Elizabeth Wyles, OD, FAAO
Heather McLeod, OD, FAAO
Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD, FAAO
Purpose: Primary Care Conference is a hybrid project-based approach to learning that utilizes clinical cases to help bridge the gap between what happens in the classroom and the expectations of clinical performance.
Methods: Timed and image-rich clinical cases are presented to students via a learning management system and then later in class with discussion.
Discussion: Primary Care Conference provides benefits to both students and faculty members.
Outcomes: These cases appear to assist with clinical thinking development.
Conclusions: Primary Care Conference is a novel format that provides the benefits of problem-based learning but in a large class setting.
Key Words: learner-centered, problem-based learning, critical thinking