mwsung

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Hi all


I've heard a lot about UCLA but not too many mentions about USC in this forum. (I know they are different schools)

Any comments on this school?
its tuition is ... bit..... high... but in terms of curriculum and stuff...
what do you guys think?
 

ecdoesit

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I guess you want to hear from a person going to UCLA to talk about USC?

I have been to their interview workshop.
PBL is a very interesting concept.
I enjoyed the session, but again tuition is way too much for that school. Their clinical reputation is very very good. Their curriculum exposes students to clinic early. Alumni power is amazing. If you want to practice in CA later on, this is a school to consider. I mean like my argument for UCLA, the weather wins! so are the lakers and the bruins :love:
 

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However, PBL isn't for everyone.

Personally, PBL doesn't suit me as well as the traditional learning method, but maybe for you, you'd love it and excel at it...

So other than the big price difference, you'd have to put a great emphasis on your learning style.
 
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Well, two things about PBL that I found useful.
1 It is applying what you suppose to learn from lecture.
Instead of being taught, u find ur answer.
if you havent heard of the almighty Kreb Cycle example,
you havent experienced PBL.

2. more group interaction. lecturing style, it is u and ur professor and dreamlands. being in small discussion group, u have to participate. u learn to work with others and build an even stronger bond with ur peers.


Yet, I am not sure if PBL is the best idea, but i like hybrid such as the ones in Harvard and Ohio (i believe). All-in-all, it shows a passion and commitement to teach/discover new ways to teach. Do your professors care about what they teach? In PBL, you are basically your own educator. It is more personal responsibility to learn. If you are highly self-motivated, PBL is good for you.
 
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PBL is great, I've been doing it in my undergrad for the past four years. But, I'm not sure how good it is at USC.

It isn't for everyone but if done properly, it is the best method of learning in preparation for a health profession. Though PBL is best supplemented with some lecture/tutorial based on my own experiences.
 
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