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Which DO Schools Require Attendance?

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HI all! I'm currently creating my medical school list and I want to know which DO schools have mandatory attendance for lectures and such.
LECOM
CUSOM
UIW???

Tons of schools have mandatory TBL or PBL sessions, including mine.
 
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I dont think mandatory attendance is going to survive Covid19. Many schools are returning to hybrid curriculum this fall and will probably continue in the future once schools see how effective it is and how many fewer faculty are required.

At least something good is coming out of this tragedy

TBL/PBL should be done virtually too
 

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On average how often are folks in a classroom on campus at most schools? I'm coming from undergrad and other professional schools where attendance was always expected, so I'm trying to wrap my head around attendance expectations/norms etc.....
 
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On average how often are folks in a classroom on campus at most schools? I'm coming from undergrad and other professional schools where attendance was always expected, so I'm trying to wrap my head around attendance expectations/norms etc.....

I went to an undergrad/grad school with mandatory attendance. Going to med school and seeing 30% of the class show up after the first couple of exams was a shock to the system, lol.

Quite often we'd have people show up for mandatory lectures (we only had a few of those a week) that I had literally never seen before. Or I'd sit next to someone on exam day that I had never met. We don't have a huge class (150-160), so that was odd.
 
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I went to an undergrad/grad school with mandatory attendance. Going to med school and seeing 30% of the class show up after the first couple of exams was a shock to the system, lol.

Quite often we'd have people show up for mandatory lectures (we only had a few of those a week) that I had literally never seen before. Or I'd sit next to someone on exam day that I had never met. We don't have a huge class (150-160), so that was odd.
I personally don't see a point in paying that much tuition and not attending lectures. You might as well get your money's worth by asking the professor some hard-hitting questions or clarifications.
 
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I personally don't see a point in paying that much tuition and not attending lectures. You might as well get your money's worth by asking the professor some hard-hitting questions or clarifications.

I felt that way too at first, but now I feel like a large amount of time is wasted in class. I often don't think of clarifying or hard-hitting questions until after I've had time to process the lectures, so I'm better off going to office hours or e-mailing to get my questions answered. If a question asked in class leads to a long aside it's time wasted, when I can fast forward through those moments at home using lecture capture. I can also pause and take breaks when I want to, I don't have to wait in line to use to the bathrooms or microwaves at my own apartment, and I have found that I can get through the day's lectures more efficiently at home and move on to prepping for exams. But to each his/her own!
 
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I felt that way too at first, but now I feel like a large amount of time is wasted in class. I often don't think of clarifying or hard-hitting questions until after I've had time to process the lectures, so I'm better off going to office hours or e-mailing to get my questions answered. If a question asked in class leads to a long aside it's time wasted, when I can fast forward through those moments at home using lecture capture. I can also pause and take breaks when I want to, I don't have to wait in line to use to the bathrooms or microwaves at my own apartment, and I have found that I can get through the day's lectures more efficiently at home and move on to prepping for exams. But to each his/her own!
This! It’s all about efficiency especially when there’s so much material to digest
 
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