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Students Return to Campus Excited to Learn New Ways to Complain about New Curriculum

Students Return to Campus Excited to Learn New Ways to Complain about New Curriculum

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Office of Admissions to Take Year Off, Cite Not Wanting to Hear Future Students Complain About New Curriculum

Office of Admissions to Take Year Off, Cite Not Wanting to Hear Future Students Complain About New Curriculum

WARD – The Class of 2016 was Feinberg’s most talented and diverse class yet and it appears it will stay that way for at least another year. A spokesperson for AWOME told Flipside reporters that the administration has decided to suspend all Medical Admission business for the Class of 2017.

This news comes at a time when M1 complaints about the new curriculum have subsided somewhat, but are still, well, at the level of being annoying.

“We just can’t stand it anymore,” one academic Dean, who wished to remain anonymous, explained to The Flipside in an exclusive interview. “The constant bickering and complaining is just becoming too much for us to handle mentally and we don’t want to endure another year of this, at least not right away.”

The plan is not to eliminate the new curriculum, but to eliminate next year’s M1 class altogether. That way, AWOME staff can take a break from “a bunch of new complainers,” as well as having to deal with two classes partaking in the new curriculum at one time.

“Don’t get me wrong, our Office of Admissions has done a terrific job,” the Dean added. “They deserve the time off.”

The school’s recent creation of student drop in sessions to create a time for students to voice their opinion was done so as to funnel all the complaints into a single session each week. This would limit the mental burden of AWOME.

“It hasn’t worked like we planned,” the Dean said. “Not only are they complaining at the drop in sessions, but they’re still complaining via email, in person, you name it.”

Amy Kleinfelter, an M2, is particularly upset about the decision. “I’m a tour guide. Where am I supposed to eat lunch now on Fridays?”

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New Curriculum to Be Replaced by One Giant Concept Map

New Curriculum to Be Replaced by One Giant Concept Map

AWOME – The M1 class at the Feinberg School of Medicine has been very outspoken regarding the new curriculum, or “FSM 3.0.” While there are certainly many advantages, increased clinical exposure for one, students have not been shy in pointing out areas that may need improvement.

“We’ve received a lot of feedback,” one member of the Augusta Webster Office of Medical Education told The Flipside. “Some of it constructive, some of it not so much.”

Initially, the administration was hesitant to make changes to their newly updated curriculum. However, recent complaints regarding post-exam review policies have swayed the administration to reevaluate FSM 3.0.

“We’re scrapping the new curriculum entirely,” Dean Fredrickson explained to The Flipside via email. “We were tired of getting emails from the M1s who were questioning our judgment. It’s time to try ‘Plan B.’”

Effective immediately, the curriculum will be replaced with a single concept map.

“We were really impressed by the student concept maps from the first block of PBL,” Dean Fredrickson wrote. “They seemed to really enjoy putting them together and we already know how useful concepts maps can be for retaining and later applying knowledge.”

The “all concept map” curriculum will still have the same number of class hours in a week, but will consist almost entirely of PBL. Each small group will be assigned one section of the curriculum to contribute to the master concept map. Anatomy lab will still take place, but only to “dissect” the intricacies, inevitable repetitions, and bad handwriting of said concept map. Once it’s completed, the students can stare at it for hours on end until Step 1.

One PBL instructor was extremely excited about the change. “This is the greatest thing to happen to medical education since EMERG.”

Several “gunners” have already prepared ways to excel at concept mapping. Sally Hunterburger plans to make hers in 3D, while Jim Jamestown thinks he found a way to make a concept map within a concept map.

“Concept map inceptionBWWWAAAA,” was Jamestown’s only comment.

When asked what he thought the students reactions to the change would be, Dean Fredrickson replied, “I don’t know, but I can tell you that they’ll find a way to complain about it.”

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