University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository

University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository


Physician Assistant Education


Dr. Laura Witte


This article explores lessons learned through a course innovation grant involving course re-design from a traditional lecture-based format to implementation of team-based learning (TBL) within a blended learning environment. The author presents evidence-based support through a systematic review of the literature for this approach to physician assistant (PA) course design. Discussion includes a suggested modified approach to TBL specific to the time constraints of PA education. The author presents findings related to improved student learning outcomes which are consistent with the available evidence regarding the use of TBL and blended learning in medical education- but which have not to the author’s knowledge been previously demonstrated in the context of PA education.


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