ECBD Meeting Upate: 9/18/12
1) Class size increase.
The school’s goal is to increase class size from 160 to 184 by the fall of 2014 with potential to expand to 200 in coming years. This holds many challenges, though, since the current facilities and faculty are already maxed out. Among the major points that were brought up for expansion were the need for more faculty to proctor small groups and the potential need for more laboratory space for microbiology and pathology labs. Dr. Michaels has made it very clear to the medical school administration that our goal is to maintain at least the same level of student experience and that if we continue to add students, there will likely need to be major revisions in the way that we do things.
2) Review of B&L and D&D blocks.
The blocks were reviewed, looking primarily at student performance and student feedback. Among the major discussions was an evaluation of computerized testing and the implications for the future. There is a faculty movement to build a computerized testing facility on campus, complete with proctors, so this could be a good step into the digital age.
Step I Committee
The Step I Committee was formed to give the Class of 2015 every resource possible to be successful on Step I. Whether your goal is to find out more about the exam, get help organizing your materials, or figure out the best study materials, they are there to help! For more information about the committee, email Ryan Best.
The Step I Committee is pleased to announce its first event. Save the date!
11/10 - Ed 1 1300, 3:00pm. Introduction to Step I and Anatomy Review.
The Philanthropy Committee has a bunch of exciting events planned! Would you like to get involved? Email Rebecca Thomson or any of the leaders of these great events:
10/27 - Chili Cook Off Fundraiser. 12:00-1:00pm Ed 2 South Lobby. Rebecca Thomson
11/2 - Blood Drive at Children’s Hospital. Paul Pukurdpol