My med school wanna start the yr in JulyWatch
My med school wanna start the new yr in July. How realistic is this? And is it fair?
Plenty of med schools usually start terms in early-mid August, and I know Year 5 students in HYMS usually start around the 3rd week in July, so it’s not really unprecedented even before the pandemic. Plus given the circumstances, I’m sure many med schools are under a fair amount of pressure to ensure sufficient time for essential modules and placements is still budgeted for without having to delay future cohorts of students being held back.
Not saying it doesn’t suck, sure everyone would rather have a long summer holiday - but I think given the limits of time and what needs to be completed throughout med school, it’s probably a more amenable alternative for most than placements over Xmas holidays or extending the course altogether.
On the other hand, it is possible we'll still be in some form of lockdown... but then you wouldn't get your summer holiday anyway.
Yeah seems fair to me in the circumstance.