Chris Burns, PhD, NREMT
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Discipline: Medicine, Interprofessional education (IPE), Emergency medical systems (EMS), Vet Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing
My mission is to prepare students for professional careers by promoting life-long learning, and ensuring that clinical skills are based on underlying basic science knowledge. I advocate TBL as an effective and fun way to accomplish this goal because it takes advantage of readily accessible knowledge resources, freeing faculty experts to focus on fostering in-depth understanding that goes far beyond what students can simply look up on the internet. I help students and faculty develop the skills and confidence necessary to be successful using TBL. It’s amazing to see how much more they can accomplish by shedding the traditional roles of knowledge giver and knowledge receiver. I’ve enjoyed giving workshops and one-on-one coaching to help others become TBL trailblazers in diverse disciplines including veterinary medicine, nursing, pharmacy, business, arts and sciences, and faculty development and continuing education. In addition to TBL and biomedical science research,I have published and led workshops on leadership, student development,curriculum reform, peer evaluation, instructional technology, and interprofessional education.