College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Didactic Lecture

Didactic lectures play a very important role at Western University, COMP. It is the philosophy of the anatomy faculty and researchers at COMP that the face-to-face engagement between the lecturer and student/trainee creates deeper information processing sometimes called cognitive embellishment. There is evidence that when people have to generate information that is important, they tend to have a better memory for things more deeply processed.  We believe that the interchange between students and faculty during a lecture is the nexus of critical thinking. We believe that our student/trainees are entitled to be exposed to many didactic lectures with faculty who will challenge you to think critically, use previous and acquire new resources, and challenge known dogma of the topic at hand.