The CBL Team is reaching out to Departments for those who are interested to fulfill their teaching obligations. Case-Based Learning (CBL) is an approach to small group learning for students in Years 1 and 2 of the MD Undergraduate Program. The CBL cases are designed to shift the focus of student learning from foundational science to clinical knowledge and skills development, with opportunities to demonstrate communication skills and model professional behaviors. Over three tutorials a week (Year 1), or two tutorials a week (Year 2), students are presented with patient information and probing questions to articulate, elaborate, and apply their medical science knowledge and develop differential diagnoses and patient management approaches.
The time commitment for a CBL cluster is 4-5 weeks in duration with 7 hours per week for Year 1 (6 hours of tutoring + 1 hour weekly tutor meeting) and 5 hours of tutoring per week for Year 2 (4 hours of tutoring + 1 hour weekly tutor meeting). The schedule for time commitment are as follows:
- Year 1 Tutorials (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00-9:50am) at Life Sciences Centre, UBC Vancouver Campus
- Year 2 Tutorials (Wednesday, Friday, 8:00-9:50am) at Diamond Health Care Centre, VGH
- Pre-Cluster meeting: 7:00-7:50am on the first day of a cluster
- Tutor meetings: every Friday following tutorial: 10:00-11:00am
If you have never taught CBL you are required to attend tutor training. Training for the 2019-20 academic year will be held at Life Sciences Centre, UBC Vancouver Campus on:
- Thursday, August 15th 8:00am – noon
- Thursday, September 19th 8:00am – noon
- Thursday, October 31st 8:00am – noon
- Thursday, January 23rd 8:00am – noon
If you’re interested in tutoring CBL in the 2019-20 academic year please send us your CV and your email address. We will add you to our recruitment survey where you can fill out your availability and reserve a slot for tutor training.
If you have any questions, please reach out us.
Janice, Nicole & Vera
Year 1 & 2 Case-Based learning
VFMP Undergraduate Program