No summers off in Opt school?

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    Just curious and a little confused.

    Is opt school taught 12 months out of the year? As in, not the same as the undergraduate calender (summers off).

    I am getting the impression you are in school 12 months of the year with minimal breaks...

    Lots of school.....

    cheers!
     

    jefguth

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      Just curious and a little confused.

      Is opt school taught 12 months out of the year? As in, not the same as the undergraduate calender (summers off).

      I am getting the impression you are in school 12 months of the year with minimal breaks...

      Lots of school.....

      cheers!

      Most schools have a summer break between first and second year. However, PCO does not, and ICO is suppossed to be eliminating theirs as well.
       

      msjang

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        Oh wow, ICO is going to eliminate their 1st year's summer break? I wonder if they are going to do that for entering class 2008...
        i want to call ICO, but I am out of the country right now :( I think i will email them
         
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          You serious! I was looking forward to going out of the country that summer.

          For ICO, does anyone know why they would get rid of that break? Like are they adding more classes or just lessening our load a bit during the year.


          Most schools have a summer break between first and second year. However, PCO does not, and ICO is suppossed to be eliminating theirs as well.
           

          jefguth

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            You serious! I was looking forward to going out of the country that summer.

            For ICO, does anyone know why they would get rid of that break? Like are they adding more classes or just lessening our load a bit during the year.

            I dont' know when they plan to implement it, it's just somthing I've heard. As far as the reason, I believe it is to get students into clinic earlier - similar to what PCO does.
             

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              Yeah, I wouldn't worry too much about not having the summer off between the first and second year as of now. Our academic calendar for the upcoming year shows that 1st year students having the summer off. :thumbup:
               

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                We're in finals week right now here at Indiana (be done May 2nd). We don't have to go back until September 2nd for the fall semester if we don't want to! There is an optional summer class that I am taking, but even that gets done mid-June.
                 
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