1. N

    Medical schools with different/flexible curriculum

    Can those of you who know of med schools with more customizable curriculums respond with the name(s) of the schools. I'm a pre-med (MD PhD) student looking to do research to create more effective and holistic mental health treatment, and hopefully eventually start my own company to proliferate...
  2. G

    How dense is the first year classes for yall?

    Just want to have a comparison. I'm in PCO finishing my first year We had anatomy covering all the bones, holes blood, detailed pathways and functions of All 12 CN nerves in head and neck. We have neuros covering most of the pathways in spine, brainstem, cerebellum, and cerebral, with...
  3. B

    Postbacc GPA vs Curriculum

    Hi everyone! I majored in biomedical engineering and got a 3.1 uGPA. I am going to do a SMP to make up for the low gpa. All else equal, do you think medical schools prefer a high gpa (3.9) at a very good grad school, or realistically a lower/average gpa (3.6) at a large program that uses a med...
  4. Mr.Smile12

    Help needed: Transgender health "one-day" curriculum

    Hi everyone, On behalf of HPSA/SDN, I'm developing a "one day" discussion curriculum focused on transgender health and resources for aspiring healthcare professionals, which I hope to make available around March 31 (Transgender Day of Visibility). I'm hoping that some of you who are long-time...
  5. I


    I am divided between NYU and Buffalo. I am from brooklyn so I can stay home and commute which is 1 hour to an hour and 15 minutes. If I stay in buffalo then I save commuting time but I will live by myself so have to do cooking and other chores. NYU Pros: - GET HPSP and save $450,000 tuition and...
  6. S

    Med schools' responses to the recent delta variant COVID surge

    Our school is mandating masks while indoors, prohibiting all food/drink on-campus, and keeping lectures on zoom. Anatomy, clinical didactics, and PBL learning will be in person (these were virtual last year except for clinical didactics.) Certain school traditions and class social events which...
  7. lovingnj7

    What schools cater to traditional learners?

    The medical school in which I’m currently earning a graduate degree in has recently transitioned to an active/team based learning curriculum. They no longer hold lectures, and students end up purchasing lecture series from other institutions. I am open to more active learning, but I need...
  8. G

    Medical schools with condensed preclinical curriculums

    Does anyone have a list of the medical schools currently offering condensed preclinical curriculums? Preferably only 1 year preclinical curriculums? And does anyone know how long these schools have had these types of curriculums? Were they established recently or further back? Are they reliable...
  9. D

    Question about University of Illinois, Chicago

    Hi! I wanted to reach out and see if there was anyone on this thread who attended UIC in Chicago. I was curious about their thoughts on the curriculum, how they handled it, and if they were able to find a job out of state after finishing school there for residency or retail. The web page...
  10. D

    Program-Specific Info / Q's University of Alabama Birmingham

    Hello, I am a student that is considering UAB for Occupational Therapy. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview and meeting the students. I was wondering if anyone would be able to share information about the program: What are the classes like? How is the classroom dynamic with classmates? What are...
  11. F

    General Admissions & OTCAS PBL Curriculum

    Does anyone know of schools other than Sacred Heart that use a problem-based learning curriculum? I just interviewed with SHU and fell in love with their program, but I'm conflicted because of the area (I'd be moving from FL to CT). Does anyone know of other schools with a similar curriculum or...
  12. A

    Which dental schools in America have joint curriculum with med students?

    I was reading Columbia College of Dental Medicine's website and it said, "At Columbia, one of only four U.S. schools where dental students are trained alongside medical students, the curriculum begins with 18 months of side-by-side learning with students from the Vagelos College of Physicians...
  13. PB&Jam

    Survey on Medical Education Experiences

    Hi SDN! I am a current medical student who's interested in medical education, and the aspects of a medical school curriculum that either contribute to or detract from the experience of studying to become a physician. To that end, I have created a survey aimed at exploring the connections between...
  14. LindaAccepted

    Medical Which One is Right for Me? PA vs. NP vs. Medical School

    Why do you want to become a Physician Assistant (PA)? Why not a nurse practitioner or physician? To help you answer this question in more depth, I’m providing a direct comparison of these three educational and professional options by focusing on three specific programs. Using information from...
  15. Dr_SuperBloom

    Functional Medicine & Nutrition in Allopathic Schools

    I will be applying next year, to matriculate fall 2020, and am very interested in both functional medicine and nutrition as part of my medical education. They are obviously things I can self-study/obtain accreditation for after medical school, but I would be very interested to know of any...
  16. LindaAccepted

    Medical What to Expect During Medical School

    You’re about to embark on four years of learning, working, socializing, and then learning and working some more. The best way to prepare for the long road ahead is to know what to expect. This post will walk you through the various avenues of medical school education, from reviewing what and how...
  17. J

    UAB v Georgetown

    I need advice on choosing between these two schools. UAB is my in-state school and I have a scholarship of $10,000 dollars per year at the school. However, I recently was accepted off of the waitlist to Georgetown SOM. I really love the new 1.5 year curriculum, extra elective rotations...
  18. doctorstrangerthingz

    Early entry into clerkships

    Hi all, I'm extremely happy about the school that I got accepted to. The school has a curriculum where we start our clerkships after a year and a half. I'm interested in what people people's opinion of this. Do the benefits of starting the rotations early out-weight the risk of cutting down...
  19. C

    Stony Brook vs. Drexel

    I have recently been accepted to Stony Brook and Drexel. I'm extremely excited to get both acceptances but both of them were going through curriculum changes and I'm not sure how much of a guinea pig I want to be. Here's a summary of their changes: Drexel: They just changed from Traditional to...
  20. T

    opinions on DPT programs with clinicals the entire last year

    I am looking a program that does clinicals the last three semesters, but am wondering if that would be a challenge with boards. I realize that I will be studying after I leave the clinic during those rotations, but it seems like it would be easier to study for boards if I had some opportunity to...
  21. HungryHungryLion

    Advice on Business Education

    I need some advice y'all. Several of us at my school are attempting to start a business elective/track. Everyone has a different end goal, starting their own practice, joining a clinic or separate side businesses, but nobody wants to walk out of residency clueless to how the business side...
  22. HungryHungryLion

    Advice on Business Education

    I need some advice y'all. Several of us at my school are attempting to start a business elective/track. Everyone has a different end goal, starting their own practice, joining a clinic or separate side businesses, but nobody wants to walk out of residency clueless to how the business side...
  23. darkpauladin

    Rush's New Flipped Classroom Curriculum

    What I understand the curriculum to be: Flipped Classroom in small group sessions led by faculty for a mandatory 15 hrs/week (missing more than 1 session results in disciplinary actions); 2 cases/week with Wednesday off, ~50-90 pages of reading per case No traditional lectures (learn on your own...
  24. P

    New UTHSCSA Curriculum

    Hello Everyone ! I was fortunate to be accepted to both UTHSCSA & TAMU on Dec 1st and I have to make a decision within 1 week. I'm leaning more towards attending UTHSCSA and I wanted to know if there is any current UTHSCSA D1 students that could share their experience/opinion on SA's new...
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    Students at Westernu CDM, Can you please answer these questions about your dental school?

    First off hello everyone, And I hope everything is going great with you guys since you must be terribley preoccupied with dental school activities.I appreciate your time in advance. I was hoping you could give me an insight about WesternU's didactic curriculum and the grading policies e.g. How...
  26. balancedladydr

    Help to finish prereqs and MCAT by Fall 2018

    Hi All, I am very new here and need a little help organizing my class schedule. I was originally going the PA route and through shadowing, volunteering and knowing what I'd like to do a bit more, I have decided (pretty recently) to shift gears towards med school. I would still like to fit in all...
  27. D

    Ross transfer - best curriculum match

    I know this has been touched on many times but most of them are older and curriculum has changed etc. I'm currently in first semester at Ross and I was wondering if there were any Ross transfers or others out there who know the best times/places to transfer and avoid having to repeat a lot of...
  28. K

    ?, Site For Unique Aspects of Every Med School?

    This would be super helpful for every one writing a secondary. Is there a website that has a list of all or many medical schools, and lists the unique aspects of each school? Like main emphasis, curriculum, specific aspects of the program, etc.? Thank you in advance
  29. S

    How does the dental school curriculum work at UCLA?

    I've uploaded a PDF of the curriculum by track provided by UCLA, which is where my confusion arose. I'm assuming every course listed in the given PDF is taken by the end of the 4-year program and that every student in my class will be taking all of the same classes at the same time? If so, how...
  30. Y

    How to add a research project to my CV

    Hi! New to this website. So I am an MS1 trying to prepare a good CV early on (I am interested in orthopedics). I am currently working with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon on a research project. The final work (abstract and, when published, the article) have me as a co-author. The project will be...
  31. Itsnotludwigs

    Columbia vs. Penn Dental -- Compare/Contrast

    Hi all, Wanted to get everyone's opinion on Penn Dental vs. Columbia Dental. I am under the impression of, or have been told, the following features of the two programs: 1) Given Columbia's medical school curriculum, Columbia will better prepare you for the OMFS boards exam and is...
  32. Cheezy89

    Anyone else experienced this in school?!

    I know this PT forum discussed serious topics but I wanted to share how funny things have been after I learn about the spine in 4 weeks. Currently learning about the hip, knee and ankle and it has been 3 weeks. One more week to go before final exam!
  33. L

    Osteopathic schools that teach nutrition?

    Hi! I would really liked to be trained in nutrition. Does anybody know any osteopathic medical schools that make nutrition a part of their curriculum? Do you know of any residency type programs where you can get certified in nutrition, if this is not a possibility?
  34. S

    Live IV practice

    Trying to get an idea if any schools are allowing their students to practice live IV on each other? We did in my courses as an EMS provider before we were allowed to practice on patients, however our COM is resistant to letting us try live IVs after practicing on the IV trainer arms (nothing...
  35. MemberBerry

    MSUCHM New curriculum

    Hey everyone (and hopefully Spartan MDs), I am wondering if any of you current M1s can comment on the new Shared Discovery Curriculum? I will be starting there next year and am looking for a first-hand viewpoint. Thanks a bunch and good luck with your studies!
  36. J

    Roseman or Midwestern AZ

    I'm starting to narrow down my list for schools I have interviewed at that I would prefer to go to when (and if) I get accepted. I am from southern California by the way. I love both these schools. Let me tell you why: MW AZ Pros: Great clinical program An ENORMOUS amount micromotor hand...
  37. M

    TUCOM-CA Questions

    Hi guys, I just received an interview invite from TUCOM-CA and I have a couple questions. I've heard that you have an acceptance decision 2 weeks after your interview and then after this you have 2 weeks to put down a $2,000 deposit to hold your spot. I'm wondering if this is still true. This is...
  38. jamm_orthodontics

    Roseman curriculum

    Can any Roseman students speak to the level of rigor of the dental curriculum? I ask because even though grading is P/F, a pass is a 90% or above. Do many students end up doing remediation because of this? Do you feel more prepared to pass boards and practice dentistry due to this 90% pass...
  39. CreedThoughts

    Questions You Wish You Asked Before Choosing A Medical School

    Hi everyone. I am going to be meeting with some faculty members and a few students (from all years) at a school (just one final look before I decide where I will be matriculating for sure). I just wanted some insight from students and graduates to gain a sense of the types of questions I should...
  40. T

    To Keck Students: Questions about Keck before attending

    I have a few questions about Keck that I want to ask before going to the school. I would really appreciate the help! :) What exactly is PPM and ICM? I see that on all the schedules. The website also talks about CTR and EBM. What are those also? How is the curriculum? How many hours a week do...