Description: This is an introduction on the Lake Erie college of osteopathic medical school and the problem-based learning system which is different from other medical schools.
I am a first year osteopathic medical student at Lake Erie College of osteopathic medicine. I’m currently in a little town called Bradenton which is next to the the west coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Lake Erie College is the biggest Theo school in America and they have three different branches, two of the branches are found in Pennsylvania and ones found in Bradenton.
I’ve just finished my third week of medical school, now I’m going into my fourth week. Here I learn through a PBL system, which is a problem-based learning, instead of the traditional lecture-based learning system. We read the textbooks from front to back and based off of the knowledge we learned through the text books, we apply it to case studies.
Our classes are divided into different small groups, and each group meet with each other in a certain amount of times during the week, and every time we meet up, we have a faculty member there to facilitate the discussion over the case. And then we get tested often, we do half traditional lectures as well. For example, we learn anatomy for the first ten weeks of this semester, and it is almost all lecture based, so we have that class at least every other day for two to three hours.
The clinical examination is also lecture based and the osteopathic principle and practice classes is half lecture based, half lab based. Other than that, there’s nothing different from other osteopathic medical schools.
So I will update my medical school journey later and maybe answer a couple of questions. Please subscribe and comment below.