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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2005

Wright State University School of Medicine to host
Conference on Team-Based Learning

DAYTON, OHIO-Medical educators from fifty schools across the nation and Canada will be at Wright State University School of Medicine this week to learn how to incorporate into their medical educational curriculum the newest method of teaching-team-based learning. The conference will be held Thursday, June 2-4, on Wright State's campus.

Team-based learning is an educational strategy that enhances student problem-solving skills; replaces or reduces lecture time for teaching faculty; ensures that students are prepared and on time when they come to class; creates a remarkable amount of energy in the classroom; and promotes learning to work as a team. "The process of team-based learning requires development of both individual and social skills which prepare students to become valuable, productive members of health care delivery teams," states Paul Koles, M.D., assistant professor of pathology and surgery, and pathology course director at Wright State University School of Medicine.