Hey there, I was just wondering if current students (or current applicants who are familiar with the school's program from their interview day experience) could say anything about the school's curriculum. I am currently applying to AZCOM for 2009 matriculation (interviewing in January), and have some questions. AZCOM is one of my top choices, so I am really hoping to get some info here. I did an extensive search on SDN, but the pre-osteo AZCOM threads were predominantly on topics related to students' application status, and the AZCOM class threads were predominatly on topics related to housing. I found some stuff about clinicals, but those threads were back from 2005/2006. So I was hoping that current students could kindly answer the following questions: 1. Is the curriculum mostly lecture based, or do you guys have any small group work, PBL / case-based study sessions? I mean, is it an integrated curriculum, or lecture only? 2. Is the curriculum system-based or organ based (or neither)? 3. Also, do you have any clinical integration into the first/second year basic sciences? 4. Do you use the clinic on campus for seeing standardized patients in first/second year (or is that clinic just for you as students to receive health care for your own selves)? How satisfied are you with your training on the standardized patients? 5. Which hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area do 3rd/4th year students do their rotations at? I was reading old threads about ward-based versus preceptor-based rotations... what are your feelings towards that, especially in light of the 250 student class size? Are students satisfied with clinical education? Are you able to get good rotations in comparison to UofA med students? 6. Is class attendance mandatory during the basic sciences? 7. If attendance is not mandatory, can you watch recorded lectures online? Are online lectures available? Podcasts? Other study resources? 8. Are there any tutoring or academic assistance available for students who are struggling with classes? Are faculty really 'open-door' and friendly with assisting students? 9. Are there many opportunities for international rotations/electives? 10. How diverse is the student body in terms of ethnic backgrounds, life experiences etc? 11. Any other advice/input? Any information on the above questions would be most appreciated, thanks!