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Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Elizabeth, Dec 3, 1999.

  1. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I was wondering what the positives and negative aspects are of a systems-based curriculum versus a basic science based curriculum. Thanks.
     
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  3. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    The primary difference in the curricula, according to some recent study, is that students of the organ-based/problem-based curriculum are not as well prepared for the boards (step 1).

    I go to a school that's on an organ-based curriculum. I like it. I don't like having to sit through an entire class on biochemistry everyday. That would drive me insane. My chief complaint about an organ-based curriculum is that there's little room for thinking and synthesizing for yourself. They've done it all for you, so why bother? But the problem I see inherent in this is that students may not be able to correlate a particular portion of the biochemistry related to skeletal muscle with some other part of the anatomy that happens to have the same biochem pathway, unless of course, there's repitition in the curriculum (which would then waste time).

    Tim of New York City.
     
  4. rhillstr

    rhillstr Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    What seems strange to me is why don't they do organ based on Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, then do Biochem, Pharmaco, Microbio, and any other general basic science class next year using many example from all over the body to illustrate the current point. I think UNECOM might have a curricula similar to this.
     
  5. Mayqswet

    Mayqswet Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    UNE hits the basic sciences hard the first year and goes to a systems-based approach the second year. This approach is very similar to UNC-Chapel Hill.

    Year 1
    Anatomy/Histo/micro/immuno/Pathology/parasitology/Pharmacology/Medical Jurisprudence/Public/population health/OPP/Physiology/Clinical skills/nutrition

    Year 2
    9 systems/Neuroanatomy/more Pharmacology/Behavior medicine/Geriatrics/Medical humanities/more Clinical skills/Emergency medicine/OPP

    Phillip Snider, MS, RD
    UNECOM '04
     

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