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PBL Track - Rowan-Virtua SOM: Welcome

A "one stop shop" to the PBL track pre-clerkship years at the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine.


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Welcome to the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine PBL track!  This LibGuide is meant to make navigating the Health Sciences Library, and all of its resources, easier for PBL students.  Here you will find links to other LibGuides, electronic and print resources, and links to other helpful sites.  It's meant to be a "one stop shop"  with links to everything you might need as you make your way through the pre-clerkship years.

Problem-Based Learning

Problem-Based Learning, or PBL, is a student-centered approach to learning. 

PBL is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world, case-based presentations.  These presentations are the catalyst for acquiring the basic science and clinical knowledge needed to understand the major systems and develop the clinical and critical thinking skills necessary to becoming exceptional DOs.

By following a double-pass, systems-based model, students are able to dive deep into the integrated study of both basic and clinical sciences over the course of their pre-clerkship years.  Due to the independent nature of the PBL track, emphasis is determined by each group's learning issues.  By teaching each other and learning together students work collectively toward the goal of becoming self-directed and life long learners.

Your PBL Librarian

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Mercedes Byrd
Rowan-Virtua SOM HSL
Sewell Campus
Suite B203
(856) 566.6354