Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Reviews

  • 14 Reviews
  • North Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,167
100% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 14 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Fine medical and podiatry school. One challenge is that clerkship rotations are done at multiple hospitals throughout Chicago., many of which are community hospitals. That is one disadvantage compared to schools with their own teaching hospital. Basic sciences faculty is engaged and student perform well on Step 1."
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The school provides a great atmosphere of study and is committed to interprofessionalism. This means different programs have classes together so you have a chance to get to know people from other programs. Comparatively, the cost of tuition is affordable however there are very few scholarships available to students through the school."
Lenel Reuther
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) has successfully prepared me for a career in mental health counseling. Professors are available to students and offer them the help they need to become excellent clinicians. The available practicum locations provide students with hands on clinical experience. A unique aspect of our counseling program is that it is housed within a larger medical campus allowing us to work with several aspiring professionals from various fields. We learn how to effectively communicate with other healthcare professionals in order to provide our clients with the best care. A negative aspect of our program is the lack of financial aid available to students. The cost of education is steadily rising and becoming a burden to individual's seeking higher education. I have enjoyed my time at RFUMS and am eager to pursue a doctoral degree to become the best possible clinician that I can. Thank you for your consideration."
Kate Bullman
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"This school is doing well in creating a pharmacy school of the future with many interprofessional classes."
Donghwi Bae
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This school is really good in that it offers great education programs and challenges that students need. However, it is located in the middle of no where. Very supportive staff and faculty."
Martha K
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"The University and program had its ups and downs. I felt that a class or two was not very relevant to the field of a Pathologist's Assistant, and it was packed into our busiest quarter (interesting class, but a lot of information from Neuroscience does not directly apply to a Path Asst). The department unfortunately had a rough year while I was attending. There was a lot of staff turnover, which was disappointing to see some people leave. There was also a great lack of communication among staff and between students and staff, including class scheduling/cancellations, how to appropriately answer exam questions, grading system for exams and assignments, and information about clinical rotations. The positive aspect over this experience was the feedback we were able to provide for the current staff; we were assured that these issues would be addressed for future classes. The staff (including those that left, those that joined, and those in other departments) were all great! They were willing to answer any questions, had an open door policy, were very approachable, and most of all extremely intelligent. They were able to challenge the way students learn and think about concepts, and apply concepts to everyday practice. Classes offered through the department (vs those outside the department) were excellent in making connections to everyday practice and job skills. For example, Clinical Correlations tied together Embryology, (Medical school-based) Pathology, and certain aspects Structure and Function/Histology into the daily practices of a Pathologist's Assistant. The assigned worksheets were simple, yet also provided a study guide for exams. The department also provides sites to complete the second year clinical rotations. Although my class had issues with this part of the program, it is nice to know that sites are provided that are willing to take students. This is, however, an expense the students takes on themselves; expenses for housing, travel, food, and rent are not provided by the university. Also, there are a limited number of sites within Illinois; students will have to travel out of state to complete this part of the program. The experience gained, though, is highly valuable!"
Dan Nguyen
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: Fantastic medical school with vast network of hospitals and practitioners. Fantastic residency match rates. P/F system, teammwork atmosphere with students, interdisciplinary approach to medicine. Cons: It is cold!"
Allison Novak
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"This is primarily a medical school, so the psychology program is still relatively small. Being that I am not a medical student, I unfortunately do not get to see a lot of the newest, latest, and greatest technological additions to the school. That being said, we have some very prestigious professors in the psychology department and the students here receive a very well-rounded view of psychology. It is very competitive to get into this program, but the education you receive is worth it."
Christine Jarocki
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"If you are looking for a career in podiatry, Rosalind Franklin-Scholl College is a competitive program to provide you with the proper education and skills. The campus clinic and variety of community service training will enrich your class to clinic relation and your artistry of your work. With the location being forty minutes north of downtown Chicago, it caters to a variety of lifestyles of it's students and employees, aiding to a diverse university."
Sundas Lakhani
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: This program will provide me with all the essential elements I need to become a great podiatrist. The faculty and staff are very supportive and helpful. This program leads to a very great proffesion. The school has been known for it's reputation. Cons: This program is very expensive and it will be really hard to pay the fees. Not only the program, but fees including living, food, transportation, and technology fees will also be accounted for."
Maheen Ahmad
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2013
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Competitive programs, with great faculty.Cons are the area surrounding the school."
Emily Chau
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Rosalind Franklin is an interesting program. I am going specifically for podiatry which I knew would be not as highly utilized as an MD but I found that the school was exceptionally well prepared to help us in all parts of our career."
Samuel Maradufu
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This school is located on a school campus that has only graduate degree programs. It is an excellent environment for beyond undergraduate studies with easy access to professional students and teachers. It is a lock down building and therefore extremely safe. My fellow classmates are from various backgrounds. This includes those whom are already working in the pathology assistant field and need to complete an accredited program to be eligible to sit for the national certifying exam. Their working experience is invaluable to the rest of the students. Students that have recently graduated from an undergraduate institution are well represented and their energy and enthusiasm is welcomed. The clinical rotation sites to gain working knowledge are top notch. The downside of attending Rosalind Franklin Univ. School of Medical Sciences is the cost. Tuition is one of the highest in the country and the cost of living is high. Students do not get very much bang for the buck."
Nicole Sarpa
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: Course work is difficult, but not unmanageable, faculty is open to course changes for future students Cons: Disorganization due to lack of communication"