Case studies in outcome-based education

Margery H. Davis, Zubair Amin, Joseph P Grande, Angela E O'Neill, Wojciech Pawlina, Thomas R Viggiano, Rukhsana Zuberi

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    Outcome-based education is one of the most significant global developments in medical education in recent years. This paper presents four case studies of outcome-based education from medical schools in different parts of the world; Scotland; USA; Pakistan; and Singapore. The outcome-based curricula have either been in place for some time, are evolving or are at the planning proposal stage. The outcomes, change process and implementation of the outcome-based approach are described. Variation in the extent to which each medical school has implemented outcome-based education is discussed and key points for successful implementation are highlighted. This paper is based on the pre-conference symposium "outcome-based curricula: global perspectives" presented by the authors at the 4th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) in Singapore, 8-11 February, 2007.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)717-722
    Number of pages6
    JournalMedical Teacher
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2007



    • Competency-Based Education
    • Congresses as Topic
    • Curriculum
    • Education, Medical
    • Humans
    • Internationality
    • Models, Educational
    • Organizational Case Studies
    • Pakistan
    • Professional Competence
    • Schools, Medical
    • Scotland
    • Singapore
    • United States

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    Davis, M. H., Amin, Z., Grande, J. P., O'Neill, A. E., Pawlina, W., Viggiano, T. R., & Zuberi, R. (2007). Case studies in outcome-based education. Medical Teacher, 29(7), 717-722.