First-year here! We actually have not been in person at all until recently, and we are only in person for labs (twice per week). The school takes COVID pretty seriously, so we have been adjusting how much in-person time we have based on community numbers and guidelines. We went online for everything but labs in the fall and haven't been fully in person since, with a stint in the middle where even labs were virtual. Thankfully now that most of us are fully vaccinated, we are hoping to be able to transition back to in-person soon but TBD.Right they have large classrooms tho and they all wear masks
Hi friend, a current student here! So right now pretty much everything is virtual due to covid, but in general, everything is mandatory in-person. This includes our core block classes, medical Spanish, our integrated learning sessions, clinical integration sessions, developing physician course, OPP course, and I believe nutrition is mandatory in-person as well, but we didn't get the chance to do one before COVID made it virtual. There are streaming options, but before moving online the "zooming in to class" option was really just reserved for students who are sick or are otherwise unable to be present (funeral, excused absence etc.) Everything we do is very interactive, so being together is important to maintain a fully collaborative group environment etc. Normally, (without the complication of COVID restrictions) the only times we aren't required to be on campus is during our free time and for our "DSA's" (I think this stands for designated self-study assignment?).Can any current students speak to how many in-person classes are mandatory? Or are there lots of streaming/virtual options? My wife just interviewed at Stanford and Pali Alto for grad school which is 3 hours away from Fresno. I’ve been accepted to CHSU already and am worried about how we are going to make this situation work. If most of the classes were virtual, then I could commute any other days, but I was hoping for some current student input!