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Student Testimonials

Student Commentary on the Clinical Pathology Course, VPth 425

Carolyn Harness, Scott Aman and Heather Bjornebo, three senior veterinary students from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2007, share their experiences with the Clinical Pathology course, VPth 425.

View the commentary - Flash video, approx. 6min

Student Commentary on the Diagnostic Pathfinder

Scott, Carolyn and Heather share their experiences with the Diagnostic Pathfinder program that was used for homework and in class exercises for Clinical Pathology, VPth 425.

View the commentary - Flash video, approx. 6min

Student Commentary on Team-Based Learning

Carolyn, Scott and Heather share their experiences with team based learning in Clinical Pathology, VPth 425. The team based learning used in this course was inspired by and adapted from Dr. Larry Michaelsen’s original work. Dr. Michaelsen consulted with Dr. Holly Bender and her BIRG team to optimize its design, implementation in VPth 425, and its integration with the Diagnostic Pathfinder cases.

View the commentary - Flash video, approx. 6min


Three Virginia Tech veterinary students share their experiences with an early version of the Diagnostic Pathfinder, which was known at the time as the Problem List Generator (PLG).


Valerie Weiss
Future Emergency Veterinarian
30mb .mov file, appox. 5min


Justin Hill
Future Dairy Veterinarian
42mb .mov file, approx. 4min


Jennifer McFarling
Future Small Animal Veterinarian
43mb .mov file, approx. 3min

 


ISU and Virginia Tech students comment on the software

The Diagnostic Pathfinder...

. . . makes learning fun.

. . . makes learning easy

. . . forces me to think to do the work

. . . makes me categorize my thoughts and helps me pay more attention to lab data.

. . . forces me not to “skimp” when formulating a problem list.

. . . forces me to study without just reading out of a text. Very practical use of my time.

. . . helps me organize my thoughts

. . . makes me think

. . . is more fun than studying

. . . saves time

. . . is a great way to get me to think clinically. This is an awesome program.