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

UMN pharmacy researchers study employer perceptions of success

Why study “variables in new practitioners’ success”?   The concept of success and the variables contributing to success as a new practitioner are insufficiently studied in pharmacy education.  Domain 4 of the CAPE Outcomes lacks the specificity needed to guide curricular decisions about the inclusion or exclusion of specific content and skill sets.  As a result, … More UMN pharmacy researchers study employer perceptions of success

Studying pharmacists’ provided care, home and abroad

We continue our series on innovation in electives by profiling an international elective, Portugal: A Study in Comparison. This course is led by Dr. Julie Johnson and Dr. Jason Varin. In addition this course is made possible due to a partnership with a pharmacist in Portugal, Ema Paulino, who is a leader in pharmacy and … More Studying pharmacists’ provided care, home and abroad

Wulling Center Welcomes Two New Affiliate Members

The Wulling Center is a community of scholars engaged in advancing education through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) and through Educational Research. Affiliate members are researchers from an organization outside of the University of Minnesota, who are working with the Center in targeted research areas.  The Wulling Center recently welcomed two new affiliate … More Wulling Center Welcomes Two New Affiliate Members

Joining Pharmacy and Design: Reaching Out and Collaborating across Disciplines

In January 2016, Drs. Abimbola “Abi” Asojo and Paul Ranelli were each representing their own departments, interior design and pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences (PPPS), at a community engagement seminar. Dr. Ranelli mentioned pharmacy design and cultural sensitivity as an engagement area and they began exploring the possibility of applying the idea in Dr. Asojo’s … More Joining Pharmacy and Design: Reaching Out and Collaborating across Disciplines

Fostering collegiality and celebrating outstanding teaching

In 1999, former University of Minnesota (UMN) President Mark Yudof established the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (ADT) in recognition of the importance of outstanding teaching to the university. The ADT’s purpose is to recognize and celebrate teaching excellence, foster continuous improvement of teaching and learning at the UMN, and strengthen the resources to do so. … More Fostering collegiality and celebrating outstanding teaching

Fostering Student Commitment through I/R

Compliance or commitment:  What’s better for students? Pharmacy curricula, perhaps now more than ever, must be continually evaluated and updated, based on what appears to be a never-ending deluge of new information, scientific breakthroughs, updated practice standards, etc. Amidst these exciting (and sometimes daunting) changes in pharmacy education, it can be tempting to focus on … More Fostering Student Commitment through I/R

Publication Record: Spring 2017

UMN-COP Faculty continue to innovate in the new curriculum and to share their insights with pharmacy educators. Below is a roundup of our recent publications. Educational Leadership & Administration Expanding Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Education Through a Multisite University-Affiliated Model Drs. Sarah Schweiss, Sarah Westberg, Jean Moon, and Todd Sorensen describe and advocate for the … More Publication Record: Spring 2017

Project Profile: Utilizing Interprofessional Education to Address Public Health Concerns

Interprofessional Education and Public Health: Opioid Use and Misuse Drs. Keri Hager, Laura Palombi, and Heather Blue collaborated with Dr. Claudia Weber and other colleagues at the University of Minnesota – Duluth Medical School to create an Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity centered on an ongoing public health need, the opioid abuse epidemic. Second year medical … More Project Profile: Utilizing Interprofessional Education to Address Public Health Concerns