In the last quarter of 2019, Medical Science Educator, the journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), will be publishing a special journal section dedicated to the topic of “Team-Based Learning.” In this section, the journal would like to explore best practices from institutions around the world where TBL is implemented in the health sciences curriculum.
Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) as an active learning strategy was developed in the 1970s and is organized as modules, each typically consisting of 3 steps: preparation, testing and application. The method is evidence-based and a substantial body of research on TBL has already been published. TBL originally took off in the USA, but nowadays the method is being used in more and more schools around the globe, including medical schools and other health care related curricula.
The Editorial Board of Medical Science Educator is currently soliciting article submissions on this topic and welcomes contributions in the selected formats of Innovation, Short Communication, or Monograph. Please see our websitewww.medicalscienceeducator.org for a more detailed description of these article types and for the Instructions for Authors. All submissions will be peer-reviewed according to our regular review process. Accepted manuscripts will be collected in a special section in issue 29(4) or will be published in one of the regular issues thereafter.
Manuscripts to be considered for this special section must be submitted by May 1st, 2019 through our online submission system that can be found by visiting:www.medicalscienceeducator.org. In your cover letter, please refer to the topic “TBL Special Section” to indicate that you would like to be included in the special section.
I look forward to receiving your submissions.
Thank you, Peter G.M. de Jong, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Medical Science Educator