So how many medical schools today are adding an "advanced basic science" (4 weeks) course to a fourth-year medical student's schedule in lieu of more elective time? I know of only one, and most of my class and I are not too happy about it. If this is a national trend, then I understand why it may need to be done. But if we're the trailblazers, then I'd like the administration to defer their pioneering ambition to the class after mine. Tim of New York City.