Traditionally, non-traditionally prepared med students have equal success, US study finds

July 30, 2010

In a study comparing outcomes for 85 students in Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Humanities and Medicine Program with those of 606 traditionally prepared classmates from the graduating classes of 2004 through 2009, researchers found that their academic performance in medical school was equivalent. Overall, they ranked about the same in honours grades and in the percentage in the top quarter of the class. What most surprised the study's authors was that humanities students were more likely to devote a year to scholarly research. New York Times