I can compare team-based learning to the cooking process. During meal preparations, one must be sure of the precise amount and cooking duration of the products, which eventually make an entirely made course. Similarly, in TBL in healthcare, each team member must supplement each other to achieve shared goals through effective communication. As one of the advantages of team-based learning, it teaches the students to adapt and apply their skills of communication to achieve better outcomes.
There are many benefits to team-based learning. Most importantly, a more comprehensive learning experience is achieved with such a method, as well as a better engagement process and building up the feeling of responsibility for the team is provided by the collaborative learning experience. An example of an effective outcome of team-based learning occurred during my medical school rotations in the overwhelming hospital. While all medical staff was busy with the treatment of patients, one of them was accidentally prescribed the wrong medication. Through effective communication of the staff and their fast problem-solving skills, the person was re-prescribed the correct medicine, while the team showed excellent results in their ability to act in a highly stressful atmosphere.
However, among some of the negative aspects of TBL, one can outline little time for completing problem-solving cases, which puts much stress on some students and consequently can disbalance the team. Less effort and emphasis on completing a task can be outlined as a disadvantage of team-based learning, as each team member puts less work in one job than he/she would do individually. However, such a way to make uneasy medical education easier has shown many positive effects, and I believe that a stronger team could make a better health care system.