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Feinberg Bane Only Student “Promoted with Distinction”

Feinberg Bane Only Student “Promoted with Distinction”

AWOME – The results of the Phase 1 portfolio review were released by the Portfolio Review Committee earlier this week. The individualized feedback was originally promised to be delivered about four weeks prior and, as a result, the Committee received a below benchmark rating in PBMR-5 (arrives on time) from the students.

The class of 2016 was originally informed that each competency would be graded on a scale from “requires remediation” to “promoted with distinction” and that this information would be reported to residency  programs in the future. That decision was quickly rescinded, as the Committee cited concerns over Phase 1’s pass/fail policy. In recent days, it has been reported that such a decision has been upheld, but with one minor modification.

“We are delighted to promote the first members of our new curriculum into Feinberg’s clinical years and wish them continued success,” a spokesman for AWOME said in a press conference Tuesday. “We expect that the students that have been ‘promoted’ will begin their clerkships in May and June. Despite our earlier promise to only award the distinction of ‘promotion,’ our Portfolio Review Committee has decided to award one exemplary student with the “promotion with distinction” label.

Sources close to the The Flipside have confirmed that this medical student is none other than Feinberg Bane, a known member of the League of Shadows. He was “promoted with distinction” in all competencies, as early reports suggest he received ratings of “9” in all evaluations submitted to date.

“It doesn’t surprise me,” Adriana Nabakov, member of the class of 2016, disclosed to The Flipside. “The administration has adopted him as the defender of the new curriculum, so of course they like him. Plus, his PBL presentations were always pretty awesome I guess. And those cookies he made for his small groups were like nothing I’ve ever tasted. Delicious! You know what, he deserves the honor.”

Fellow student Alan Harpington wasn’t so quick to give Bane accolades.

“Oh, please. Bane thinks he’s so smart, that he knows everything. Always looking for ways to be a gunner. He’s no better than the rest of us.”

At press time, Alan Harpington was reported missing. He has not been seen on campus since early Tuesday morning.

*****UPDATE*****

AWOME has confirmed that Feinberg Bane will graduate with the MD class of 2014 in the upcoming Feinberg commencement. School officials cited his impeccable portfolio review as the reason for his early graduation.

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Feinberg Students Still Recovering From “Flash Plenary”

Feinberg Students Still Recovering From “Flash Plenary”

HUGHES AUDITORIUM – Many Feinberg first-year students were still recuperating over the Thanksgiving vacation after the events of a recent “Flash Plenary.” Course directors shocked students with an impromptu plenary during classes the week before the last Foundations exam.

Students who were expecting a second lecture on Anti-Infectives the Friday before the exam were taken aback when the lecturer left Hughes Auditorium. Their shock deepened as Dr. Garcia stood up, microphone in hand, in the middle of the auditorium and announced that an additional plenary would take the place of that day’s final lecture.

Course directors had been scattered throughout Hughes, some pretending to sit in on the previous lectures, others checking Facebook on their laptops to blend in with the crowd.

“I remember wondering why Dr. Garcia was sitting at the front of the lecture hall,” said a traumatized M1. “The next thing I knew I was looking at a PowerPoint slide of the Competency Compass and she had taken the podium.”

A representative from the FSM 3.0 curriculum committee explained this teaching modality will be used to reinforce learning during Phase 1 of the new curriculum. “We really believe shock and surprise will help students internalize the information that is being presented in all threads of the curriculum,” said one Dean. “And I don’t want to give away too much, but it’s possible the ‘Flash Plenary’ technique could make a reprise in later years as well.”

Students will be asked to carry their clickers with them during their clinical rotations in Phases 2 and 3.

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