Hello, I am earning a Master's degree in Health Education (medical school emphasis) and have already analyzed the curricular models for all DO and MD schools in the U.S. I have been comparing them in terms of innovation vs. traditional models (aka - 1910 Johns Hopkins model). DMU asserts and are correct that they are the only podiatric medical school with an integrated curriculum (i.e. - students study systems or regions and must know the anatophysiobiohistoetcetero of the region instead of studying in the traditional, clearly defined subjects such as "anatomy class" and "biochemistry," which are typically separate in teaching methods). The website also maintains that PBL (problem-based learning) is an important part of the educational model but that lecture and other formats are used, as well. My questions are: 1) How much lecture do you guys attend vs. small group and PBL in the Basic Science phase of your education? 2) Are you normally assessed via multiple choice examinations or other methods? 3) What is your favorite part and least favorite part on the MANNER you are taught/assessed? 4) How bad is academic "burn-out" right now as you near the end of the academic year? Thank you for responding to these questions. AZPOD Rocks P.S. - I should note that NYCPM also mentions using case studies with small groups on their website but I do not know the extent to which these methods are implemented and most everything else seemed to point to a more traditional curriculum.