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Tales of the Weird – From UD’s own George Washington University.

Dig: The chair of GW’s physician assistant program

did not teach two out of three semesters of a course on evidence-based medicine during the 2009-2010 school year. In … letters, obtained by The Associated Press, the students claim they were never told why the classes weren’t taught and that they were all given “A” grades.

LOL! What was this chick thinking? Can this story be accurate?? Let’s see if Rate My Professors has anything on just-resigned Venetia Orcutt… No. But here’s her webpage at her last job and it’s got two teaching awards listed!

Think about her teaching method. It’s so simple, so ingeniously, brilliantly simple. A simple transaction. Goes like this.

You pay GW tuition.

I give you an A.

You keep your trap shut about it because you’ve never been offered a better deal than full credit and a guaranteed A for NOTHING. NADA. See me wave you away from my office with an imperial flick of my wrist. Off with you! Go and sin no more and I shall put an A on your grade sheet…

No but maybe not so brilliant. Recall the expression there’s one in every crowd. In every crowd there’s some spoiler, some petit morceau de merde who absolutely must follow the rules blah blah. Or maybe even worse there’s some freak who wants to learn something about being a physician assistant before beginning a physician assistant job search. Clearly these sorts of people are going to rat on you.

Margaret Soltan, November 7, 2011 6:44PM
Posted in: professors

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2 Responses to “Tales of the Weird – From UD’s own George Washington University.”

  1. Polish Peter Says:

    The personal details section on the webpage linked above contains the following rich tidbit:
    “… is demonstrated by her previous involvement in the development of the Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool (PACKRAT)…”
    I have nothing against packrats, but it’s quite a silly acronym.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Polish Peter: LOL.

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