Escaping the Professional Silo: Implementing An Interprofessional Escape Room

Guest Post:  Hilary Teaford, PharmD Candidate THE NEED FOR COLLECTIVE COMPETENCE Imagine an environment with the following characteristics: a time-constraint,  several activities happening at once, multiple people playing important roles, the need for clear communication, several points of uncertainty in reaching an overall goal.   Sounds like healthcare, right? A hospital or clinic certainly fits the … More Escaping the Professional Silo: Implementing An Interprofessional Escape Room

Mariner 1 – Dr. Hager visits UGA

The Mariner Program was conducted by NASA from 1962 to 1973.  This program launched a series of robotic interplanetary probes designed to investigate Mars, Venus and Mercury. Similarly, the Pharmacy Practice Mariner Project is designed to engage clinical faculty in exploration of academic roles, responsibilities, policies and practices through a series of expeditions across a … More Mariner 1 – Dr. Hager visits UGA

Using Inter-Institutional Peer Review Teams to improve TBL

As team-based learning (TBL) becomes more widely used, there is an increasing interest in the quality of TBL delivery, specifically on the design of effective application activities (AAs). Partnering with Regis University, the University of Minnesota set out to investigate within this area, with support from a Team Based Learning Collaborative Grant.  Phase 1 of … More Using Inter-Institutional Peer Review Teams to improve TBL

Pharmacy education’s newest way to share your ideas.

You may not often hear the words “scholarly” and “blog” used in the same sentence, but that is the new concept for Pulses; a scholarly blog supported by Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (CPTL). Generated by several of the CPTL editors, this blog provides an outlet for scholarly dialogue in pharmacy education through brief … More Pharmacy education’s newest way to share your ideas.

Publication Record: Summer2017

Course and Curriculum Design Beyond the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process: Cultivating Patient Care Practitioners by Utilizing the Pharmaceutical Care Framework Drs. Claire Kolar, Keri Hager, and Victoria Losinski identify several next steps to promoting the teaching and utilization of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PCPP). The team identifies the need to not only teach the … More Publication Record: Summer2017

Addressing the Gap: Expanding IPE to Graduate Trainees

Dr. Keri Hager shares the focus of some of her work from her spring 2017 semester leave. Why IPE? It is essential for students in health professional programs to learn the skills necessary to work effectively in a team-based, patient-centered, interprofessional setting. This goal has been clearly articulated in the IHI’s Triple Aim. What is … More Addressing the Gap: Expanding IPE to Graduate Trainees

Who and what was shared about our new curriculum at the 2017 AACP Annual Meeting?

Like last year, UMN-COP faculty and graduate students presented posters in a variety of disciplinary areas at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. Click on the titles below to read more about each poster. School Poster on Assessing Student Achievement of CAPE Domain 4 Empowering Student Pharmacist Innovation … More Who and what was shared about our new curriculum at the 2017 AACP Annual Meeting?

Partnering with student organizations to support student success

Co-Curricular Activities in Pharmacy Education Co-curricular activities are defined as “experiences that complement, augment, and/or advance what is learned in the formal didactic and experiential curriculum.” Co-curricular activities may include things such as ‘brown bag’ medication reviews, participation in state and national legislative days, research projects, and holding office in student organizations or student government. … More Partnering with student organizations to support student success

U of MN Recognized for Excellence in Experiential Education

A team of Minnesota faculty was recently recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Experiential Education Section with the Award of Excellence in Experiential Education. The experiential education curriculum was significantly modified as part of the curriculum revision that started with the graduating class of 2017. Some of the goals were to increase … More U of MN Recognized for Excellence in Experiential Education