USD Medical School Scores High
Student satisfaction with the quality of their medical education continues to be rated very high. Almost 92% of those graduating in the class of 2021 were pleased with the quality of their education.
Student satisfaction with specific areas of study in the medical school’s basic sciences was also surveyed and 10 of 13 programs rated above the 75th percentile nationally. Microbiology, physiology and pathology topped course-specific satisfaction, with each registering at the 98th percentile. Only 2% of the nation’s medical schools received higher rankings in these class areas.
Medical students also highly rated their experiences working in community clinics (100% percent) and cultural awareness/experiences (96%).
The medical school received a record number of applications – 1,004 – for the class of 2025, the most recent entering class at the medical school. Of the 71 students admitted to the medical program, 59 possess South Dakota residency, and all students have a connection to South Dakota through family. The class of 2025 includes 37 women and 34 men, and 25 students are from communities smaller than 10,000 residents.
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