How a student-led health professions club modeled teamwork and critical thinking for prospective health practitioners

Carol Thompson, Kelsey Opalack

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Abstract

This study investigated a university club designed by and for undergraduates interested in health professions careers. Participants represented a range of levels and health interests. The facilitator and other participants had been drawn to the university because of its new focus on health professions education; they wanted to experience learning the beginning steps of understanding and “solving” cases. The facilitator followed the problem-based learning (PBL) model often used in university health professions curricula, designing the club to actively engage participants in real-world processes. Over 3 semesters critical thinking increased, students collaborated effectively, and they reported learning a substantial amount not only about cases but also about the PBL process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E69-E72
JournalJournal of Allied Health
Volume48
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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