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Problem-Based Learning at IMS-Milan

Problem-Based Learning at IMS-Milan

Erik Campano (Milan)

Erik Campano (Milan)

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Erik Campano is a consultant to the English medical school of the University of Turin and doing a Master's degree studying artificial intelligence applications in global health at the University of Umeå, Sweden. He completed his Bachelor’s of science in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University, and then he worked for about eight years as a radio news anchor, before moving to biomedical scientific study and research at the University of Paris and Columbia University. His goal is to develop AI technologies for international emergency humanitarian aid organizations like Doctors without Borders, and to combine medicine and journalism. Erik grew up in Connecticut, and is a citizen of the United States and Germany.
Erik Campano (Milan)
During problem-based learning, medical students analyze, in teams, a real-life case scenario, step-by-step, as if they were seeing the patient themselves. How does this play out specifically in an international medical school? At IMS-Milan, this month, we began...
Studying the Heart

Studying the Heart

I was scared to study the heart (literally, not metaphorically). However, doing so has turned out to be a pleasure. How? 1) I have been systematically making doodles based on Gray’s Anatomy for Students, and 2) I got to play with a ceramic heart model. In the process, I have learned important lessons both about how to study, and about overcoming the fear of failure in med school.

Three Fascinating Things We Learned in the First Month

Three Fascinating Things We Learned in the First Month

We are in the middle of a two-day vacation for the Italian and Milanese holidays of the Festa di Sant’Ambrogio and Immacolata, here at the International Medical School at the University of Milan. We have finished just over one month of studies, and within this time, learned some amazing concepts. Here are three examples.