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Drexel: IFM vs. PIL

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by bruinteg, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. bruinteg

    bruinteg Junior Member
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    Can those who attend Drexel medical school shed some light on the differences btwn. these two different paths of learning.

    By reading the website the IFM (Interdisciplinary Foundations of Medicine) looks like the usual lecture type classes that is taught in association with illnesses - while the PIL (Program for Integrated Learning) is composed of small study groups working on clinical cases.

    Which one is suted for which type of person? Advantages or disadvantages for both?

    I'm asking because I have an interview coming up and if asked I want to be informed about this so I can give an opinion and try to choose the path that might suit me.
     
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  3. shigalosis

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    PIL tends to be student-taught/instructor-led whereas IFM is symptom-based modules taught in a more traditional lecture hall setting. These are great questions to ask your interviewers. Each have there own pros and cons and you should explore both on your visit to see which suits you best.
     
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  4. bruinteg

    bruinteg Junior Member
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    Thnx for the reply shigalosis. I will definitely ask questions during the interview about these. I think the IFM suits me better.
     

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