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University of Vermont Medical School to Eliminate Lectures Completely by 2019


Washington Post, Research confirms that retention after a lecture is about 10% and "taking notes from 'a sage on a stage' isn't as effective as other ways to absorb information. Instead, medical schools across the country are experimenting with various forms of 'active learning' - dividing students into small groups and having them solve problems or answer questions. In addition to improving retention, the approach more closely mimics the way work is accomplished in the real world."

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