I’ve heard some horror stories about administration at NYCPM. Do you know anything about this? Second year here. Whatever horror stories you have heard about NYCPM is probably more true than not.
Also, do you think the way the curriculum is structured, it is the most effective way for students to retain the material? I understand that it’s rigorous but if it’s effective I guess it’s not really an issue. I guess I do retain SOME of the material but that's probably because I have to study all day everyday since we take two exams per week. I should clarify that when I say retain, I don't retain it after the respective semester ends lol
When the professors teach do they really teach and not reach off a PPT slide? Some professors teach well, some don't, some read off of powerpoints (this is true mostly in the clinical classes). How receptive are they to helping out students who are struggling? I have encountered 2-3 professors who were receptive to actually help out struggling students. Rest of them don't really bother or do not answer emails. How available are the professors to the students to go over exams, questions, and content? The thing with NYCPM is you get "exam reviews" which last for 15 minutes, where you get to see what you got wrong (however, we don't have this option anymore due to covid. We now get an item analysis of what topics we got wrong which doesn't really help). Keep in mind that you cannot take pictures of what you got wrong. Most professors will not go over what you got wrong (but, two professors actually went over my wrong answers with me but those two are the same people who help struggling students and do not leave them hanging).
would you say that it’s difficult to find clinical podiatrist research experience at NYCPM? I am not sure what you mean by that. In third year, we all have to do a poster presentation so I am not sure if that's what you mean.
lastly, would you say that NYCPM students have better residency placement outcomes at more prestigious residencies than other schools? I don't think so? I think the chances are same as if you were a student at another school. However, I have heard that NY residency directors are lax with NYCPM students because they know how hard the school is; but I cannot confirm its authenticity.