PBL Demos

For Prospective JABSOM Applicants

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and the need to maintain social distancing, the August 7, 2020 PBL Demonstration will be held entirely online.  Details will be emailed to all those who register for this event.  Please complete the PBL Demo registration form at: https://forms.gle/hS7a4C1VdpwVMmz7A


The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) utilizes innovative learning methods including standardized patients, “manikin” simulations, and a tutorial-based, student-centered system called Problem-Based Learning (PBL). An orientation to the JABSOM curriculum will be held which includes an explanation of PBL and the opportunity to take part in a PBL exercise. A description of the educational program and a tour of the Medical Education Building will also be provided.

Intended Audience

This session is strongly recommended for those applying or planning to apply to JABSOM.

Where to go on Demo Day
Registration will take place on the ground floor lobby of the Medical Education Building. The Medical Education Building is the building to the left of the flagpoles on Ilalo Street when facing makai. Registration will start at 12:30 p.m. on both days.

Dates offered for 2020

Summer:  August 7, 2020 (Friday), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please register by July 31.

Fall:  December 18, 2020 (Friday), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please register by  December 11.

Please complete the PBL Demo registration form at: https://forms.gle/hS7a4C1VdpwVMmz7A

Please note that we will accept participants until we reach maximum capacity.

If you are unable to attend the demonstration in person, but would like to join the first half of the demonstration live-stream, please contact Ms. Kori-Jo Kochi at kjkochi@hawaii.edu