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    Can current students comment on the quality of faculty at AUA? Teaching styles, methods, office hours, etc?


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    they are all pretty good and if you stay on top of your game you can pull 99s easily
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    Quote Originally Posted by rahulb View Post
    they are all pretty good and if you stay on top of your game you can pull 99s easily
    Thats encouraging!

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    One thing I can say very positive about AUA is their faculty. Anatomy prof's are from decent to amazing. biochem is a little weak, but thankfully the textbook is amazing. neuro teacher can teach one of Med schools hardest classes in about 45 mins a week, twice a week, for 15 weeks. I find it hard to think you could find anyone better even in U.S. schools. Pathology teachers are some of the brightest I have ever seen, I think they both read the textbook everyday. Behavioral teacher is really good, but very diagnostic oriented (good for practice, but deviates from step prep). Micro teacher makes a subject with a lot of memorizing very easy somehow, she brings out every key point in this subject. (if she doesnt mention it, then you probably dont need to know it,. And if she does then you definitely do for step) ICM unfortunately is slacking a bit do to a teacher who thinks she knows everything and knows nothing... there are other excellent profs in ICM but they do not control the course. The pharm teacher is also pretty nice... the only gripe I had with him was that he goes really slow when he has time and then when is busy he will rush through everything. Overall though this faculty can easily prep you for a 220+ on step (if u go to class). also take into consideration I very rarely support anything AUA has to offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwanabmd View Post
    One thing I can say very positive about AUA is their faculty. Anatomy prof's are from decent to amazing. biochem is a little weak, but thankfully the textbook is amazing. neuro teacher can teach one of Med schools hardest classes in about 45 mins a week, twice a week, for 15 weeks. I find it hard to think you could find anyone better even in U.S. schools. Pathology teachers are some of the brightest I have ever seen, I think they both read the textbook everyday. Behavioral teacher is really good, but very diagnostic oriented (good for practice, but deviates from step prep). Micro teacher makes a subject with a lot of memorizing very easy somehow, she brings out every key point in this subject. (if she doesnt mention it, then you probably dont need to know it,. And if she does then you definitely do for step) ICM unfortunately is slacking a bit do to a teacher who thinks she knows everything and knows nothing... there are other excellent profs in ICM but they do not control the course. The pharm teacher is also pretty nice... the only gripe I had with him was that he goes really slow when he has time and then when is busy he will rush through everything. Overall though this faculty can easily prep you for a 220+ on step (if u go to class). also take into consideration I very rarely support anything AUA has to offer.

    What do you think is the single most important thing for new students to be succesful in MED1 (I know studying is top of the list). Do you find study groups to be helpful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwanabmd View Post
    One thing I can say very positive about AUA is their faculty. Anatomy prof's are from decent to amazing. biochem is a little weak, but thankfully the textbook is amazing. neuro teacher can teach one of Med schools hardest classes in about 45 mins a week, twice a week, for 15 weeks. I find it hard to think you could find anyone better even in U.S. schools. Pathology teachers are some of the brightest I have ever seen, I think they both read the textbook everyday. Behavioral teacher is really good, but very diagnostic oriented (good for practice, but deviates from step prep). Micro teacher makes a subject with a lot of memorizing very easy somehow, she brings out every key point in this subject. (if she doesnt mention it, then you probably dont need to know it,. And if she does then you definitely do for step) ICM unfortunately is slacking a bit do to a teacher who thinks she knows everything and knows nothing... there are other excellent profs in ICM but they do not control the course. The pharm teacher is also pretty nice... the only gripe I had with him was that he goes really slow when he has time and then when is busy he will rush through everything. Overall though this faculty can easily prep you for a 220+ on step (if u go to class). also take into consideration I very rarely support anything AUA has to offer.
    not sure how true it is, but this might be Dr. G's last semester teaching neuro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdiego View Post
    What do you think is the single most important thing for new students to be succesful in MED1 (I know studying is top of the list). Do you find study groups to be helpful?
    I never found study groups all that helpful unless I had already studied the material and prepared on my own beforehand. It's definitely beneficial to review and quiz each other in the days leading up to an exam. There are things you might have overlooked when you were studying that can come up when you are reviewing with friends, but I wouldn't recommend study groups for general daily studying as they usually get sidetracked/off-topic. Everyone's different though....some people swear by the study group.

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