Team-Centered Learning -Do's and Don'ts

Julie Kerry, Ph.D

Julie Kerry, PhD is Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology at EVMS. As an experienced educator she has been actively providing diverse study tools for various learning styles. Dr. Kerry is an educational leader at EVMS and instrumental in the introduction of interactive teaching methods at EVMS through the use of team-centered learning, and flipped classroom activities. She has pioneered the use of interactive PowerPoints in the medical curriculum and presented on this topic at an IAMSE meeting.  In 2014 she conducted a research project assessing the efficacy of interactive PowerPoints. As chair of the Medical Education Committee she is involved in reforming the EVMS medical curriculum.

Team-Centered Learning at EVMS: Do's and Don'ts

Team-centered learning is a form of small-group teaching which places emphasis on student preparation out of class, and the application of knowledge learned within the class through the use of structured activities.  EVMS curriculum reform activities include the adoption and implementation of team-centered learning.

At the end of the professional development byte you will be able to: 

  • Avoid some of the common pitfalls that faculty may encounter when developing team-centered learning
  • Utilize the key features of team-centered learning that contribute to successful sessions
  • Evaluate the different ways that team-centered learning has been integrated into EVMS courses
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Team Centered Learning Do's and Don'ts  (CME credit)
Team Centered Learning Do's and Don'ts  (Non CME credit)


  1. TBL workshop, IAMSE meeting June 2014
  2. Parmelee D.X., Michaelsen. L.K (2010) Twelve Tips for Doing Effective Team-Based Learning (TBL), Medical Teacher, 32:2, 118-122
  3. Michaelsen L.K., Sweet, M (2008) The Essential Elements of Team-Based Learning. New Directions for Teaching and Learning (116), 7-27

Release date: June 01, 2016

Expiration date: May 31, 2019

Dr. Kerry has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships