justskipee said:U of MN -twin cities offers a 3.5 year program. Actually its called the flexible md program, take 3.5 or 6 years to finish, and you pay for only 4 semesters. Sweet huh!
yupScottish Chap said:2 Canadian schools - Calgary and McMaster.
harvard tried that and it failedmspaic said:yup
here at mac they also have a different med school approach
it's called 'problem based learning'
you basically work in groups during your med school stay and it's a year-round program
Sweet....another reason to apply to Ohio State.bbuckeye said:Ohio State has an independent study program where you go at your own pace. I know students have graduated very early from that path, maybe even a year early.
If you have a PhD, not a master's.bubbleyum said:i thought duke let you do 3 years if you already have a masters, because they use one of their years for their students to pursue a masters in public health, mba, etc.
bbuckeye said:Ohio State has an independent study program where you go at your own pace. I know students have graduated very early from that path, maybe even a year early.
Hmm, that's a good point. I hadn't thought about that.TheDarkSide said:Back in the dark ages when my friend went to medical school, he did a 3 year program (MCO) because he had a family and wanted to be making money that much sooner.
He totally regrets his decision because, when everything's condensed into 3 years (no summer breaks, etc.), you have to decide what residency you want to apply to that much sooner -- he was hardly able to do any rotations before deciding. He made a decision that he later regretted and wound up dropping out of that residency after intern year. So, while it seemed like it would be a time saver up front, it wound up costing him in the end.