Back from Cinci. For the most part I'm impressed. The only thing that worries me a tad is their block curriculum. You take a bunch of integrated basic sciences at once, and then take a bunch of exams. Should I be worried?
These blocks have a bunch of classes at once. the first one is Gross anatomy, microanatomy, biochem, physiology, medical inteview, and clinical op. Then you have an exam for each of those during the 7th, 12th, and 17th week, and then finals the 18th week. That's a lot of exams! I like the sound of the "focusing on one class at a time" approach at some of the other schools, with one exam at the end of each one. I'm sure both ways is fine, it just seems like more stress with all those tests.Originally posted by Bikini Princess
i think you're going to be worried no matter where u go, dr oct. ;p honestly, i thought the block system is supposed to be easier, because you focus on one class at once.
Nothing unusual at all. Everything was pretty cool. A lot of the people I interviewed with seemed uptight, but I guess that's to be expected. Good luck with the invite. Cincinnati is a good school, and I'd be lucky to get in there.Originally posted by Green912
Thanks for sharing Octopus. Did anything unusual come up during the interview? Any difficult or strange questions? My Cinci application is complete and just waiting for my MCAT scores. Hopefully I'll get an invite in the future.
No, we don't get letter grades. Our grading system is P, HP, H.Originally posted by Resident Alien
If i were a slacker at UC, i'd worry about the grading system (its graded, right?). But Amy and WSUreds could help you there better than I can.