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    Dear old (in rotations) and current IAU students,

    Can you please provide insight on the whole case-based approach??

    OLD:
    1. Was it a waste of time?
    2. Is it true that... it doesn't help on the Step 1?
    3. Don't you learn those skills in rotations anyways?
    4. What was your overall experience with case studies?
    5. Did it take away too much time from Step 1 prep???

    CURRENT:
    1. What are your thoughts... overall and to above questions.

    Thanks so much!

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    Waste of Time

    Cases are good learning tools but when written by people who have no clue about USMLE, they are a waste of time.

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    USMLE has nothing to do with PBL !

    Quote Originally Posted by Crane View Post
    Cases are good learning tools but when written by people who have no clue about USMLE, they are a waste of time.
    The primary objective of PBL is to foster clinical reasoning and problem solving skills in students and to help acquire the craft of evaluating a patient's problem, deciding what is wrong and making appropriate treatment decisions to manage the problem.

    It is also meant to enhance acquisition, retention and use of prior knowledge and search for new knowledge to fill gaps.

    PBL narrows the gap between basic and clinical sciences, which are often seperated by time and place in conventional curriculum. Students from a PBL curriculum are expected to better integrate basic sciences into clinical problems.

    When students work on meaningful problems, it generates interest in topics that go beyond passing an exam. It leads to "self directed learning" in students which in turn sets the ground for "life long learning" as future physician.

    In conclusion it is a tool for reinforcing basic science concepts in a clinical setting and not necessarily a tool for USMLE preparation. The cases are created by a group of Basic Science and Clinical Faculty to integrate core concepts of both theory and practice.

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