How much Memorization is there in a typical Med school ?

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  1. austin_powa_shh

    austin_powa_shh Junior Member

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    haven't many med school converted to PBL teaching yet ?

    memorization is meant for computers...human brains are

    meant to analyze, reason and problem solve.
     
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  3. btw i m sorry and at the same time embarassed to ask wth does PBL stand for
     
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    PBL stands for Problem-Based Learning.
     
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    You've asked this on the Canadian Pre-med forum boards and in 3 seperate forums here and now THIS thread....lol how many responses are you trying to get until you hit the answer you require?

    Thread one:
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=305742

    Thread two:
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=305750

    Thread three:
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=305741

    And I can't get to the one on the Canadian pre-med site because it's currently changing it's hosting site. But it's there!
     
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    Unfortunately, memorization/rote learning has been and will remain a big part of medical education. Before you can "analyze, reason and problem solve", you need to have a solid foundation of basic biomedical knowledge that enables you to do the above. Without this first hurdle, there's no way you can "analyze, reason and problem solve". This should be fairly obvious....
     
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    All medical schools and medical exams such as USMLE have changes major portions of their testing and teaching to PBL.

    However, Before you can participate in any PBL you have to know what you are talking about. What I mean by this is the names and interactions of medicines, pathology of disease and physiology/anatomy of disease.

    90% of all of that is MEMORY bases. You just have to remember the name of that bone or that drug. It's that simple.

    The problem is that there is soooooooo much of it to remember.
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