I think Neuro and Physiology were the only classes where you could get really burned in if you didnt' go to lecture. Then again I'm not a particularly good student so I'm sure many other people didn't go to those classes either.Elysium said:I never once attended our Public Health course, not even the first day. I ended up with a B in it, which was pretty good considering a lot of my classmates got Cs. I've shown up for our Intro to Clinical Med class twice (it's a full year course) and I got a B last semester and have an A so far this semester. Wish I could say the same for neuro...
NNguyenMD said:Behaviorial Science, been there only twice.
I also didn't show up for the last month of Microbio/Immuno
I discovered rather quickly that going to more than 2 hours of class was completely counter-productive for me. I ended up just going to the ones with the interesting lecturers (i.e. those who had personality), which wasn't very many.JAMMAN said:If I had gone to class...I would have paid attention during the first lecture and then either fell asleep during the second or just stopped paying attention...just like many of my classmates. After going to class all day, I still would have had to read the syllabi.
I did go to labs and mandatory classes.
Yes, the thing to do is make appearances when it matters, attend "mandatory" classes & functions, and (if possible) develop a few close friends. And stay connected to the "word on the street" about what you MAY have missed in class that mattered (usually not much). Generally the ones who will rip on you are just jealous because they are envious (in other words they want to skip class, but won't let themselves). The students who actually find lectures useful won't care either way if you miss it- they think you are missing out, and that's what you you will think about them. It's the few who really wanna skip but won't let themselves that criticize the concept.stoic said:i just wanna say how great it is to hear this. i'm finishing up undergrad this semester and starting med school next year. i gotta tell you that going to class has become the bain of my existance... it's such a waste of time. I skip probably about 70% of my lectures right now and just learn the material on my own. Anyway, the point is that next year I can't wait to have a transcriptions service and powerpoints for each class. Give me a stack of notes tell me when to know them by.
I wonder if the preallo folks would be ripping on us for squandering a great opportunity to learn in lecture?
High Five right back at you!sapience8x said:High five DCPArk! I'm right there with you! i do BETTER in the courses I attend the least. The Course I went to the ABSOLUTE least I got honors in. Go figure
This would be a tie between every second year class, during which time my attendance was a perfect zero.Anandimide said:Psychiatry and any other class where the prof decides to read his/her notes verbatim...
Yeah! I showed up for Biochem on the first test day and asked a classmate, "So, is that professor J?". She kinda rolled her eyes at me.DOCTORSAIB said:In fact, I dont even know what the professors look like...and I dont really care either. Life is really good right now. Teach yourself, use board-prep books, use FA, and use scribe notes (if available at your school) and there's no way you won't do well. Med school is so much easier with no class...
p.s. I HATE CLASS!