This question goes out to all current med students at SABA (or alum at SABA):
What's the PACE like at SABA in terms of lecture material. From my understanding, there are exams every 3rd Monday, but are these "block" exams or individual tests (ie. anatomy, histology, etc). Also, while on the topic, are these exams/midterms multiple choice (if so, how many options) or short answer?
Do people find it difficult to keep up with lecture material and textbook reading? How are the lectures presented? With so many midterms, it's almost as though you learn something one day, and then you have to understand & memorize, and then you have a test another day...or is it not that bad?
Also, could someone please clarify the basic sciences time line...
sept 07 - dec 07 = sem I
jan 08 - apr 08 = sem II
may 08 - aug 08 = sem III
sept 08 - dec 08 = sem IV
jan 09 - may 09 = sem V
So, when do people usually write their USMLE I? Is there enough time? When do clincials usually start?
thanks in advance!