University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository

University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository


Healthcare Education


Dr. Laura Witte


The delivery of healthcare education and particularly physician assistant (PA) education is unique in that PA educators are required to teach core medical knowledge in addition to content that aids in the professional development of the student such as healthcare law, diversity and inclusion, health literacy, and avoiding burnout. The short duration of the PA program requires educators to be succinct and efficient in their delivery of a large amount of content while ensuring student engagement and knowledge retention by using innovative pedagogical approaches to content delivery. This literature review seeks to explore the use of gamification in medical education as supportive evidence for medical educators responsible for creative unique, engaging classroom experiences.


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