"The learning is self-directed and provides plenty of free time for motivated students to learn independently. There are only 9 hours a week of formal class during the first two years."
"The way the PBL curriculum is conducted is amazing. Instead of getting a powerpoint and told exactly what information to regurgitate Mercer teaches you how to hypothesize and problem solve using resources. Going into third year I fully believe that the case based approach to learning has prepared to analyze and present my patients to attendings. Also we have oral exams that allow the chance to analyze and present a case that is representative of a specific system like having a patient with congestive heart failure in cardiology. This gives the chance to learn how to present and analyze a case in SOAP format in the preclinical years."
"The schedule during years 1 and 2 is very flexible and you can craft your own study plan."
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