gogo: new curriculum

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

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    How many allopathic schools use the regular lecture-based
    cirriculum as opposed to the ones using organ system based
    learning or even group learning (like at Harvard)? Also which
    one is better, opinions please!
     
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  3. drhenderson

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    Most use a combined system, with didactic lectures and case/group
    based learning. Rarely are there purely traditional schools or
    pure case-based learning schools anymore. Historically, the pure
    case-based learning schools don't score quite as high on the USMLE
    as their counterparts... but who's gonna hold that against a
    Harvard grad?


    Thanks!


    Jim Henderson, MD of Medicalstudent.net
     
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    turtleboard SDN Advisor

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    I believe most medical schools these days have reorganized their curriculum around organ systems in a block manner rather than traditional Biochemistry, Physiology, etc., classes.

    I'm not sure what learning in a traditional curriculum is like, but if it's anything like college, then I'm glad someone developed the organ systems approach! I'm going into my second day of lectures as a first-year and think it's a neat way to have the information sort of "pre-synthesized" for you.

    Tim of New York City.
     

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