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pbl...what is it?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by CaptainJack02, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. CaptainJack02

    CaptainJack02 let's stir and shake
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    Could someone explain the concept of PBL. How is it different from lectures? Do you like it better than lectures, etc, etc.
     
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  3. UCLA2000

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    You walk into a class with a group of anywhere from 7-12 students (depending on the school). They hand you a case (here's an overly simplified one)

    ex. a 25 y.o female walks into the ER with pain in the upper right quadrant of her abdomen. She has rebound tenderness..yada yada...

    Her temperature is 102 degrees, her blood pressure is 140/90
    she is sweating profusely, and her pulse is 24bpm.

    A blood test reveals elevated white blood cells, etc.
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    You do some research and discuss the case.
     
  4. DW

    DW Fix me some sandwiches
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    hey ucla2000,

    you guys at upenn, is it a mix of traditional and pbl, mostly pbl, how would describe the curriculum? like say, relative to cornell, where they were in lecture maybe 10 hours a week, how often are you in lecture?

    not that, ya know, penn is interviewing me yet or anything :rolleyes:
     
  5. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse The luckiest man
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    Try a search and you should find a recent discusion about pbl.
     
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