Join Us at Journal Club

The UM-COP SOTL Journal Club has concluded its 3rd year and is headed into summer break.  Over 38 sessions, we read and discussed 81 articles, helping us to become better teachers, as well as better authors and reviewers of educational scholarship.  Each week, faculty, residents and graduate students dropped by as they were able.  With … More Join Us at Journal Club

Pharmacy Faculty Receive AHC Fellowship for Teaching

Dr. Heather Blue and Dr. Diana Langworthy were recently named 2018-2019 Fellows in the new AHC Fellowship for Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms.  Over the next year, their efforts will be focused on the Acute Care Pharmacotherapy course (Phar 6786). In describing their plans, Dr. Heather Blue states: It is our vision to transition the … More Pharmacy Faculty Receive AHC Fellowship for Teaching

Beyond Motivational Interviewing: Pharmacists as Health Coaches

We are excited to share a story of the inception of another innovative pharmacy elective at the UMN-COP!  This spring, the UMN-COP began a one credit elective, Health Coaching for Pharmacists: Creating a Culture of Change for Patients. Course Director, Michele Rae, RPh, MA, NBC-HWC, reflects on the first live session last week: “I observed … More Beyond Motivational Interviewing: Pharmacists as Health Coaches

Publication Record: Fall/Winter 2017

UMN-COP Faculty continue to innovate and share their insights with pharmacy educators. Below is a roundup of our recent publications. Educational Leadership & Administration StrengthsFinder ® Signature Themes of Talent in Pharmacy Residents at four Midwestern Pharmacy Schools We’ve profiled the use of StrengthsFinder ® in pharmacy students on the blog before, but in a … More Publication Record: Fall/Winter 2017

Celebrating 10 years of student leadership development

What is the LEA evaluation about? In 2018, the UMN College of Pharmacy is planning to celebrate a 10-year milestone for the Leadership Emphasis Area (LEA) program. In preparation for the event, the program directors wanted to do something special to showcase the accomplishments and successes of the program, along with finding out methods for … More Celebrating 10 years of student leadership development

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.