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Problem-based learning as an efficient teaching modality: improvements proposed by UK medical students

Authors Aslami MK, Suleman AHT, Shah OA

Received 3 June 2018

Accepted for publication 21 June 2018

Published 12 September 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 657—660


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Md Anwarul Majumder

Mohammed Khalid Aslami, Amir-Humza Tahir Suleman, Owais Ali Shah

Faculty of Medicine, St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK

We read the article by Yadav et al1 with great interest which highlighted the positive

perception of medical students toward problem-based learning (PBL). Surprisingly,

however, over half of the participants deemed PBL as a time-consuming teaching

method. This is supported by a study wherein 32.9% of respondents detailed PBL to

be time inefficient, highlighting potential concerns regarding its ability to adequately

meet learning outcomes.2 As penultimate year medical students studying a curriculum

utilizing PBL, we would like to use our experience to propose improvements that can

be made to PBL teaching.

View the original paper by Yadav and colleagues


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