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Survey Name Indiana 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 Indiana Your Result Never take, Click here to take
Answers 1 Overall Summary Click here to view
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1. What do you like best about your school?
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  • - My board scores for Step I are pretty good since they do a lot of teaching to the test. Can't comment on Step II til this fall. - The clinical faculty is incredible, and most specialties are staffed by physicians who are world-renowned. Despite the high-profile reputations, however, attendings are generally very approachable, and excited to talk with med students. The facilities are also top-notch, with a very large hospital campus, and incredibly well-maintained facilities that are always being renovated or updated. Indianapolis has a large and diverse patient population. The administrative support staff, including personnel in the academic affairs office, and especially the financial aid office, are simply phenomenal, and very helpful to each student.

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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 school is too big to be as effective as it should and could be. - The student population is not very diverse, and as a whole, the motivation to become involved with anything outside clinical duties is low, which makes for a large, but generally unexciting med student community. The environment is not very pro-student. Many changes that affect student life are made (many ill-conceived) and student input is kept to a minimum. Any of the "town-meetings" the administration holds to receive student input are largely farcical, as all valid student input seems to get ignored anyway. The school dismisses an extraordinarily high number of students each year, which is troubling. The school seems to think that this is a failure of the student, but many believe it to be the failure of a flawed admissions process, a sieve with holes too large to preemptively filter out those who cannot hack it. The class size is too large, making it easier to be just another number. Finally, there is too great of a push to go into primary care. Those students who wish to specialize, especially within a surgical subspecialty, often encounter difficulties in gaining adequate exposure to the fields that interest them.

13. Please share any other thoughts you may have about your school.
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  • - Our class is about 280. For the first two years half of us are farmed out to "centers" throughout the state. There are about 15 students at each center which is not ideal. As a result of not being at the main campus medical center 1st and 2nd years, there's a real paucity of clinical experience and student organizations. The school has a monopoly on the state so if you want to go in-state and are from IN, this is it. And chances are, you won't get to be in Indy util 3rd and 4th years, because everyone wants to be in Indy. During clinical years, we learn a lot, even if most is from our own reading. The clerkships are just about the most disorganized things I've ever seen. I can't tell you how many times I've been sent to the wrong place, or sent to the right place and they just have me sit around. Students are not the priority and frankly the IU system has gotten too big and unwieldy with much waste. The bottom line is that if I compressed the time spent learning at IU, med school would be two years, not four. - Indiana offers an excellent education that will prepare you well for any residency you desire. The clinical years are phenomenal, in large part due to the tremendous faculty and facilities. The only drawback is that the school is so large, and students often feel like second-class citizens.