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Which Med schools have the least classroom lecture time? Which have the most?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by altaskier, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'
    7+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2001
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    Here's an interesting topic for conversation: Which med schools are known for low hours of lecture and which are known for long hours of lecture? Also, list how many years of basic science the particular med school has (b/c some medical schools only have 1 year or 1.5 years of basic science). I'll start it off, just from where I interviewed:

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    2 Years Basic Science
    2 Years Clerkship
    1st year - 9am to 5pm basically, although some
    days are 9am to 12pm.
    2nd year - 9am to 12pm

    University of Vermont
    1.5 years of Basic Science
    2.5 Years of Clerkship
    1st year - 9am to 5pm
    2nd year - 9am to 1pm
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  3. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator
    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
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    Well, here's what I have heard about the Kentucky schools:

    University of Kentucky
    2 years science
    8 - 12 with two 2 hour afternoon blocks of PBL per week

    University of Louisville
    2 years science
    8 - 5 (but most students told me it's usually more like 10 - 3 on most days)
  4. Vader

    Vader Dark Lord of the Sith
    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2001
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    Attending Physician
    UCSF's new curriculum:
    Essential Core (basic/clinical sciences) = ~1.5 years (2 hrs of lecture per day max, 24 hrs total class time per week, including lecture, lab, small group, PBL)
    Clinical Core (clerkships) = 1 yr (8 wk blocks, split by four 1-week intersessions)
    Electives/research = 1 yr
  5. ckent

    ckent Membership Revoked

    Jul 31, 2000
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    U Maryland, 1st and 2nd year, 8am- 12pm:
    ~2 hr lecture/ day
    ~2 hr lab/ small group/ day
    Once per week: Intro to clinical practice/ physical diagnosis (~2 hrs)
    Once per week: Problem Based Learning (~2 hrs)

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