TBL sessions are held on Thursday afternoons at the Anschutz Medical Campus and last for 2.5 hours. Session attendance is mandatory and it is important to be on time. Attendance will be taken at the start of each session. Each TBL session will follow the same general format:
1. Complete paper tRAT: Teams will complete an additional brief, readiness assessment exercise at the beginning of each session. Like iRATs, tRATs are closed-book exercises, but intra-group discussion is highly encouraged.
2. Appeals Process: During this step, students are given the opportunity to restore credit for missed questions on the team test by making a successful appeal. Appeals will be reviewed outside of class and an appeal decision will be communicated to all team members by email prior to the following week’s session.
3. Application Exercise/Case: The bulk of TBL session time will be devoted to completing “application exercises,” clinical cases designed around key common complaints and diagnoses encountered in the inpatient adult-care setting. Cases are designed to be very interactive, discussion between and among groups will be encouraged, and focus will be spent on clinical reasoning and higher level concepts. Cases will be completed during the session and no additional work will be required to complete them outside of class.