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Glenna Tolbert ’85

Posted On - July 26, 2017

Glenna Tolbert

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA announced that Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Dr. Glenna Tolbert ’85 (Gold Member) is the recipient of the 2015-16 Outstanding Problem-Based Learning Tutor Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine.

The founder of the Tolbert Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness in Encino, CA, Dr. Tolbert is a double board-certified physician, who has specialized in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and spinal cord injury medicine since 1993. She has developed holistic comprehensive approaches and programs to treat persons with disabilities, subsequent trauma, or illness. Dr. Tolbert is certified by the State of California as a Qualified Medical Examiner for workplace injuries.

Problem-based learning is a case-based teaching method. Students meet with faculty members who facilitate the group’s learning process without lecturing. Group size is about 8 students. Tutors review students’ learning issues online each week, offering comments on quality or thoroughness as needed. First and second year blocks welcome M.D. clinicians from all disciplines and basic-science Ph.D. holders as teaching faculty.

The musculoskeletal medicine block, for which Dr. Tolbert was recognized, includes anatomy, pathology, neurobiology, neurology, psychopathology, clinical skills, imaging, psychopharmacology and pathophysiology.