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  • West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Morgantown
Individual Feedback 4 9 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
6.22 9

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"IM faculty in the Morgantown campus are top notch. Most programs other than general surgery are diamonds in the rough. Avoid general surgery here at all costs." | Report Response

"I got in" | Report Response

"Morgantown is a nice place, perfect size." | Report Response

"The faculty are awesome, and we must have the most supportive student services office in the country. Our Deans actually take call to be available for us 24/7." | Report Response

"Cost of living is low in this area. Pass rates on boards are above average. In-state tuition is reasonable. Basic science teaching is very good." | Report Response

"Community and classmates" | Report Response

"Non-competitive atmosphere and a lot of interaction between students and faculty" | Report Response

"It feels like family at WVU. Everyone takes good care of students and has a lot of concern for how students are doing (no matter what year you are)." | Report Response

"The professors and staff are caring and friendly. It is the type of school that wants you to succeed" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"Too much time wasted with additional "activities" that administration feels is important to our education when it has no bearing whatsoever on it. CPX (clinical performance examination) is a PRIME example. General surgery has a highly malignant attitude. They make residents and students feel terrible about existing, let alone being in medicine." | Report Response

"The reputation West Virginians have for being stupid is largely deserved. The average West Virginian is half as intelligent and half as productive as their counterpart in any bordering state. This applies to doctors and educators as well. I have really cheated myself by coming here." | Report Response

"Too many times, the Camtasia recordings mess up. Not nearly as reliable as they should be." | Report Response

"Week night football games that prevent access to the building because the stadium is right there." | Report Response

"The faculty and staff that are inclined to mistreat students do so with impunity. Teaching in the clinical years is not always a high priority. Class failure rate is often quite high. Students on the wards or in the clinic are often ignored and occasionally abused. Students have no recourse and receive no protection when they are mistreated. Communication between the administration and students (in both directions) is exceedingly poor. Mentoring is not promoted." | Report Response

"Longitudinal curriculum for 2nd year" | Report Response

"Nothing really" | Report Response

"They don't do a good job of orienting you to campus when you are new there. They offer some numbers to find housing, but they don't do more than that. Everyone did okay in the end though." | Report Response

"They split us up for clinical rotations so half your friends are several hundred miles away." | Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 8

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.38 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.25 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.38 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

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

No responses

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 9

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

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

No responses

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

"Some actually match to prestegious programs. Many are content living here forever. others get stuck here because they can't match elsewhere" | Report Response

"NA" | Report Response

"GREAT !" | Report Response

"excellent" | Report Response

"Very good, from what I hear." | Report Response

"Graduates fare very well from what I have heard. Many people go on to secure fellowships and go to residencies at top institutions if they want." | Report Response

"Very well. The match rate is excellent." | Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

No responses

Any other information you want to share?

"Average school at best. Since it was the best option in the state, I am happy with my decision. The overall education was average, and the experience itself was slightly below average." | Report Response

"Geared toward production of barely-passable rural Docs." | Report Response

"This is an excellent program to become a great clinician. I learned so much about actually caring for people. I have been on some audition rotations and I was better prepared than any other students who were rotating." | Report Response

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