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Opinions of UHS??????

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by RNtoDO, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. RNtoDO

    RNtoDO Member
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    Hello, can anyone give me some of their opinions on UHS? I would love to hear all the pro's and con's I can. i have recently heard from another student how much they thought of UHS and was wondering what everyone else has heard? Is it a strong school? DO they have good board scores?

    any info would be greatly appreciated!
    thanks
    matt
     
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  3. Doctor Peloncito

    Doctor Peloncito Family Physician
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    I loved UHS and am hopefully going to hear from them today. They have excellent board rates (I think they said that they are consistently #3 of all of the DO schools). Last years 1st step Comlex (first takers) was like 96.5% pass rate (and this was with a new curriculum). They are an excellent institution as far as I can tell.

    WannabeDO
     
  4. Dagny

    Dagny PGY-1
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    Matt,
    I interviewed at UHS a couple of years ago, and I felt it was a strong school. UHS specially trains ambassadors to help students like you understand more about their school. The ambassadors stayed with us all day, and gave us honest feedback. You can schedule a tour even if you do not have an interview.

    UHS was the only school I interviewed at that had an osteopathic demonstration in the OMM lab. A faculty member chose the student that had traveled the farthest out of my tour group, and had him come up on the stage and performed OMM on him.

    The school has an extremely friendly atmosphere. Without an appointment, I approached someone in her office to get a list of recent graduates' matches to residency programs, and she smiled and stopped what she was doing to help me. The environment is very welcoming.

    I would be careful about choosing a school based on board passage rate. A lot of schools advertise their high passage rate. Also, sometimes the percentage can be misleading. Try to talk to an ambassador about the strengths and weaknesses of the school.
     
  5. rbassdo

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    I have a friend who is doing a cardiology fellowship up in Michigan at Henry Ford Hospital. At this hospital, she oversees/observes students from several DO schools - including UHS - which happens to be her alma mater. She told me that the UHS students are not held accountable to much of anything there. For instance...during evaluations, she said that she really didn't have any fair way to judge students because some always showed up, some never showed up, with some in between. Yet...because she had no regional director/supervisor to contact, grading them was tough and unfair. Basically...her message to me was NO ACCOUNTABILITY. Being a alum...she's been very dissapointed. She said this was not the case for the other schools being represented at this hospital (which is amazing, by the way). The only school she noted was KCOM because she commented that they were the most prepared, showed up every day (because of accountability), and worked hard.

    Being that this is one doctor's experience, this type of feedback might not be universally true for UHS rotation sites. This doctor happens to be the first female and DO that's been hired by a 50-doctor cardiology practice, and she's real sharp.

    Anyhow...these are all things that she, frankly, shared with me.

    Ryan
     
  6. Mindy Gilbert

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    Well, I had a great experience at UHS and have talked to several physicians both MD and DO about which school I should choose. I loved UHS because of the friendliness and relaxed atmosphere on campus. I liked the facilities and campus as well. However, most importantly I like how the school provides a family atmosphere. The student ambassadors were a great help during the interview day. They stayed with us through the entire day and provided pep talks as they escorted us to our interview room. :)
    When talking to the physicians I work with, they suggested I choose a school that I would fit in best. They said that it will be up to me to get the most out of medical school regardless of where I choose to go. However, I need to go to a school that maximizes my comfort, so I can survive the stress. I think that this philosophy rings all too true when I think back to my undergraduate education. UHS provides a cutting-edge curriculum and great facilities, along with a supportive learning atmosphere. That is why UHS is where I have chosen to persue my medical education.
     

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