Originally Posted by whatooo
I see what your saying... and I changed my original post. Didn't really mean to say unrealistic, moreso just meant second sem. seems much tougher than 1st sem in terms of doing better than the medical mean. But at the end of the day the program works.
I would argue that second semester has actually been somewhat easier (even with the 30-pg thesis, interview, and Neuro/etc). By spring, you have a better sense of how to study efficiently and deciding what works best for you, even if that means seeking out a tutor. It is not so much about doing better than the medical students' mean (although that is expected), but rather proving that you can handle the material and ultimately pass boards/etc.