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Survey Name Boston University School of Medicine Created Date 12-01-2005
Survey Description - Updated Date 12-13-2005
Category Medical Schools Interviews Last Answer 12-15-2005
Location Massachusetts Your Result Never take, Click here to take
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1. What do you like best about your school?
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  • - being in Boston - being in boston - It's located in Boston - The clinical training in 3rd and 4th year are really very good. Also, in the first 2 years, I had a lot of exposure to patients that made the first 2 years more bearable. - Amazing 3rd/4th year clinical experience Diversity of patient population in regards to disease and socio-econ status of patients. - Although the facilities are poor (computers, library, general medical campus) the clinical training is amazing and if you excel, you can pick any residency you want. The school has a great reputation when it comes to residency selection. - lots of student involvement in community activities - Inner City setting, w/ great patient population to learn from. underserved, minority/immigrant patients. young inhospital pop. Great departments so options to go into any specialty is there. - I feel that the clinical training I have received has been excellent, and I was very well-prepared for the USMLE I and II with minimal additional studying - Great clinical training in years and 3 aqnd 4. You emerge very well-prepared clinically. New dean of students aware of many school weaknesses and taking steps to address them.

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6. Academics (Years 1 & 2):
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10. Opportunities
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12. What do you like least about your school?
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  • - the competitive atmosphere - Administration, Expenses - still honor/pass/no pass many students except from courses if they come through a boston ba/md or ma programs. - The curriculum - not everybody takes the same course load yet everybody is graded on the same scale! - The first 2 years. The lectures were not very helpful-- 80%+ were Slide presentations with the lecturer reading from them. Not a great teaching method, despite our gripes. - COST - Again, facilities are terrible, but will hopefully improve due to major complaints. As with most private schools, the cost is high but BU does little to help those who come from families above the poverty level. Expect $150K-$200K of debt. - lots of red-tape - Tuition is insane. You will have a mortgage by the end of med-school and won't have a house to show for it. Pt. exposure first two yrs is minimal but it's made up for during 3rd yr. - The tuition - I'd give the Dean of Student Affairs a ZERO or NEGATIVE score if I could. - Curriculum in first two years is atrocious and needs to be overhauled. Few opportunities for meaningful interactions with faculty. Quality of teaching not good during years 1 and 2. Be prepared to emerge with an overwhelming amount of debt.

13. Please share any other thoughts you may have about your school.
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  • - Run like a business - expensive, but a good school - Don't come unless this is the only school that accepts you. - Boston is a great city to learn medicine. The residents here are very smart, so my training as a 3rd and 4th year makes it ever so much more valuable. I think it's important to have great residents, because as a medical student, you spend most of your time with them, not the attendings (at least here at BU). If you needed help with something trivial and don't want to ask the attending since they're busy, the residents are right there for you. - Why don't you collaborate with the AAMC study?! It's their Graduate Questionaire? They get more specific and I feel that if you two collaborated (from both the student's and school's side) EVERYBODY would benefit! - GREAT CLINICAL YEARS VERY GOOD TEACHING - With all that said, it is an amazing school when it comes to clinical preparedness. - Horrible atmosphere, red-tape administration. Terrible place. Don't COME HERE!!