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Students Disappointed by Lack of Non-SM Material on Step 1

Students Disappointed by Lack of Non-SM Material on Step 1

CHICAGO – The class of 2016 returned to campus this week excited for Phase 2, but many remain flustered from Step 1 and its vigorous preparation. There also seems to be residual confusion regarding the content of the exam.

“I was expecting Step 1 to be very different,” Alan Smith, a rising M3, told Flipside reporters. “I thought it was more difficult than all the practice questions I did. There was one question that was straight out of UWorld, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember what I needed to know. At the end of that section, I was ready for a writing section to appear so I could formulate a learning plan and explain my below benchmark rating for that question. I was kind of surprised I didn’t get that opportunity.”

It turns out that Step 1 doesn’t follow a competency based review and evaluation system like our own curriculum. It also turns out that certain aspects of our curriculum weren’t tested on at all, even though they comprised a significant portion of our in house exams.

One member of the class of 2016 says she outlined her boards studying around FSM 3.o.

“[…] I even studied HQPS. I had that confusing lecture about hopping over a fence to avoid gang violence all figured out. Not a single question about that or the risks involved in taking my younger brother to school.”

Feinberg students historically do well on boards, but it’s unfortunate that Step 1 doesn’t contain more of the non-SM work and busy work that we’re used to. If it did, our class average would be well into the 260’s.

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Confused M1 Thinks Competency Compass Actually Expanding

Confused M1 Thinks Competency Compass Actually Expanding

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FSM Unveils New Great Grand Stellated 120-Cell Competency Compass

FSM Unveils New Great Grand Stellated 120-Cell Competency Compass

CHICAGO – The Committee of Curriculum Renewal revealed new details yesterday about an upcoming change in Feinberg’s ever-evolving curriculum. In a recent press release, the Committee detailed their plans to change the Northwestern Competency Compass: “upon further reflection, we realized that we expect more from our graduates than a simple 8-point compass could ever represent, so we have jointly decided to launch an updated version that fully encompasses (pun intended) all the ideals we expect of our student body.” The Feinberg website has now been updated to reflect the changes, revealing for the first time the new 32-point Competency Compass (pictured below)

In a recent interview with certain committee members, one Dean explained the committee’s thought process behind the new compass. “We were beginning to feel limited by our 8 competencies, each one already has 3-8 subheadings. So we wanted to make things simpler for the class and produce a streamlined, easy-to-remember visualization of our many expectations.”

The administration isn’t ready to stop at 32. The Committee disclosed plans on the next update: “Well we know we are going to have trouble inserting new expectations into the new compass, so we’re exploring options to create a 3-dimensional polygonal compass with enough corners to fit future additions, something akin to a ‘star polychoron’, perhaps a ‘great grand stellated 120-cell’ (pictured top right), we just want to make sure we make things as easy as possible for students to digest.”

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