Town Hall MS2 - Shared screen with speaker view
Good Afternoon everyone. Thanks for joining us. Please be patient as we figure out the logistics. We have done 4 town halls today and learn something new each time. We will ask you to remain on mute and post your questions here in chat or raise your hand if you have a question. We will do a little house keeping and then address specific questions!
I'm feeling very serene
Will we still end GS on time?
Where are the questions for the exam coming from? NBME prep courses?
Will the final exam be built out of nbme questions or will the questions be written?
When can we expect that email pertaining to POM
Are we anticipating people will have to push their STEP 1 exams back?
If step1 gets pushed back, will we still be given time off from clinicals (1+ months) to study for the test whenever we take it?
I know we were supposed to do EPIC training and drug screens and track selections soon. Do you anticipate us being able to start 3rd year on time?
Do we have an idea when year round clinical assignments will be announced?
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When will we be receiving the email from Castle-branch to complete the drug test?
Dr. Pierre Banks
If you are participating in the Step 1 Mentor Program please reach out to your Mentor. They can help students with study plan adjustments as well
So will great syndromes be in progress at the time of the DHM final?
Will GS still be with the PA students?
Will Great Syndromes still have a final?
Will the POM 2 final still be an NBME exam since it is a subject exam and not customized?
One, thank you to everyone for you efforts in managing the difficult task of working out the logistics to keep classes rolling.My concern is related to communications. Would it be possible to have regularly scheduled updates, even if it's "we're still working on things." The rumor mill is causing undue confusion and stress.
Do we know what program we will be using to take the remote exams? Are there any special requirements for remote examination (such as computer requirements or environment requirements)?
I'm kind of curious as to how STEP may be pushed back but 3rd year will start at the same time, then we also cannot have certainty in drug screens and so on before rotations. I'm worried about stacking responsibilities and, as mentioned before, burnout. Could you organize these concerns in a sort of priority list? STEP, 3rd year, dedicated, and so on..
Regarding Daniel’s question—When people individually ask questions, and then share the information with the class via different platforms—of such, not everyone in the class is on—it causes unrest that some people are getting information and that the whole class isn’t being addressed. So perhaps if people ask individual questions to any of the administration via email, more than likely most of the class would like the information too. Blackboard discussion boards are great for to solve this, but we don’t have something like that with the administration.
I guess what I am asking is in terms of what is more likely to change and what/how students can prepare for as well, so thank you all so much for your work.
Will “Hybrid” tracks (ex: block 1 and 4 in galveston and blocks 2 and 3 in houston) be made available this upcoming year as they were last year?
I love the idea of us having a weekly Town Hall for this right now since the situation is ever-changing and the uncertainty does cause stress.
Are schools, including ours, lobbying to peed the transitions to a pass/fail Step 1this year, given the circumstances?
If step1 moves to pass/fail in the time we take it, what does UTMB recommend we do to keep ourselves competitive for residencies compared to BCM, UTSW, Yale, etc?
As far as DHM exams, could there be some communication from course directors on how to prepare for exams? Since the exam will no longer be NBME, resources will have to be different.
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Than you all for doing a Town Hall and trying to give us some transparency with the confusing situation
If we do end up having to push back STEP 1, could UTMB consider extending the amount of time we have access to UWorld's subscription?
I’m confused—if POM final is to be NBME, why is it that DHM final can’t be NBME too?
they only gave us until april
or whatever month we taking it*
DHM final could not be given as a subject exam?
Is there any update to the CBSE voucher?
if we have already taken NBME 21, will our voucher work for another exam?
Will the voucher have a deadline on when we can use it?
So you will still see our scores, Dr. Shields?
(And will maintain on some kind of tracking schedule—i.e. hit the same score we were told, and if that doesn’t happen have a third, etc.)
are the vouchers for the whole class?
Do we need to pay the 50$ to get the voucher
It is not the destination, it's the journey, the laps around the couch instead of the neighborhood. Thank you all for your time and hope we weren't as rough as the first years.
This was incredibly helpful. Thank you so much for making this happen.
This was very good! I would really appreciate regular town halls!
Thank you for answering all our questions and for setting up this virtual town hall!
This was great, please keep doing this in the future!
Big thank you to admin
Shasta says keep up the good work