nvs13

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I know medical school isn't exactly like college, but does anyone know how many "credits" are in a standard curriculum? I cannot find this information anywhere, and assume it varies between schools. My scholarship will pay a certain amount per credit for doctorate degrees, so I am trying to gauge how much this will be.
 

bon22

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I know medical school isn't exactly like college, but does anyone know how many "credits" are in a standard curriculum? I cannot find this information anywhere, and assume it varies between schools. My scholarship will pay a certain amount per credit for doctorate degrees, so I am trying to gauge how much this will be.
I think mine is about 30 credits this semester.
 

FutureSurgical

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Usually if you look at each school's curriculum page, it will divide each semester down to the credit hours. Most seem to be anywhere between 18-28 hours. However, some schools introduce different classes throughout M1/M2 year and can stretch through the semester. For example, one medical school will start M1 year off with 2-3 classes on basic pre-clinical classes and slowly add more in (up to 4 classes at a time) as the year progresses. Those classes are usually path/phys of different systems.

My state school does 4 classes at 22-24 hours at a time. Some classes are 6-10 credit hours, some 3-4, and some 0-1.
 

Goro

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