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  • Taibah University College of Medicine

    Advising Scheme in the New MBBS Program Workshop: The New MBBS Program (Adapted Manchester PBL Curriculum):

    Structure and Delivery December 2, 2014

    Dr. Muhammad Ausama Mohyuddin Senior Academic Advisor

  • Overview

    - The nature of the Taibah MBBS Program and the need for Academic Advising - Implementation of Academic Advising Program and Advising Scheme - Question & Answer

  • The New Taibah MBBS Program

    In our new MBBS program- learning medicine, clinical skills, and professional development are all linked together.

    student-centered, self-directed learning

    PBL

  • OUR OBJECTIVES

    To train our medical students with the International Standards of Good Medical Practice to develop the best

    ATTITUDE, KNOWLEDGE, & SKILLS

    To make them the top physicians and scientists in our time...

    With Allah's Permission!

  • The need for an advising scheme

    Starting medical studies can be very exciting, challenging, and stressful all at the same time.

    All members of the academic and administrative team are keen that this phase

    is as smooth as possible.

  • The need for an advising scheme

    - Getting adjusted to PBL Curriculum is a lot to learn. - Getting adjusted to the load of medical studies and the demands of professional behaviors. - Making the most of available resources - Career and Professional Development

  • We aim to make available the best resources to our students to make the most of their valuable time and efforts here at Taibah University.

  • HOW?

  • We can make a difference in the quality of students' education by placing them with specially trained advisors who can guide them throughout their career.

    An advisor is a caring heart, a watchful eye,

    and a coach, to help students achieve their goals and become the best medical professionals.

    It is also a must to monitor the development

    of the students- in academics, in professionalism, and in their own wellness.

  • Implementation of Advising Program; How can we help our students?

    Advising Scheme: Three areas of support needed by students-

    1) ACADEMIC

    2) PROFESSIONAL

    3) WELLNESS

  • ACADEMIC

  • ACADEMIC ADVISING PBL TUTOR

    Hold regular meetings (two times per Course-

    meaning four times per semester) with individual students to give feedback on academic progress and role in group, recorded on provided forms.

    Assess the progress of the group and of the

    individuals in the group

    Be the first port of call for academic problems

  • PBL TUTOR/ADVISOR ROLE

    Check progress on PBL- Learning Ask student to consider the following: How have you been settling in? What do you think of PBL so far? What has gone well? What, perhaps, has gone less well? Have you got any particular problems that you think your tutor, or the School, should be aware of? Other issues to probe: study skills, professional skills, group skills, development of learning, etc.

    FEEDBACK AND ACTION PLAN- to address issues raised and ask or help the student to define potential strategies and solutions to remedy problems identified.

  • Student Self- Assesment Form

    Each student fills in a form which asks simple but thorough questions about their academic performance, their habits, their skills, etc.

    This form must be filled in before meeting with

    the PBL Advisor/ Tutor

  • Student Self- Assessment form: Taibah University

    College of Medicine

    Academic Year 1435-1436 (Phase 1) MBBS Program PBL Academic Progress Review Guidelines for Advisors and Students

    KEY POINTS:

    * The student and his/her PBL Advisor have the opportunity to meet four times per semester: Semester 1, Course 1, Meeting 1 ___________________ Semester 1, Course 1, Meeting 2____________________ Semester 1, Course 2, Meeting 1 ___________________ Semester 1, Course 2, Meeting 2____________________ * The purpose of the meeting is to review academic progress and to consider how effectively the student is working within the PBL group. * The student must prepare for each meeting and complete his/her section of the meeting form in advance of the meeting (see ahead). * The student must attend all meetings with the tutor to miss a meeting without good reason and without informing the tutor is unprofessional. * The format of each meeting, and the record of the meeting, is similar but as each meeting is held at a different time in the Phase each is likely to emphasize different points. * The tutor will give feedback based on the student's own reflections and on his/her observations. * A copy of advisor's and student's assessment forms shall be in the PBL Advisor's file, as well as giving a copy of both to the student to keep in their Portfolio. Original copy will be submitted to the Academic Advising Office.

  • Semester 1, Meeting 1: Meeting Guidelines Student's Point of View: * Please fill out and hand in the student self- assessment forms to your tutor prior to your first meeting. * Please briefly share your intial impressions about your PBL experiences, giving attention to the areas highlighted in the form. Tutor's Point of View: * Please review the student's assessment forms during the meeting with the student. * Give student appropriate feedback (according to Feedback guidelines outlined in Tutor's Guide) and offer advice and support as necessary. * Please help the student formulate an action plan with you to address any issues that may have arisen during intial stages of PBL Learning. Semester 1, Meeting 2,3, and 4: Meeting Guidelines Student's Point of View: * Please fill out and hand in the student assessment forms to your tutor prior to your next meeting. Please briefly share your impressions about your performance within PBL tutorials, giving attention to the areas highlighted in the form. * Be ready to formulate an action plan to address issues. * Please keep in mind your Semester 1 Quiz results as you assess your levels of achievements. Based on the result of the examination, it is an opportunity for you to discuss your academic progress and for your tutor to give you feedback on how you are performing in PBL. * You should be thinking about what approaches to your studies are working and to seek advice for those areas about which you have concern Tutor's Point of View: * Please review the student's assessment forms with the student during the meeting. * Please offer feedback, advice, and strategies for optimal performance. * Record observations and help student to formulate an action plan to address any issues bought up and to enhance the PBL experience.

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  • Date: Taibah University

    College of Medicine

    STUDENT SELF ASSESSMENT FOR ACADEMIC PROGRESS REVIEW Meeting ___: Semester ___

    (To be completed by the student) Student Name:_______________________________________________________________ Student ID: __________________________ Course: _____________________________ PBL Tutor Name/ Group Number:________________________________________________ Self assessment Guidelines- Please review coversheet (attached) before filling out form: In preparation for the meeting, you should identify what has gone well, or not so well, since your PBL lessons have started and why. For each of the following areas you should identify what your strengths and weaknesses are. * Study skills (suggested areas to evaluate) Note taking: Time management: Resources: Private study: Revision: Other:

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  • * Professionalism (suggested areas to evaluate) Attendance: Preparation: Working with others: Other: * Group Skills (suggested areas to evaluate) Effectiveness of chairing/scribing: Active and appropriate participation in discussion: Other: * Development of learning (suggested areas to evaluate) Active involvement in developing and addressing PBL learning agenda: Demonstrate ability to analyse, evaluate, synthesise, reflect, etc. Other: Assessments/ Examinations- Performance and Room for Improvement (if any): This completes part one. After you have filled in this form (using additional sheets if necessary) summarising your response to all the areas, please submit the form to your PBL tutor. Part two will be completed by your Advisor during your first meeting Signature(student)____________________________________________________ One copy to student, one copy to PBL Advisor, Original form to be submitted to Academic Advising Office.

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  • Advisor Assessment Form

    We have an Academic Progress Review form that the PBL Tutor/ Advisor fills out at the time of

    his or her appointment with the student.

    Please have a look at this form:

  • Advisor Assesment Form

    Date: Taibah University

    College of Medicine

    PBL ACADEMIC PROGRESS REVIEW Meeting ___: Semester ___

    (To be completed by the Tutor during meeting) Student Name:_______________________________________________________________ Student ID: _________________________ Course: ______________________________ PBL Tutor Name/ Group Number:________________________________________________ Date/Time/Place of meeting:________________/_________________/________________ Did the student accept your invitation to a meeting? * If yes, did the student attend? * If no, did the studen