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

Virtural 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  PBL since its inception. The late Dr. Howard Barrows, who was instrumental in creating PBL, 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  09-12, 2020

Register for the Workshop

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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 - 28, 2020

"Training and Using Standardized Patients for Teaching and Assessment"