Originally posted by none
Finch is an accredited U.S. medical school. Thus, relative to the rest of the world, it is VERY good. Relative to the other schools in the country...it's better than many of the osteopathic schools. Finch is very far from the city proper of Chicago. The area it is in is rather severely depressed and well, drab. Most clerkships do not take place on campus as there is no hospital officially associated with Finch. The clerkships take place at many different hospitals in Chicago. Finch has an extremely large class size of 180 and grades with letter grades. The tuition is some of, if not the, highest in the country. Their class also is one of the first to begin in the country. This should be of special note to applicants as once class has begun, you are no longer able to accept offers off waitlists. Finch would make a wonderful addition to your lower tier school applications and I highly recommend you include it.
Originally posted by dpy
this is taken from the 1998 edition of Princeton Review's Best Medical Schools:
Under Student Life, it says, "CMS students spend more time studying than nearly all of their counterparts at the schools we surveyed. This heavy workload leaves little free time, and students report that they very seldom socialize with classmates. And beware: If you are looking for an inspiring urban experience, visit first. Despite its name, North Chicago is not a neighborhood in the Windy City. Rather, it is a somewhat depressed suburb considerably north of the city, and students intensely dislike it. There is no on-campus housing."