University of Connecticut School of Medicine Reviews
The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that welcomed the inaugural class in 1968. UCONN School of Medicine has switched to a team-based learning and more collaborative curriculum with clinical exposure happening during the first month of school. UCONN offers a multitude of student organizations and student events for both the medical and dental students, including a winter formal and a ski trip. Students can also participate in the community through health clinics or mentorship programs.
The primary mission of the UConn School of Medicine is innovation, discovery, education and service. The school trains the next generation of medical students, residents, specialty fellows, and clinical practitioners in an environment of exemplary patient care, research, and public service. The School of Medicine's mission is reﬂected in its programs, which incorporate four basic interrelated goals: to advance knowledge through basic, biomedical, clinical, translational, behavioral, and social research; to provide educational opportunities for Connecticut and U.S. residents pursuing careers in the patient care professions, education, public health, biomedical and/or behavioral sciences; to develop, demonstrate, and deliver health care services based on effectiveness, eﬃciency, and the application of the latest advances in clinical, translational and health care research; to help health care professionals maintain their competence through continuing education programs.
Dual Degree Programs:
- BS or BA/MD
The vision of the School of Medicine is “excellent care through research, education, and engagement”. Scientifically adept and empathetic physicians provide the best care because of the skills and best-practice management they provide. Research, the discovery of new knowledge, is a key component of our physicians, as we believe physicians are scientists. Physicians need to appreciate the art of practicing medicine. Education of physicians is our reason for being. The educational experience in the SOM is both student- and patient-centered. Students meet their first patient on the first day of school and are involved in longitudinal care of patients with a primary care physician with half-day sessions in a community practice. Our curriculum is designed to produce physicians dedicated to superior patient care, service to community, and scientific inquiry. Engagement, the understanding of diversity and inclusion, lies at the heart of empathy. Empathy and understanding the cultural background of individuals is important for physicians. Students are admitted not just on their academic standing, but also on their extracurricular activities and achievements. The practice of medicine needs skilled, well-rounded physicians who can relate to their patients, not just as practitioners and caregivers, but also as people.
Cost of Living Index:
- Annual High Temp: 60.1°F
- Annual Low Temp: 39.5 °F
- Av. Annual Rainfall: 44.23 in
- Av. Annual Snowfall: 40 in
*US average index is 100
Overall School Ratings
- Overall Experience
- USMLE Step 1 Prep
- Elective Rotations
- Professor Support and Mentorship
- Administration Responsiveness
- Class Camaraderie
- Research Opportunity
- Residency Match Support
- Diverse and Inclusive Environment
- Values Balance and Wellness
- Community Service Opportunity
- Location and Activities in Area
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