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The foundation of our curriculum during the first two years is a hybrid case/problem based learning program called PEARLS, an acronym for Patient-centered Explorations in Active Reasoning, Learning and Synthesis.

The goal of the PEARLS program is for students to work in small groups and utilize patient cases to learn the fundamental basic sciences and develop critical thinking skills. PEARLS is a student-centered learning process that also fosters the development of teamwork, leadership, life-long learning, and reflection.

PEARLS session with Students