Family Friendly School Survey – Alabama
Family friendly survey results.
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Date Submitted/Updated: Mar 2000
Number or % male students: 67%
Number or % female students: 33%
Total number of students: 160
Average age of students: 24
Number or % of students aged over 25 at time of entry: 10%
Number or % of students aged over 30 at time of entry: 3%
Number or % of students aged over 35 at time of entry: 1%
Number or % of married students: 35%
Number or % of students with children: 25%
Number of % of ‘non-traditional’ medical students (using schools definition of such): 10%
Does the school offer on campus family housing? Yes
Does the school offer campus childcare for medical students? Yes
Does the school offer a mentoring program for students with children? Yes
What maternity leave options are available to women students? Voluntary leave.
Please describe any other options or services available for students with families and/or pregnant or nursing mothers. We have a student lounge, mentoring support groups and individual counselors. We have found that some mothers that nurse their babies have used a pump during school hours. Also, attendance is not mandatory for all classes, which gives some flexibility. Some students bring little ones with them on special days.
Average number of class hours per day: 6
Average number of patient contact hours each day: This would depend on the level of student body., i.e., MSI – 4 hours week, MSII – 15 hours per week, MSIII and IV – 20-30 hours per week.
Does the school offer (formally or informally) the opportunity to extend the first two years (class) of medical school over three or more years? No
Does the school offer (formally or informally) the opportunity to extend the second two years (clinical) of medical school over three or more years? No
Does the school offer any ‘family friendly’ residency opportunities?. If so, please describe. Yes, during the matching season, there is a Couples Match where students have successfully matched. Both husband and wife went to the same program.
Does the school offer part time or job share residencies? N/A
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