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rebeclette

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Hello Everybody!
I was wondering if any of you current med students could give me some insite into the clinical years at Jefferson and Temple. I'm trying to decide between the two, and I have friends at both schools, but they are first years, so they don't have much to go on yet.
Do you feel good about the clinical training at your school? Is there a lot of hands on involvment, and not a lot of scut? I really liked both schools, everywhere has their ups and downs, and I'm just trying to gather as much info as possible!
 

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Originally posted by rebeclette
Hello Everybody!
I was wondering if any of you current med students could give me some insite into the clinical years at Jefferson and Temple. I'm trying to decide between the two, and I have friends at both schools, but they are first years, so they don't have much to go on yet.
Do you feel good about the clinical training at your school? Is there a lot of hands on involvment, and not a lot of scut? I really liked both schools, everywhere has their ups and downs, and I'm just trying to gather as much info as possible!

Well... I am at Temple. but I'm a first year... so this is worth what you're paying for it... but I have heard nothing but phenomenal things about our clinical years. From multiple people I have heard that it's "see one, do one, teach one" and you will get the chance to do as much and as many proceedures as you'd like to (you are limited by your own motivation, not much else). Last year I heard a fourth year speak right after the match and she said in her interviews, Temple's reputation for clinically-prepared students was apparent. I also heard of another guy who went on to do his residency at Penn and was actually doing less there in his first year than he had been in his 4th year. Naturally, this is all second hand, but the stuff I've done as a first year during some shadowing seems to indicate these anecdotes are not far off. If the clinical exposure is a reason you choose Temple, I don't think you're making a bad decsion. Good luck, I'm sure you'll get a great education at either school!!!
 
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