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#1 Bawgg

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 02:43 AM

Hello all. I had a question I wanted to ask you guys. What's the pre clerkship schedule like at MAM? Are all classes mandatory to attend or can you attend some online? Also, I was told that it's the same lecturer who lecture at bith campuses, can some explain? Thank you

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:33 PM

The pre-clerkship schedule is a bit different since this past year since UofT has adopted its new curriculum. In brief, it is a combination of CBL, lecture (3-5 hours per week) as well as seminars and tutorials. All of the small group sessions are mandatory. The lectures are not. Since I am not in 1st year, I can't really comment on the attendance in those lectures, but there is the option to watch them online (not live, they are posted the same evening) if you need/want to miss them. I believe the new curriculum also includes Wednesdays "off" for other non-curriculum stuff.

 

The lecturer is either at MAM, or St. George, and the lectures are live-stream video conferenced to the other campus. It is interactive and there are cameras and microphones set up to so that both campuses can contribute to any discussions. The best way to get an understanding of how this works is to actually visit the MAM campus. Most of the time, us at MAM, don't even notice that the lecturer isn't directly in front of us.

 

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#3 Bawgg

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 02:55 AM

Yes it does. Thank you, I would like to know in much more detail how this new curriculum is run. I should book an appointment with a student. Thank you for your help

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:50 PM

The pre-clerkship schedule is a bit different since this past year since UofT has adopted its new curriculum. In brief, it is a combination of CBL, lecture (3-5 hours per week) as well as seminars and tutorials. All of the small group sessions are mandatory. The lectures are not. Since I am not in 1st year, I can't really comment on the attendance in those lectures, but there is the option to watch them online (not live, they are posted the same evening) if you need/want to miss them. I believe the new curriculum also includes Wednesdays "off" for other non-curriculum stuff.

 

The lecturer is either at MAM, or St. George, and the lectures are live-stream video conferenced to the other campus. It is interactive and there are cameras and microphones set up to so that both campuses can contribute to any discussions. The best way to get an understanding of how this works is to actually visit the MAM campus. Most of the time, us at MAM, don't even notice that the lecturer isn't directly in front of us.

 

Hope that helps.

 

^Yup I can confirm what was said above is all correct (i'm in the 1st year class at st george). There isn't really any difference in terms of schedule at MAM vs downtown, except the location. Typically, we have lectures monday morning (not mandatory) and some thursday mornings/friday afternoons. Sometimes the Thursday/Friday lectures are mandatory but not every week. That being said, I've noticed this term that most of the students at MAM will attend the non-mandatory lectures, while maybe 50% at St. george will attend.

 

Tuesday mornings we have anatomy lab (mandatory) and Tuesday afternoon it depends on the week, but it's often mandatory as well. Other mandatory sessions are CBL on monday/thursday afternoon and clinical skills on Friday morning (at the hospitals). Wednesdays we don't have classes but I think most of us still do work to prepare for Thursday classes (or some will do shadowing/research). 



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 04:38 PM

Thank you so much for the info guys. If I had to comment on my undergraduate education, I would say that the absolute biggest waste of time is going to lectures. I know how i learn and it's not by watching a guy talk in a lecture hall. I was afraid that most of my time would be spend in lectures instead of me actively learning the material. But I see that we have enough days off and also have the option of skipping lectures :P. Sounds good.




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