Interactive Learning Profiles for Health Sciences Students

TitleInteractive Learning Profiles for Health Sciences Students
Faculty/College/UnitUBC Health
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

We propose to develop and evaluate a system that will enable medical students in the clinical years to track their learning experiences. Hand-held computers (personal digital assistants, PDAs) will be programmed to display learning objectives for two 8-week clerkships, Medicine and Surgery. Students will enter patient problems that they see and procedures that they perform into the PDA. The program will keep track of entries, indicating which objectives have been met and which ones remain to be completed. Periodically, students will submit their entries to a central server for review by the clerkship director. We anticipate that this system will help students to direct their own learning more effectively. It will also provide data on students' clinical encounters to clerkship directors, which can be used to evaluate and improve the educational program.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2007/2008
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorWilliam E. Schreiber
Year 1: Funded Amount40,387
Year 1: Team Members

William E. Schreiber, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine / College of Health Disciplines
James R. Busser, Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
W. Barrie Woodhurst, Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
Marc Broudo, Educational Support and Development, Faculty of Medicine