Voices of Experiences: Adopting Team-Based Learning into Your Course

Des Moines, IA US
September 30, 2010

Join us as we discuss our experiences in adopting TBL to a basic science course (Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and in clinical clerkships. We will describe how we train new students in the TBL format and how we use TBL to train and evaluate students in developing the skills that will make them a good team member (communication, self-awareness, problem solving, professionalism). We will describe our processes of developing TBL exercises and the response of our students to these exercises.


  • Indiana University School of Medicine System and Curriculum
  • TBL Training
  • Peer Evaluation and feedback in TBL
    • Importance
    • Training
  • Putting together a Basic Science TBL
    • TBL Structure
    • Writing IRATs/GRATs
    • Creating Applications
    • Facilitation
    • Student perception


Ed McKee, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Ed McKee is an Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine  - South Bend . He directs and teaches the Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to 1st year students and directs and teaches Medical Genetics to 2nd year students. He has made extensive use of TBLs in both courses for the past 5 years. He is active in the Team-Based Learning community and has given papers and workshops on Team-Based learning at National and International meetings and has served as a consultant for Medical Schools wishing to incorporate TBL into their biochemistry and genetics curriculum.

Brenda Roman, MD
Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University

Brenda Roman is Professor and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine Wright State University.  She has nearly 20 years of experience in medical education, and directs the first year Human Development Course, the second year Psychopathology Course and the Psychiatry Clerkship.  She has been utilizing TBL in the pre-clinical courses for 7 years and the Psychiatry Clerkship for 5 years.  She has given national presentations on Team Based Learning at various meetings. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Event starts: 
09/30/2010 - 11:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/30/2010 - 12:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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