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A Blended Model of Case-Based Learning in a Paediatric Clerkship Program

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Education during the clinical clerkship years requires active learning. Students cannot be bystanders, but rather they must discover, apply, and integrate new information in a clinical context. We present a novel model of case-based learning that encourages active learning, focusing on problem-solving skills for the clinical environment.

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Kirpalani, A., Grimmer, J. & Peebles, E.R. A Blended Model of Case-Based Learning in a Paediatric Clerkship Program. Med.Sci.Educ. 30, 23–24 (2020).

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