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  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Richmond
Individual Feedback 5 8 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 8

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"The patient population during M3 and M4" | Report Response

"Diversity of students, patients, and cases seen on rotations" | Report Response

"-clinical experience great -board prep excellent -strong match outcomes" | Report Response

"Some great professors and deans who are always willing to help a student in need. Linda Costanzo, physiology guru!" | Report Response

"The clinical experience really is top notch. I was allowed to do things that students at other schools never got the chance. I did multiple paracenteses, I opened during surgical cases and even got to sew using the Da Vinci surgical robot." | Report Response

"My fellow medical students here are really cool. Most of them are laid-back and have fun when they are working." | Report Response

"Solid board preparation." | Report Response

"Dr. Costanzo does a board review course for Step 1 (she is the author of BRS Physiology). The hospital is incredible for 3rd-year clerkships." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"The curriculum office, and the tedious requirements throughout medical school." | Report Response

"Research ease" | Report Response

"-financial aid office is not helpful -hard to schedule electives during M3" | Report Response

"Foundations of Clinical Medicine could be better integrated. Wish we had more simulation time in our first two years." | Report Response

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"THE ADMINISTRATION!!! They are totally unresponsive to student concerns. Student mistreatment is a HUGE problem at VCU. Anytime student mistreatment occurs here, the administration always sides with the faculty member who is being charged with mistreatment. Also, students are discriminated against here for everything from having ADD to outside activities." | Report Response

"Preclinical science year Foundations of Clinical Medicine course." | Report Response

"It's in the south." | Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
6.63 8

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.88 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.75 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
4.88 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.13 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

"Overall, the hospital is well maintained. The critical care hospital is state of the art." | Report Response

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"Yes" | Report Response

"Well" | Report Response

"-they fare excellently" | Report Response

"They fare well. The main match has not yet happened this year but the early match has. We have multiple matches to the most competitive specialties and one of my friends is doing her Urology at MGH (Harvard)" | Report Response

"Average" | Report Response

"Solid match list." | Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

No responses

Any other information you want to share?

"-had a great time" | Report Response

"The board prep is excellent." | Report Response

"I am currently interviewing for residency. I have double 99 (averaged over 250 on steps I and II) so I got interviews at competitive programs. i cannot tell you how many interviewers have never heard of VCU. I have to explain at every interview that I do not go to UVA. I would not go here unless you have no other options. I only applied to three medical schools, and ended up going here to save money on in-state tuition. Apply broadly. Good luck." | Report Response

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