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ok.. so anybody?! help!! please??

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by crazy about the world, May 28, 2002.

  1. crazy about the world

    crazy about the world Member 7+ Year Member

    ok.. i'm a m1 student in korea right now~~ and my club is doing this research about

    1. the differences of med school curriculums and
    2. the ways to make it better for the student and
    3. also look at some differences between the many countries out there~~

    well.. my main question is

    1. how are the basic sciences lectured in your school?
    2. what is the good/bad part of being lectured that way?

    in my school, we learn our basic science over the 1st year and the first quarter of the second year (i think :rolleyes: ) right now.. we have anatomy, neuroanatomy, biochemisty, physiology, and histology all at once.. we learn these subjects till the third quarter and the subjects change.. lectures in the morning and labs in the afternoon.. (8hrs of class everyday!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> ) and attendance is mandatory.. (they take away points for that :( )

    well, all you guys (and gals) out there help~~ :D

    thanks in advance~~ :)
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  3. Dodge This

    Dodge This Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2001
    In AAMC accredited schools, there are two primary types of curriculum. (a) "Traditional"--1st year normal anatomy/physiology, 2nd year pathology. (b) Organ-system based where you get the normal anatomy/physiology of a system and the pathology at the same time. They both have their pros and cons. I can only speak to organ system based because it's my curriculum. I like that we learn everything at once, but I don't like that a lot of the times we're assumed to know something that we haven't learned yet.

    Another way to break it up is didactic versus case based. Most of the teaching is done lecture style, but depending on the school there will be varying amounts of learning based on clinical scenarios. I personally do not like to be introduced to material for the first time through cases--something which I feel is a problem sometimes at my school.

    How to make med school better. That's an interesting question. Specific issues at my school: Cut back as many hours as possible. More communication between lecturers so they know what we've been taught. Make sure the simple problems don't interfere with teaching--ie. instructor tardiness, audio/visual problems, administrative foul-ups, etc.

    I'm sorry you have manditory classes. I understand that philosophy to some degree. On the other hand, we are training to be professionals--this isn't high school. We should be allowed to do make our own decisions and face the consequences of those decisions rather than having such strict rules imposed upon us.

    Hope this helps.
  4. crazy about the world

    crazy about the world Member 7+ Year Member

    hey, dodge~

    thanks a bunch~~ <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    i totally agree w/ you on the mandatory classes. i mean we are NOT in high school~~ :D

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