Discipline: Medicine – Pathology
Amy Lin is the Course Director of the 2nd Year Medical Student Pathology Course, Director of Curricular Affairs, and student in the Masters of Health Professions Education (MHPE) program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. These complementary roles allow Amy to explore her interests in curriculum planning, active learning methodologies, use of technology in education, and integration of basic science and clinical medicine. The University of Illinois College of Medicine enrolls approximately 350 students per year across four campuses in Illinois. In Chicago, the class size is approximately 200 students. With a large class size and relatively few faculty, Amy decided to implement TBL in the Pathology course in 2011 after participating in a few workshops, seeing it in action, and reading about it. She has conducted faculty development workshops on TBL to faculty and course directors in Chicago and affiliated campuses, and has helped other course directors implement TBL in their own courses. She has hosted faculty from UIC and other schools to observe her TBL sessions, answer their questions, and provide advice and feedback.