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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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FSM Thanks Guinea Pig M1s by Enlisting them in Forced Labor

FSM Thanks Guinea Pig M1s by Enlisting them in Forced Labor

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CHICAGO – The ongoing AOSC funding debacle rages on at the Feinberg School of Medicine. It appears that students will not be financially compensated for their required summer projects.

“We’ve already sacrificed enough, at least I think so,” M1 Roger Halperton told The Flipside via phone interview. “We’ve put up with the lack of organization, not being able to see our tests, etc. I know we knew the risks of coming to a school starting a new curriculum, but by not paying us this summer [for AOSC research], we’re more or less doing forced labor.”

Students will be offered additional loans as compensation, but that’s not really the issue at hand.

“I pay a lot of money to come to this school,” an anonymous M1 informed a Flipside staff reporter. “So, my point is, why am I paying more money to do more work? Yes, I benefit in that I have the opportunity to do research, but the school and hospital benefit as well.”

The lack of money is certainly unfortunate. Who knows what will upset the M1 class next? Perhaps FSM will take the “guinea pig” logo to heart and make us run in hamster wheels to power the school. That would be actual forced labor. On the bright side, that could be a better use of our time then sitting through two hours of HQPS. Someone should bring this up at the next review panel meeting.

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Feinberg Students Cure Cancer After Working with Marshmallow Bridge

Feinberg Students Cure Cancer After Working with Marshmallow Bridge

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