Amin Azzam MD, MA

Associate Clinical Professor
Director, Contextually-Integrated Case-Based Curriculum, Joint Medical Program
Courses: 
  • HMS 200A: Contextually Integrated Case Based Curriculum
Research Interests: 
  • Teaching and learning styles in medical education
  • Role of "near-peers" in teaching
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Small group instruction
Research Description: 

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.

Current Projects: 
  • 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
Selected Publications: 

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.

Other interests: 
  • Member, Association for Academic Psychiatry
  • Co-founder, UC Berkeley Salon on Professional Education
Profile Updated: August 13, 2010