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An integrated medical school curriculum requires planning and coordination by the various course directors and teaching faculty to ensure seamless execution and avoid missed opportunities for interweaving. The UNLV School of Medicine preclinical curriculum includes various disciplines of medicine – Emergency response, Population health, Organ system-based basic-science, Problem-based Learning (PBL), Community outreach, Bioethics, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology. PBL comprises 20% of the curriculum, and it’s cases are written to reference material presented in all courses. PBL Facilitators, who are clinicians in practice, need notification of the students’ curricular activities in order to prompt and emphasize discussion that would allow for synthesis and application of concepts learned from the various courses. Thus, a concise graphic case cover sheet was created to summarize the students’ weekly course topics. The PBL Facilitators are encouraged to review this case cover sheet to help provide opportunities for discussion that intentionally integrates concepts learned from the various courses.
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Kalili, Rosalie, "The Case Cover Sheet – A tool used for integration during Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutorials" (2020). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 103.