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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine offers its Problem Based Learning workshop and Standardized Patients workshop at its Springfield Illinois campus.

Problem Based Learning (PBL) Workshop

The PBL workshop focuses on teaching medical educators to implement a Problem Based Learning curriculum. SIU has been at the forefront of Problem Based Learning since its inception. The late Dr. Howard Barrows, who was instrumental in creating Problem Based Learning, was in residence at SIU until his retirement. This PBL workshop is based on his work, and will allow participants to experience PBL in its most classical sense, as well as to discuss changes to the classical format to address students' needs.

Upcoming Workshops

June 20 - June 23, 2017

"Essentials of Problem-Based Learning: Facilitator Training, Curriculum Design, Problem Construction and Student Assessment"

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Standardized Patients (SP) Workshop

The workshop is designed to teach participants to recruit, train, and supervise the performance of SPs as well as to develop cases and assessment materials for use in both teaching and assessment. If you are new to the field, this workshop is made for you!

Upcoming Workshops

April 24 - April 28, 2017

"Training and Using Standardized Patients for Teaching and Assessment"