Hours of Medical Education/Clinical Experience

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  1. diabeticfootdr

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    I found this interesting opinion from the AMA in a link of someone's signature

    http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/18514.html

    The same could be said for podiatry.

    2 years of clinical experience during pod school (for years 3/4) at 40h per 50 weeks = 4,000
    3 years of residency at 60 hours per week x 50 weeks = 7,500
    Total clinical experience = 11,500 hours.

    Note: I'm estimating. But interesting to think about how much clinical experience one receives during podiatry training.
     
  2. Creflo

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    Interesting! Take it a step further with how many test questions the typical podiatry student answers. Very quick and fast, we take 14 tests this quarter at about 50 questions per test = 700 questions this quarter. 700 x 4 quarters (we go year round) x 2 years = 5600 test questions for the first 2 years.
     
  3. doclm

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    From my experience at Scholl our second year and thrid year tests were not that many questions. Actually about 2X50 questions per class and each question worth about 1% of your grade.
    Additionally, Scholl is now on a 2+2 schedule like any other medical school.
     
  4. Gryhu

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    This is great! People that say pods are "less educated" should really take a look at this.
     

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