difficult situation] well and you had let it drag you down?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were easy, all on this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits are important for a doctor that are different from other professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't I choose veterinary medicine as a career? (I have a lot of experience working with dog rescue)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question specific to my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was pretty common. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You've done some volunteering in the medical field, what are some ethical issues that you have seen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current ethical issues in medicine? What is your opinion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research and patient care...how would I link the two?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the qualities that make a good doc and how are they different from other careers such as an accountant or a CEO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you were in conflict with someone at work/school and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some qualities that make a good doc? How are these qualities different than other careers? How are you improving these things before med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a moral dilema and how you dealt with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan on doing with an MD besides medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of patient population do you not like to work with? How would you approach caring for these patients? Why don't you like them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"So explain to me about Big Ten Football (my interviewer was 1 year at MSU and new to Michigan)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the hardest thing about your dad's profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unusual" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did it feel to have been rejected by medical schools last year? How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of patient do you see yourself having trouble working with and how would you work it out? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How have I made the world a better place so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think good looks are essential to the practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book? How is your major related to medicine? (I'm a humanities major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to convey to the addmissions committee on your behalf? This question is not that interesting, but other interviews did not ask it and it gave me a chance to stress my interest and determination." More from this Member | Report Response

"How is treating a family member or friend different from treating a person who have no prior relationship with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a specific city in the state of Michigan you'd like to practice in and explain why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Whether I took my EMT class knowing i would never work as EMT." More from this Member | Report Response

"No one is a perfect fit for a career, what things about me are a good fit and a bad fit for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unusual. In fact, my student interviewer was pretty boring. At least three times he said "So I see you did XYZ... Tell me about that." Come on, read my file ahead of time and come up with an actual question!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of questions about how rural medicine is and how I plan on making a difference." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would my backgroung in Art influence my work in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a time when you dealt with a difficult person" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your experiences in West Africa." More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty straight forward - run of the mill type questions, basically." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the responsibilities of a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How are doctors different from other professionals? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years and how can the CHM help you get there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a 16 year old patient with hemophilia and also HIV positive but didn't know he was HIV positive b/c his parents refuse to tell him, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

""Where all have you traveled?" Also... "Do you think you have had enough clinical experience to know that medicine is for you?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation and how you would deal with a patient with an opposing view." More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer asked me to describe an ethical dilemma, what makes it ethical, and how I would approach it. What made it interesting was that when I got done answering she told me about a real case that happened recently that was similar but different. She then asked me several questions on what I would do about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an ethical dilemma where a non-medical person has the power to make a medical decision. I talked about the lady in Florida that Gov. Bush overturned the decision to let her die. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a difficult person/patient for you to deal with and how did/would you handle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my experiences. The faculty interviewer went over 3-4 work experiences and kinda asked questions about my thoughts and learnings from those experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is an ethical issue in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical dilemma, how do you feel about it? How would you treat a patient who held and opposing view?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, there was not just one... they were a lot mostly on my essay because I am from Africa and grew up in a war zone.. maybe the qstion on what Ethical issue do you think of? how did your volunteering experiences define the person you are today and how has it influenced the views on medicine.. where did you get the values on how a good physician should be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a situation where you had to deal with a difficult person and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they aske me about my parents b/c they are a physician and pharmacist, asked about my experience with diversity, asked about specific actvities from my amcas app" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very open about discussing my faith during my interview (as part of my answer to a question regarding a support network). The interviewer very indirectly asked what my faith was, she was -very- nice about it and I think she was more curious than critical. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about an experience you had with people from another culture." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have 3 people directly speak on your behave to the admissions committee, who would you pick and what three words would each of them use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wrote my essay of something outside medicine, on poetry. Both intervieweres were like " So tell me about your poetry skills"." More from this Member | Report Response

"How's your mother doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think there is any common ground between Christianity and Islam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you envision yourself carrying out the graduation oath..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you had to work with a difficult person and how you resolved it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as questions in all the previous posts..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Several ethics questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"(In the student interview) If you had a 5-year-old patient on chemo who wished to discontinue treatment entirely, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were especially interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe an ethical dilemma and how you would resolve it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you would handle an ethical dilema once you became a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you be able to adjust to living with snow?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the social responsibility of a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think about your practice in a few years. How do you think attending MSU will assist you in setting up your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research, but explain it to me as if I have no scientific or medical background..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the American Health Care System?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think about your practice in the year 2015. Explain to me how you think this school will help you in setting up and maintaining a successful practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself fitting in at CHM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to? Have you been accepted to any of them? Why are you applying to this school, then?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a difficult situation and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Present and resolve an ethical dilemma " More from this Member | Report Response

"All the sample quesions from other posts on this website were the same in my interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes being a physician as a professional different than any other professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you dealt with a difficult person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back and change on thing about your college experience, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing....very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
6.60 5

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 4

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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7.50 4

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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What do you like most about this school?

"Community based program, PBL, great clinical locations and preceptors" | Report Response

"The new Grand Rapids campus is really nice." | Report Response

"Community Clinical Setting. Cooperative Nature" | Report Response

"Supportive administration, very cooperative attitude between students." | Report Response

"The supportiveness and organization. It is extremely supportive of the med students for all 4 years, and so far I have found every aspect of the program to be very well-organized." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Absolutely no board (step1) prep" | Report Response

"The emphasis of the school is on primary care. Thus, administration does not help students with preparation of Step 1." | Report Response

"Lack of Emphasis on research" | Report Response

"Location couldn't be much worse. East Lansing is the grayist, dreariest place on earth." | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is atrocious--the bodies are decades old, and the willed body program is clearly either non-existent or just awful. Also the tuition is obscene." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Research is now a huge priority and is required for all students. New research institute was also built which has a huge added value for the college." | Report Response

"Cooperative and "laid back" nature of medical students and administration was extreamly valuable in making medical education as low stress as possible" | Report Response

"Outrageously expensive as an out of state student. Worth trying to get in state status before starting. Other than that, and the location (which they can do nothing about), a good school to attend." | Report Response

"I have been extremely happy here and feel as though my school really cares about me. Unlike the way I feel about my undergraduate institution--I definitely do plan to donate as an alum once I have an established career." | Report Response

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About the LizzyM Score

LizzyM, SDN Moderator and medical school admissions committee member, is the inventor of the LizzyM Score. The score allows you to see if you are a competitive applicant at a given school. If your LizzyM Score is far below or above the average, you may not be a good fit. If your score is far below, your application may be screened out due to numerical cutoffs. If it is far above, the school may assume they are your “safety” school and that you won’t attend if they offer an acceptance. This score should be used only as a guide to help you select schools and is not a guarantee of acceptance at any school. If you use this as your sole criteria to select medical schools to apply to, you don’t deserve to get in anyway.

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