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Length of Curriculum...Too long?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by pecanpie, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. pecanpie

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    I was just wondering what the length of the school year at other osteopathic schools were. There was a rumor that my school has the longest school year of any medical school. We get two weeks off for Xmas, 4 weeks for summer and a week for spring break. I know DO schools have longer school years in general, but I didn't expect it to be this long. Please don't be preachy and tell me that I should just be glad I'm in med school. I am very happy to be in med school. Just curious.

    Thanks.
     
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    that is pretty intense if its first year that you're talking about....we have around 2 months for summer and 3 weeks winter break for MSI...

    However...if you finish MSII early and have extra time to study for the boards i think it can be an advantage...I know some schools do that...
     
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    What school are you at because that sounds an awful lot like our schedule. :D
     
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    SUMMER: May 7th 2005-August 21st 2005

    WINTER: December 17th 2005-January 3rd 3006

    SPRING BREAK: March 11th-19th, 2006
     
  6. pecanpie

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    That is the first year schedule by the way. I think we do get extra time off after our second year for boards.
     
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    Is that schedule for second or first year, OSU?
     
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    Yes. It is for both.
     
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    Summer after MS2 is roughly a month of studying for step 1, about 2 weeks off & then rotations start July 1.
     
  10. pecanpie

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    I wished they put this information in their shiny brochures.
     

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