Nathalie Khoueiry Zgheib, MD
American University of Beirut
Discipline: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dr. Zgheib is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the American University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine (AUBFM). She is a Family Physician, and trained in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Zgheib has pioneered TBL at AUB. This innovative teaching and learning technique was first introduced, in 2007, into 2 case-based sessions in the pharmacology course provided to second year medical students, and showed improved student performance. After that, and since 2008, bi-weekly clinical pharmacology TBL sessions were introduced into the third year medical curriculum. Three articles describing the course and its outcome were published and showed that medical students were highly satisfied with the course and the teaching approach, and that their performance on prescription writing and formulary development had improved.
TBL is also gradually growing at AUB. For instance, TBL will be a staple of the new curriculum that is being developed within the FM; hence Dr. Zgheib is currently providing extensive training and coaching for the development of TBL cases for the AUB medical curriculum. Furthermore, Dr. Zgheib has launched a TBL Faculty Learning Community (FLC) that involves members from different AUB Faculties.