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Writing papers/class presentations...normal?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Yesssss, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Yesssss

    Yesssss 2+ Year Member

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    Just out of curiosity, is there anyone attending a medical school that has coursework heavily relying on writing papers and/or conducting class presentations?
    Is this a normal activity found in curriculum throughout a vast majority of medical schools or is my school acting rather unique (in regard to this form of learning)?
     
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  3. cliquesh

    cliquesh 10+ Year Member

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    Presentations are normal. Papers are abnormal.
     
  4. VisceralFlame

    VisceralFlame Pediatric Resident 2+ Year Member

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    We had to write a few reflections related to volunteering projects, but that's it so far. I have had to do a few presentations though
     
  5. pattr

    pattr Physician 7+ Year Member

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    Yes, it's normal.
     
  6. NeuroLAX

    NeuroLAX Discere faciendo 2+ Year Member

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    I haven't had to do any presentations, but I wrote a brief paper first semester - like one page. That's it. We're required to keep a journal about our volunteer experiences but that isn't due til the end of this semester. I hate busy work, especially at a time when we are all stressing about boards and class. But I digress...
     
  7. seap3

    seap3 Physician 7+ Year Member

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    Very few presentations or papers at DMU. Usually only for classes like Ethics or other non-science/non-systems classes. I think I can only remember a few in the 1st 2 yrs.
     
  8. darktooth

    darktooth 2+ Year Member

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    wazzap
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2014
  9. cabinbuilder

    cabinbuilder Urgent Care Physician Physician 10+ Year Member

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    never did a presentation, never did a paper
     
  10. cliquesh

    cliquesh 10+ Year Member

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    You will likely have to give many presentations throughout your career. Might as well get use to it now.
     
  11. darktooth

    darktooth 2+ Year Member

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    concavity
     
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  12. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

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    Concur. We faculty are addicted to standardized testing.

     

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