A New Model for Educating Pharmacists Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a relatively new teaching method in the field of pharmacy education that has a widespread history of proven success in medical and business schools. Unlike traditional teaching methods in which information is learned through a lecture format, in TBL students learn the discipline of pharmacy through a working group approach. With the primary focus of the classroom experience on the application of course content and concepts through active learning, here’s how it works: Students are divided into teams of 5-7 members and work together for an extended period of time to learn subject matter. Prior to class, study material is assigned to students for independent review. During class, team members apply their gained knowledge to relevant activities with their teammates, reinforcing the information, providing various perspectives, and serving as a platform for collaboration and active learning. Critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills are developed through the TBL approach and active student engagement is increased. Students are held accountable both individually and as a team through readiness assessments tests over the respective materials. For more information on TBL, click here. For a student’s perspective on TBL, click here. For a faculty’s perspective on TBL, click here. The integrated curriculum for Regis University’s Doctor of Pharmacy degree has been recognized for being both innovative and groundbreaking. The curricular content integrates biological, pharmaceutical, and clinical sciences so that basic biological and pharmaceutical concepts are discussed in the context of disease management. Simultaneous to on-campus curricular content, you take part in an experiential component where you work directly with patients in a variety of health care settings. Presenting the course curriculum in this manner encourages you to learn course concepts, and better understand how biological, pharmaceutical, and clinical sciences fit together. The aspect of integrating course content throughout our pharmacy curriculum reinforces topic areas, giving our students a comprehensive and dynamic fund of knowledge by the time they graduate. Regis University School of Pharmacy is one of two pharmacy schools in the country currently using TBL as the primary teaching method, and it is the only pharmacy school combining integrated content with the TBL method.