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Step 1: Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

(Subject to change)

In keeping our programs small we are able to focus on each student’s progress throughout the program.

No lectures, all higher-order thinking using an active-classroom learning style. 

Our days are divided into three main components:

  1. Pharmacology and Microbiology Drills. (Offered in both the 4-week and 6.5- week program)
  2. ★System Based Supplemental Instruction® (SBSI) replaces the traditional lecture style of reviewing the Basic Sciences. Here students analyze and explore complex and fundamental high- yield topics. During this time we review the Systems, Biochemistry, Immunology, Pathology, Physiology, Biostats, and other high yield topics. (Offered in the 6.5-week program only)
  3. Question Group: during these sessions we teach students how to identify the different variables that are tested when answering board-style questions. These variables include but are not limited to: knowledge integration, critical thinking, and comprehension.   (Offered in the 4-week and 6.5-week program).

 

★System Based Supplemental Instruction® (SBSI)

(Offered in the 6.5-week program only)

Supplemental Instruction has proven results in:

  • enabling students to increase long-term retention
  • develop strategies for understanding and comprehending the material
  • develop strategies for grasping more challenging areas of study
  • allows the student, together with the SI Instructor, to pinpoint areas where the student still needs assistance in understanding the material
  • enables students to master course content while they develop and integrate effective learning and study strategies

The difference between the 4-week and 6.5-week programs:

Our traditional 6-week program incorporates more review of content and the application and integration of knowledge into the questions.  A lot of homework is scheduled after class is dismissed.  

Our 4-week program only reviews knowledge as it pertains to the questions we do in class, no supplemental review is offered. This program is designed for students who have a stronger knowledge base and are needing a better approach to board-style questions to increase their scores. Students report higher score increases within the first week, even in their weaker areas. Less homework is scheduled than the 6-week program. (Subject to change). 

To accomplish the full benefit of our program students are required to attend all sessions and complete homework daily. 

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