JABSOM students and graduates express tremendous satisfaction with their PBL experience. Here are some student reviews:
“I feel my education at JABSOM taught me how to be a self-sufficient learner and taught me how to organize my thoughts when seeing a patient…” wrote a 2015 JABSOM graduate.
“I thought that PBL prepared me well to be self-directed & a lifetime learner,” wrote a 2015 JABSOM graduate.
“The strongest part of the JABSOM educational experience is the ability I now have for self-directed learning and the PBL approach which is similar to how we approach real patients,” wrote a 2014 JABSOM graduate.
“I couldn’t have asked for better training. The PBL curriculum has been effective in breadth and depth of knowledge needed as an intern while teaching skills about self-directed learning and team learning. It was a smooth transition into intern year and I felt as prepared as I could be,” wrote a 2013 JABSOM graduate.
“PBL was a great way to prepare for clinical evaluation of patients. It provided a very strong foundation,” wrote a 2013 JABSOM graduate.
“PBL is the best way to learn/access information relevant to the constantly changing world of medicine,” wrote a 2009 JABSOM graduate 6 years after graduation.
“I think PBL is the best way to learn medicine. JABSOM is above the standard for community involvement and that is very important for future physicians,” wrote a 2008 graduate 6 years after graduation.
“PBL is a foundation upon which you develop skills that are life long for medicine and personal life,” wrote one 1997 JABSOM graduate.
“The PBL system prepares us to see the patient as a whole person (especially psychosocial aspect, cultural differences), said a 2002 JABSOM graduate.
“I loved my JABSOM experience from Day 1. Curriculum has been flexible and effective. PBL concepts carried remarkably well into the clerkships. I feel well-prepared for residency and future career,” said a JABSOM 2001 graduate.
“From the first day, we were confronted with a clinical problem…I think that was one of the most valuable experiences of PBL, i.e., using a case to draw all the relevant issues to the table and tackling each one. If I sit down and reflection how a 15-minute appointment with a patient went, I can still see the PBL process at work,” said a 1997 JABSOM graduate.