Last week a video came my way via ZDoggMD, a popular blog by doctors who are not me.
In a typical PBL, the students meet regularly in small groups. On Monday they begin with clinical aspects of a case. The process involves finding information and researching relevant topics to “solve” the diagnosis and /or a treatment dilemma. Over the course of each week the students move forward, working through a hypothetical patient’s history, physical exam and lab studies to the nitty-gritty of molecules, genes and cells implicated in a disease process.
It’s a lot of fun, usually.
The video was uploaded in February, 2007. It’s attributed to a group of med students at the University of Pittsburgh, class of 2009.