FOCUS ON OUR ALUMNI
The program continues to have success. Students who participated in
the program in 2015 displayed the highest increase in Medical College
Admission Test scores, surpassing previously tested MEDPATH students
by 10 points. Program officials credit the incorporation of concept
mapping into the curriculum.
Concept mapping is a learning technique developed by Dr. John Pelley,
professor of medical education at the Texas Tech University School of
Medicine. “This tool offers a way to organize and verify what a student
is learning,” says Goldsberry, “in that it assists students in effective note
review and contributes to effective reading.” Since 2013 the program also
continues to provide ongoing support to MEDPATH students who have
entered the Ohio State College of Medicine, she says.
2006 MEDPATH alumna Mary Ackenbom, MD ’ 10 says the program
has had a significant impact on her career now as a fellow in female
pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.
“I attribute my professional success today to the foundation that was
created during my participation in MEDPATH,” she says. “I’m so grateful to
have been a part of the program.”
The first week of MEDPATH orientation includes sessions in learning strategies and test taking.
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