TCU & TWU - front loaded or not?

  1. TCU and TWU students: Is your school considered "front loaded". I am a few years away from applying, but I keep reading about this description. From what I have read, front loaded means that clinicals are integrated into your education from the 1st semester -- correct?

    I have checked each school's websites, but I did not notice this terminology used (maybe I missed it).


    Thanks for your input,
    lifeLONGstudent
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  3. by   jenniek
    Front loaded means that you have class room time before you start clinicals in the OR. At TWU, you complete one year of class time before starting clinicals. Integrated programs incorporate clinical time early in the program.
  4. by   lifeLONGstudent
    Quote from jenniek
    Front loaded means that you have class room time before you start clinicals in the OR. At TWU, you complete one year of class time before starting clinicals. Integrated programs incorporate clinical time early in the program.

    I just rechecked websites and both TWU/TCU have clinicals in phase II (second year), so I guess they are both 'front loaded'.

    Thanks for defining the terminology.
    lifeLONGstudent

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