Family Friendly Medical School Survey – Massachusetts
Family friendly survey results.
University Medical School
Date Submitted/Updated: Mar 2000
Number or % male students: 47 (class of 2003)
Number or % female students: 58 (class of 2003)
Total number of medical students: 105 (class of 2003)
Average age of students: 105 (class of 2003)
Number or % of students aged over 25 at time of entry: 27
Number or % of students aged over 30 at time of entry: 3
Number or % of students aged over 35 at time of entry: 3
Number or % of married students: 7
Number or % of students with children: approx. 15
Number of % of ‘non-traditional’ medical students (using schools definition of such): 33 students over the age of 25 and 7 married students (class of 2003).
Does the school offer on campus family housing? No
Does the school offer campus childcare for medical students? Yes
Does the school offer a mentoring program for students with children? Not formally
What maternity leave options are available to women students? Options are included in school handbook – they include program extensions without penalty for a variety of reasons including parental leave.
Please describe any other options or services available for students with families and/or pregnant or nursing mothers. A nursing room is available for live videos of lectures are videotaped for later viewing. Projection booth sometimes available for parents that have to bring children to class.
Average number of class hours per day: 4.8
Average number of patient contact hours each day: Patient contact unknown – average length of a clinical day varies by services. Most services are from 8am to 5pm. Surgucal services are usually 12 hour days plus call.
Does the school offer (formally or informally) the opportunity to extend the first two years (class) of medical school over three or more years? Yes
Does the school offer (formally or informally) the opportunity to extend the second two years (clinical) of medical school over three or more years? Yes
Does the school offer any ‘family friendly’ residency opportunities?. If so, please describe. Varies
Does the school offer part time or job share residencies? Varies
Contact email or web address for further information on the school.