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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by realruby2000, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. realruby2000

    realruby2000 Senior Member
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    Since searching for a thread about this has become difficult, I was wondering if any current university of Illinois medical students could provide some info regarding start dates...days off during thanksgiving/winter break... the student body and faculty at any of the 4 campuses etc... also, some tips for a future M1 or any other info anyone can provide would be a great help

    Thanks!

    p.s. I heard that u of I med students' academic year starts in august and ends in july? is it really that long?
     
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  3. PimplePopperMD

    PimplePopperMD Senior Member
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    For particular dates, it's best to just visit the web site, <a href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/mcam" target="_blank">www.uic.edu/depts/mcam</a> or add an /osa to the end.

    The M1s normally start Mid to late august, have wed thurs fri off for thanksgiving, and have 2 1/2 weeks off for xmas. they ended this year in early may. the second years have a similar schedule, and then third and fourth years, of course, all bets are off; about two weeks off the whole of third year, and plenty of time off fourth year. (thank goodness, i need it!)

    any other questions?
     
  4. realruby2000

    realruby2000 Senior Member
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    does anyone know about the curriclulum? Classes? How do students feel about the school? are they happy? Whats a typical day like?

    thanks!
     
  5. vkrn

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    This week I just met a student who finished his M1 year. Not to be a downer, but he did say that he felt the UIC crowd (keep in mind that these comments may only apply to his campus--there are others in the U of I system!) is REALLY competitive. I got the sense that he wasn't really happy there.
     
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    Oh, another thing: He said he spent TONS of time in the lecture-intensive classes, and he studied all his spare moments, so he still hasn't gotten to know Chicago yet.
     
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    anyone else?
     
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