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Ohio State Curriculum

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ERob, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. ERob

    ERob Member
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    Mar 18, 2002
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    I heard a rumor that the multiple pathway curriculum at Ohio State has been scrapped. Is there any truth to this? Please advise.

    I've searched their website, and there doesn't seem to be any mention of this. In fact, they work it up quite a bit on the site.

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  3. Resident Alien

    7+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
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    Not to my knowledge.
    I dont think they would.
    PBL attracts a lot of interest.
    So does independent study path.
  4. xaelia

    xaelia neenlet
    Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2002
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    Attending Physician
    Yep, the three-pathway is dead; PBL is gone. They "rolled the best parts of PBL and Lecture-based together" to create a new Integrated Program. Their old set-up was screwy, anyway...three different tracks, only 35 seats available in the PBL, etc. In past years, many people have wanted to do PBL, but couldn't due to the limit - but this year, the last PBL year and the first IP year, more people wanted to do the IP so they didn't even fill the PBL track.

    It's an improvement.
  5. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist
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    May 23, 2002
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    Resident [Any Field]
    I heard they don't grant interviews to octopi over the age of 25. Can anyone verify this?
  6. carmenrosie

    carmenrosie Junior Member
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    Sep 6, 2002
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    I got this email FWD'ed from an OSU M3.

    To: Medical Students and Faculty, COMPH
    From: Daniel Sedmak, M.D., Vice Dean for Education
    Subject: Curricular Change for 2003

    This message is to update you about a significant change in our medical

    Effective with the Fall 2003 entering class, we will no longer be
    enrolling students in the Problem-Based Learning Pathway (PBL). Presently
    enrolled Med 1 and Med 2 students in PBL will not be affected by this
    decision. Current PBL students will continue to receive the same level of
    excellent education and support as have prior PBL classes.

    This decision has been reached after discussion amongst the faculty and
    student leadership and is based upon factors that strongly support the
    proposal that now is the time for this change. The Ohio State University
    College of Medicine and Public Health has always been an innovative
    leader in medical education. This year we introduced the newly created
    Integrated Pathway. This pathway combines the proven educational methods
    of student-centered active learning, small group case-based discussion,
    and lectures. In many respects, the new Integrated Pathway has adopted
    the very best aspects of all three curricular options.

    Enrollment patterns support our curricular change. Based on the response
    from our current Med 1 class, the Integrated Pathway is experiencing
    tremendous popularity. At present, the vast majority of Med 1 students
    have selected the Integrated Pathway. This has resulted in smaller
    enrollments in both PBL and Independent Study.

    It is our firm belief that this curricular change will have many
    positive benefits, in addition to providing students with a leading edge
    curricular option. With less fragmentation in the curriculum, our classes
    will have the opportunity to develop greater unity within the student
    population and our faculty will be able to increase time and focus on
    teaching initiatives related to the new pathway and the new Clinical
    Skills Laboratory.

    I felt it important to let you know of this decision immediately. The
    next group of prospective students begins the interview process on
    Monday, September 16th and we wish to be consistent with the information
    we provide to them and others.
  7. ERob

    ERob Member
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    Mar 18, 2002
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    Thanks to all of you who replied, especially to your information carmenrosie. That is exactly what I needed to see.:cool:

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