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ISSN: 2161-0711

Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
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The Influence of Problem Based Learning (PBL) in Undergraduate Medical Education on Surgical Trainee’s Post-Graduate Education

Jennifer A Smith*

PGCE Medical Education, Edge Hill University, Liverpool, UK

*Corresponding Author:
Jennifer Smith
Assistant Theatre Practitioner
54 Pitville Road, Liverpool L18 7JD, UK
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E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: May 14, 2014; Accepted date: September 27, 2014; Published date: September 29, 2014

Citation: Smith JA (2014) The Influence of Problem Based Learning (PBL) in Undergraduate Medical Education on Surgical Trainee’s Post-Graduate Education. J Community Med Health Educ 4:308 doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000308

Copyright: © 2014 Smith JA, This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Undergraduate education and post graduate assessment of junior doctors has changed considerably over the last 20 years. Having progressed from a student to a teacher in general surgery I have questioned previous methods of learning and wonder whether our trainees are now better equipped to take ownership for their undergraduate and post graduate education, and can link their techniques learnt from undergraduate training to the appraisals they face as doctors.

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