Joker Doctor
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For the first year, if I wanted to attend as FEW lectures as possible, but still make decent grades by self-studying, what is the MINIMUM time commitment that I'd have to be physically at school? I assume that I'd have to be there for anatomy labs (all the time?) - but not sure about the rest.

Thanks for your help - this would help me as I go into final decision mode.


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Required stuff for year 1 at UC:

Clinical Foundations - this course comes and goes throughout the year...and when it's around it's usually once/wk...extremely low impact...usually small group stuff.

Biochem quiz / small group discussion - weekly, ~90 minutes

Physiology quiz / small group discussion - weekly, ~90 minutes

Gross anatomy labs - all required, but length & difficulty varies with the block. We just finished doing the limbs, which had us in the lab about 3 hrs per a lot of time on our own. However, this has been the only block where we couldn't finish in the allotted time.

Gross anatomy TBL sessions - only meet once per block

I guess that's about it. I'd say about 50% of our class goes to lecture on a regular basis. I don't...hate lecture.

Good luck!