Vet Med New Curriculum: Video Transcript
Student 1: I would describe the new integrated curriculum as collaborative. [text on screen:
collaborative] Student 2: Fast paced. [text on screen: fast
paced] Student 3: Very adventurous. [text on screen:
adventurous] Student 4: Complete student engagement. [text
on screen: complete student engagement] Student 1: Experiential. [text on screen:
experiential] Student 2: Hands on. [text on screen: hands
on] Student 3: Hands on experience.
Student 4: A little hairy at times. [text on screen: a little hairy]
Student 1: Rewarding. [text on screen: rewarding] Student 4: Integrated, I mean, defines everything.
[text on screen: Integrated] Student 2: You get to see so many more clinical
cases when you come in as a first year and as a second year. [text on screen: 8 weeks
in year one, 7 weeks in year two, 30 possible rotations]
Student 1: I think for any of us, uh the most exciting part about clinics is being able
to work with a clinician or a fourth year student who is really interested in teaching
us what they know. Student 3: Students are not just casual observers
watching a lecture, but they’re actively engaged in the process.
Student 1: Really the clinicians are the best teachers because they’ve been there and
they’ve done it and they can explain it really, really well and really simply, and
that always helps us. Student 4: With the help of all the faculty,
I can’t say enough about the faculty here. It pushed me in the direction of wanting to
work with these guys [horses] and um, I don’t know…I couldn’t be happier.
Student 1: It’s putting veterinary school in the context of real world veterinary medicine,
and it gives us a big picture look at why what we’re learning is important and how
the knowledge will be applied in the future. Student 3: The amount of material is like
trying to drink form a fire hose. It is enormous and you have to keep up, but if you keep up,
it is completely doable and because it is integrated, you can really see the big picture.
[text on screen: Come See the Big Picture at vetmed.illionois.edu. See More]