PBL or problem based learning is now the trend in most Medical schools in the Philippines. Each group within a section are given a mentor (a licensed doctor) and a chief complaint will be presented. And from that chief complaint, we need to be asking a lot of questions and extract the history, physical examination findings and laboratory results and make our own differential diagnosis.
Yesterday, we were all grouped for that PBL sessions. My groupmates were not what I expected but that’s alright they are bright people. All the while I thought I can actively participate but I discovered a barrier: the usage of jargons. How I wish I have a Medical dictionary of the terms used in history charts or p.e. findings. I was slightly lost yesterday but it wasn’t too bad because the chief complaint was slightly related to the topic of blood we had last week.
And PBL sessions are individually graded. It made me realize this might need some acting skills because we need to come prepared as if all the informations are in the hand not on gadget and not muh on paper. They reasoned out this is post grad life and that’s life!
Anyway this is a picture 👇🏻of the mini-classroom exclusively for my group’s PBL session for this whole semester. I don’t know what more will happen in this room but it will definitely be a journey!