Team Based Learning Consultation with Ruth Levine

The Academy of Educators, working with the Office of Medical Education, is bringing in a nationally recognized leader in the use of Team Based Learning (TBL) in medical education for a three day consultation, Ruth Levine, MD.

Dr. Ruth Levine, a Professor of Psychiatry at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), has been using TBL in her Psychiatry Clerkship since 2002 and in the Neuroscience and Human Behavior course in the medical school curriculum at UTMB since 2003.

She will be here as a Visiting Professor February 7-9, 2011 and will give one Grand Rounds and three hands-on workshops on how to use this very interactive educational approach. Dr. Levine will be presenting outcomes data at her Grand Rounds on the effectiveness of TBL in improving shelf exam scores and will provide opportunities for interested faculty to develop the skills that they will need to implement TBL in their courses, clerkships, and residency teaching. Please encourage your medical education leaders and medical teaching faculty to attend as many of these events as they can! Although all SOM faculty are invited to participate, seating for the workshops will be limited. Faculty members who want to attend the workshops should e-mail Vickie Cecil ( by Jan. 24 to reserve their seat.

Dr Levine's schedule:
Monday, Feb 7, Grand Rounds noon - 1:30 p.m. in G100 Bondurant. Lunch provided for the first 50 attendees.
Monday, Feb 7, Workshop I: TBL 101 4 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb 8, Workshop II: Designing TBL Modules 4 - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb 9, Workshop III: Peer Evaluation noon - 2 p.m. Lunch provided. This workshop is about teaching students to effectively evaluate each other.