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- Nov 13, 2013
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Your school is truly a standout. I would have been impressed with 87% on time rate. To even have a class at 98% tells me you must be doing something right.OK, the subject of the thread really intrigued me, and for the past four classes, the % for students graduating in four years were:
class of %graduating
I was surprised the we had dipped below 90% for such a long time, but inside those numbers are a lot of stories.
We lose about 2-4 people/year (from a class of ~100). These are dismissed in first semester of first year, OR are forced to repeat the year...it's VERY rare we lose someone after OMSI. Usually that's due to repeated COMLEX failures, mental health issues, or a loss of interest in Medicine.
Of the people who have to repeat OMSI, I'd say half have mental health issues, and half have physical health issues.
Another 4% delay due to some fellowships (teaching or research).
And at least two women in each class have babies.
So what about the rest of those people?????
And ~half repeated a year after COMLEX. Haven't a clue as to what their stories are, but I suspect life issues as the #1 culprit.
Mixed into some of these stories are physical illnesses. One had a long undiagnosed GI issue, another had a hematologic issue, and another had a rheumatologic issue.
So, once again, all good students are the same. All weak students are very different.
Oh, I also told my Dean this AM about those horrendous numbers at Touro-CA. He just smirked. He rarely does that!
That's all I can do...my brain's fried now.
I think your school is making an excellent argument that class sizes should be shrunk of schools who can't maintain that level of 4 year graduation.