Title

Team-Based Learning in a Pathology Residency Training Program

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Am J Clin Pathol

Abstract

Objectives: Team-based learning (TBL) has been integrated into undergraduate and medical education curricula in many institutions. However; TBL has not been widely introduced into postgraduate medical education. Our study aimed to measure the effect of TBL on promoting learning and teamwork in the setting of pathology residency training. Methods: Four TBL sessions were held and individual and group readiness assurance tests (IRAT/GRATs) were performed; scores were compared using Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed rank tests. Residents completed 18-item validated team performance surveys measuring the quality of team interactions on a scale of 0 (none of the time) to 6 (all of the time). Mean and standard deviation were calculated for each item. Results: Scores on the IRAT vs GRAT were significantly different (P < .05). The team performance survey received mean scores ranging from 5.3 +/- 11.1 to 6.0 +/- 0.0. Conclusions: The use of TBL promotes teamwork and learning in a pathology residency program. Residents scored higher on the readiness assurance tests when working in teams, demonstrating the effectiveness of team learning and achievement. In addition, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies of professionalism and interpersonal and communication skills were further enhanced by incorporating TBL into pathology residency training.

Volume Number

142

Issue Number

1

Pages

23-28

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/06/14

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

PMID

24926081

DOI

10.1309/ajcpb8t1dzkcmwut