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The Structural Basis of Medical Practice (SBMP) - Human Gross Anatomy, Radiology, and Embryology

The College of Medicine at The Pennsylvania State University


[ Structural Basis of Medical Practice ]

National Averages for Courses in Human Gross Anatomy

(Based on responses from 102 American Medical Schools -- University of Texas)

 

NATIONAL AVR.

PSU/COM

% OF AVR.

When is gross anatomy taught?

Yr-1 Fall - 80%

Yr-1 Fall

NA

Length of course

16.9 Weeks

11 Weeks

65%

Number of contact hours

181.9

154

85%

Class size

131.1

approx. 100

76%

Percent contact hours used for lecture

46.70%

25%

54%

Contact hours per week in lecture

4

4

100%

Does the course have a laboratory?

Yes - 100%

Yes

100%

Laboratory contact hours

141

111

78%

Contact hours per week in laboratory

8.8 hrs

10 hrs

114%

Students per dissection table

4.8

4

83%

% of grade determined by written exams

52.50%

50

95%

% of grade determined by practical exams

47.1

50

106%

% of students who fail the course

4.20%

< 1%

24%



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