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Billy Yates
Professor in the Medicine department
at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Overall Quality
4.8
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.6
Clarity
4.9
Easiness
2.1
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0
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14 Student Ratings
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12/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOSC1070 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Get ready to read" "Gives good feedback"

This class was amazing. It's basically a med school class. He's a little bit dry in lecture, but the recordings are all posted online, so you can go back. Average exam grade is curved to an A, but don't think you don't have to work for it. The class is full of ultra competitive pre-meds. I advise against taking this if you have a heavy course load.

12/28/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biosc 1070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

I loved this class. There is a tremendous amount of information and the course is a lot of work. I would avoid taking this class with a heavy course load. Grading is generous but the class is competitive. I recommend listening to the lectures multiple times instead of spending a lot of time with the textbook.

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
UHC Physiology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Dr. Yates is both a fantastic professor and mentor. Not only was his class my favorite that I have taken, but it is also the one in which I learned the most. This is an absolute essential class to take for any Pre-Meds at Pitt, as it gives you a taste of Medical School level material, expectations, and competition. Get to know Dr. Yates!

12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
UHC-Human Phys Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Absolutely loved Dr. Yates. His material was so clear, and he provided lecture recordings, notes, powerpoints, etc. which was absolutely awesome. I would highly recommend this class. It is the best class I have taken at Pitt.

12/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Nrosci 1070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

By far, the most organized and prepared professor I've ever had. Throws in some humor during the lectures. A really hard class geared toward medical issues. Learned a ton. Don't buy the book--the lecture notes are more than enough. Class average is set to an A, but be prepared to work for that A regardless.

10/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
NROSC1070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This is the hardest class in the neuro major(including functional) but it's worth it. Teaches this like a med school class(a number of lectures are exactly what he gives med students). Come away with a whole new idea of anatomy which is invaluable. 60% is an A, he sets the class avg as an A cut off so you don't have to panic about grades either.

12/24/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
NROSC1070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Go to class, study hard, and you will get good grades. His exams are tough; no basic memorization questions! You really have to apply the knowledge he presents in lectures. Posts lecture notes/powerpoints/voice recordings online. Very helpful. LOVED the class, though the time kind of sucks (M 8:30am, W 3:30pm, F 3:30pm)

12/18/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOSC1070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I like the way the class is organized, focusing on diseases of the body. Should be a good preview for medical school. I also liked the problem solving learning. One of my favorite classes so far at PITT.

11/12/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HumanPhys Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

had him for human physio uhc. i thought he was really easy and straightforward. will help you if you need help, i dont know what the big deal is, plus, everybody gets an A if they show up and listen pretty much

10/21/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
NROSC1070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Yates knows his stuff. You better to by the time the test rolls along. Keep up with the lectures, they are all very in depth. The avg. is a 60 and he makes that an A. So easy to get an A as long as you work VERY HARD.

02/28/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
human phys Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Yates is awesome and treats students with respect. His tests are a little hard, but there is a GENEROUS curve. Most of the students in this class thought they were hot****, and were pretty competetive...but welcome to med school. Anyone who is pre-med and extremely motivated will love this class

09/20/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Neuro 1070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I learned more in this class than in any other class I took in college. If you are premed, this will help you immensly. Its hard, no lies, but you will learn so much that it will be worth it.

12/18/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Nrosci 1070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Most incredible class ever! Bill's an awesome teacher, you learn so much. Tests are hard, but the class is really fair. You have to study like a madman, but it's worth it.

12/08/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Neuro1070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

hard class but very interesting, best part about the class is how they treat you like a medical school student. One of the few teachers that respects his students.

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