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Why a Smaller Student-to-Faculty Ratio is Better

December 18, 2018
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  Did you know that the student-teacher ratio at Saint James is 10:1? When searching for a medical school, smaller class sizes might not be at the top of a student’s list of must-haves, but the benefits are significant.  

Making a connection:

You never want to get lost in the crowd. With fewer students in your classes, it’s easier for you to make an impression and connect on a personal level with your professors. This is especially beneficial when you are looking for recommendations in the future.  

Getting help:

If you went to a large college for your undergrad, you know that getting help from your professor means signing up for office hours and sometimes that wait can be weeks. At a smaller school, you know your professors and they know you, which makes it much easier to get the assistance you need. Plus, with a smaller class, the professors can pinpoint your learning style and help to tailor the instruction to what works for you.  

Better instruction:

According to U.S. News & World Report, one benefit of attending a smaller school is learning from the actual professor. At larger universities, teaching assistants take on many of the instructing responsibilities, but at smaller schools, you get direct access to their medical knowledge and expertise.   These are just a few of the many reasons it’s better to attend a school with a smaller student-teacher ratio. Discover even more reasons why SJSM is a smart choice for your medical education, call 800-542-1553.
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