This Program is intense and multi-faceted and will require a substantial time investment in order to reap the intended value and practical education. We encourage our students to think of SAFM as being similar to a masters degree experience.
The semester schedule suggests weekly study blocks of 2-2.5 hours each.
(1) the Standard schedule is built around a 44-week semester. It suggests 3 study blocks each week (approx. 7 hrs./week).
(2) The Accelerated schedule is built around a 31-week semester. It suggests 4-5 study blocks each week (about 8-10 hrs./week).
Individuals with minimal science background may wish to devote more time. Before registering for our programs, it is important to ensure you are prepared to devote consistently the time required to learn the material without creating any ongoing stress of overwhelm.