A Typical Week

This is what a typical week looks like for the first-year medicine class. Now, we use the word “typical” despite the fact that we are currently living in atypical times — most of our classes transitioned to a hybrid format, and thus your day to day schedule may differ. For your reference, we have provided examples of a typical week in QMed from this school year, with a mix of in-person classes and on-line classes ("DIL"s). 

The exact schedule of classes varies from week to week in order to accommodate the schedules of lecturers, but the time commitment for classes each day remains relatively consistent. We generally have classes from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM with an hour off for lunch from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Lunch is a great time to relax and hang out with classmates, and it is also when tons of interest groups host talks and workshops. We have two half days off per week, which alternate times but often fall on Friday afternoons in addition to one other day.

Throughout the week, we engage in a variety of different learning styles including lectures, case-based discussions in small group learning sessions, peer-led labs, and physician facilitated teaching sessions. We also start our clinical skills class, which involves working with standardized and volunteer patients under the supervision of physicians, in our very first week. This way, students are exposed to a variety of learning styles and given the opportunity to work with many different groups of their peers.

2022/23 School Year