UM: Senioritis

On U.S. News & World Report’s Paper Trail blog, reporter Jessica Calefati writes about a study that finds medical school students suffer from the same kind of slacker attitude known as “senior-itis” in high school. The post quotes Larry Gruppen, a UM professor of medical education: ”The problem of the fourth year is a pervasive one. When students are interviewing for a residency, it’s important, but schools see it as taking away from students’ educations. It has to be done, but it gets in the way of medical school . . . It all contributes to a widely felt frustration.” [Source]