- HMS 200A: Contextually Integrated Case Based Curriculum
- Teaching and learning styles in medical education
- Role of "near-peers" in teaching
- Problem-Based Learning
- Small group instruction
Medical education scholarship: Specifically, the efficacy of various instructional approaches in stimulating medical students' acquisition, retention, and application of content knowledge in their evolving roles as clinicians.
- Problem-based Learning (PBL) pre-clerkship curriculum
- Evaluation of the student-selected learning objects and their mapping onto the USMLE core content rubric
- Public Health Problem-Based Learning (PBL) case
- Creation of a Public Health focused PBL case for use in medical school
Martinez W, Azzam A, Mack K. Student Near-Peer "Co-Tutors" in PBL Groups. Medical Education, 2009 May; 43(5): 475-6.
Breckler J, Azzam A. The Basic Science Learning Station: An innovative kinesthetic learning approach in one medical school. Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, 2009 19(3): 72-79.
- Member, Association for Academic Psychiatry
- Co-founder, UC Berkeley Salon on Professional Education