A new semester is added to the SJSM curriculum. I got word that the administration will be adding a new semester to the basic science courses before letting us go to study for the USMLE Step 1. An 8-week semester is added right after MD4 in Chicago in one of the affiliated hospitals to train the students for clinicals in a hospital setting where there will constant interactions between the students and the patients. I had no idea this was coming, but the administration told the students today. So therefore, there will be and MD5 class group. I really hope they don’t charge us much because there is enough expenses as it is. And I’m not from Illinois so I have to look for housing in Chicago for my MD4 semester.