Town Hall MS3 - Shared screen with speaker view
OK hold on I've been having audio issues
I did not get the memo
Is there any news about the software that NBME will be using for security?
for their exams?
Preston - UTMB
Can you explain why the surgery shelf exam was moved up by one week?
Preston - UTMB
What about in regards to our current fourth year schedule structure? Will our third year clerkships bleed into our fourth year?
I understand if you don't now at this time :)
From another student: What is the absence policy if a student contracts COVID-19?
for pedi they moved our shelf up too. does that mean we will start the next section a week early?
since over 50% of the OB and Psych was completed, will there be clinical aspects of those rotations needed to be completed in 4th year?
I think the student was mainly concerned about the fact COVID-19 is not going to be eradicated by the time we return to on-site clerkship activities.
Has there been any consensus on whether or not rotations are definitely P/F now? Second question: how should we approach MSPE comments from the clerkships we were in the middle of before we were suspended? Thank you so much!!
Thank you @Jessica
Can timing flexibility be considered for "bleed over" clinical time into fourth year to allow for students who have an AI/Neuro/other requirements during the first few periods to allow them to stay in those courses? (ex. if we have an AI or Neuro periods 1-3, can we choose to do clinical work for surgery/obgyn/etc. during later periods?)
for Pedi right now we are still logging in NI for the virtual components we complete. But we may still have to complete some % of the clerkship in a clinical setting regardless of how much of the NI logs we complete? (just want to make sure I understand)
Will Dr. Farr be joining this meeting?
From another student: For students that are behind and need to make up clerkships, how would that look with this bundled didactics/clinical model? I know everything’s up in the air right now and there might not be a definitive answer. Ex: would we be able to move into didactics for our next core clerkship we need to make up?
Gotcha - thank you! 😊
wait, I am confused… so we are going to P/F for the intra-COVID components or that is still TBD?
@Kim, Dr. Woods and Dr. Farr has previously stated that the MSPE will have a visually obvious delineation (e.g. a paragraph explaining COVID circumstances preceding grades affected by COVID) between the pre- and intra-COVID clerkships.
Will the online/virtual components of 3rd year clerkships still occupy the entirety of previously schedule course dates? ie: OB/GYN starts Monday and is scheduled to last 6 weeks. Will online content occupy all 6 weeks or can we expect it to be condensed? (since we will likely have to dedicate weeks of time to make up the clinical component 4th year)
what about people scheduling away rotations? in terms of the clinical requirements at the beginning of the year.
@Eunice: yes! I saw that. Just wanted to see if there was an update. Thank you!
Is the "bundling" of didactic component perhaps why shelf exams are being moved up?
does online content being shorter mean shelves are earlier?
Thanks so much!
So then we will transition to our next clinical early?
Right after our shelf?
Okay, thank you!
since over 50% of the OB and Psych was completed, will there be clinical aspects of those rotations needed to be completed in 4th year? We were told they are P/F as of now
In regards to Genevieve's question about away rotations, are you unsure if UTMB will be accepting away students or if UTMB will not let their own students complete away rotations elsewhere?
who do we reach out to regarding financial hardship? asking for a friend…
You can reach out to Carol Cromie if you are experiencing financial hardship
With the future curriculum still up in the air, should we still apply to away rotations for the fall?
probably too early to say but do we expect period 1 to be affected?
what about step 2
I am scheduled for step 2 in period 1 so does that mean I should reschedule?
Could you overlap online didactic material from two separate clerkships at same time since it is more flexible, this way we would have more time open to do the on-site clinical portions of the perspective rotations, when they resume?
I also signed up for my CS in period 1, but given the delay of ICEE does this mean I need to reschedule it for after we complete the ICEE and receive word we have passed it?
Dr. Pierre W. Banks
If any of you have concerns about shelf exam being moved up and want assistance with planning schedule an appointment with ASCC at https://bit.ly/asccappt
What can I do during an upcoming elective period if I the elective I’m signed up for will most likely be cancelled?
Step 2 cs isn’t very pandemic friendly considering some of us may have to travel. Is there any word as to if they will push back the exam requirement to a later date? All the cs dates are taken up until December so we don’t really have options to reschedule
Thank you so much for your constant communication!
Preston - UTMB
Thank you to administration for all of your hard work!
Thank you for your hard work!!
Thank you for all your hard work!
thank you so much!