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

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