08-23-1999, 07:49 PM
How many allopathic schools use the regular lecture-based
cirriculum as opposed to the ones using organ system based
learning or even group learning (like at Harvard)? Also which
one is better, opinions please!
08-23-1999, 07:50 PM
Most use a combined system, with didactic lectures and case/group
based learning. Rarely are there purely traditional schools or
pure case-based learning schools anymore. Historically, the pure
case-based learning schools don't score quite as high on the USMLE
as their counterparts... but who's gonna hold that against a
Jim Henderson, MD of Medicalstudent.net
08-23-1999, 08:16 PM
I believe most medical schools these days have reorganized their curriculum around organ systems in a block manner rather than traditional Biochemistry, Physiology, etc., classes.
I'm not sure what learning in a traditional curriculum is like, but if it's anything like college, then I'm glad someone developed the organ systems approach! I'm going into my second day of lectures as a first-year and think it's a neat way to have the information sort of "pre-synthesized" for you.
Tim of New York City.