Workshop for Faculty

Workshop for Faculty

Problem based Learning Hawaii Style Workshop
October 15-18, 2024


This 3.5 day workshop is designed to provide participants with instruction in the practical applications of problem-based learning (PBL) in the context of a medical school curriculum. Using examples from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine’s 30-plus years of experience with PBL, elements of small-group facilitation, case writing, and assessment/evaluation will be covered.  Instruction will be in English, and conversational English skills are required. Methods will include lectures, discussions, and small group exercises.

The workshop is open to faculty members from international medical schools that wish to learn more about the “Hawaii Style” model of PBL. The target audience will be those with minimal background in PBL. No prior knowledge of, or experience with, PBL is necessary.


This workshop will be led by faculty from the Office of Medical Education who are actively involved in designing, leading, teaching, assessing and research at JABSOM.


Sample Schedule 


We will accept registration on a first come first served basis until we reach our maximum capacity. Early registration is encouraged.


To complete your registration, please follow these two steps:

  1. Register for the Workshop
    Return a completed Registration Form to Ms. Kori-Jo Kochi by Friday, September 20, 2024, Hawaii Time.
  2. Pay Registration Fee
    $1,400 USD.

After your registration form is received, Ms. Kochi will contact you with payment instructions.  The workshop registration fee includes tuition, program materials, daily round trip transportation between participant’s Ala Moana/Waikiki area hotel and the workshop, daily lunch, and transportation to and from the Aloha Lunch.

Payment of your registration fee is due by October 1, 2024, Hawaii Time.
Instructions for payment will be arranged with participants via email upon enrollment confirmation.


Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements including air and lodging.

A few helpful travel websites: 

We recommend staying in the Ala Moana/Waikiki areas, which are very accessible to the JABSOM campus.

Past participants have stayed at the following lodging:  

Ala Moana Hotel Hilton Hawaiian Village
Aqua Palms Waikiki Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Aston at the Waikiki Banyan Prince Waikiki
Participant countries in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to the United States must register and pay a fee through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).  This process can be completed online: may also check if your country is a participant in the Visa Waiver Program at this website. 
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY (All dates based on Hawaii Time)
Cancellation of participation in any PBL Workshop will be accepted until October 1, 2024 for a full refund**.
Any cancellations received after October 1, 2024 will be eligible for a partial refund**.
**Refunds will be subject to any fees incurred by the JABSOM Office of Medical Education during the refund process. 
IMPORTANT DATES (Based on Hawaii Standard Time)
  • September 20, 2024:  Registration form due
  • October 1, 2024:  Registration fee due
  • October 1, 2024:  Last day to cancel registration in order to receive a full refund**
Please contact Ms. Kori-Jo Kochi for any questions regarding this workshop.
Phone: +1 (808) 692-0929, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time