Innovations in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Shannon Reidt, Kristin Janke, Keri Hager, and Jim Beattie winning the 2015 Innovations in Teaching Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) for their project When Drug Literature Evaluation Isn’t Enough: Implementing a Longitudinal Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Sequence including a First-Year Milestone EBM Assessment.

Keri Hager and Shannon Reidt answer questions at the Innovations in Teaching Award Presentation.
Keri Hager and Shannon Reidt answer questions at the Innovations in Teaching Award Presentation.

Dr. Reidt and her team designed, implemented and evaluated a EBM sequence in the first year of the pharmacy curriculum focusing on the EBM framework of Ask, Acquire, Appraise, and Apply.  After 17 episodes of learning in 6 courses involving 8 faculty and one librarian, students’ EBM work culminated with a First-Year Milestone Assessment (the Modified Fresno Test) where they put their skills to work and received specific feedback based on their ability level.

Dr. Reidt and her team presented their project at the AACP Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD in July 2015. They have already started working on the next phase of this exciting project, targeting students in their fourth year of pharmacy school on rotations. Stay tuned!

You can read more about this award-winning, innovative work on Evidence-Based Medicine here.

This the the 7th time that the University of Minnesota has been recognized with this award.

Keri Hager, Kristin Janke, and Shannon Reidt after receiving the Innovations in Teaching Award. (Not pictured: Jim Beattie)
Keri Hager, Kristin Janke, and Shannon Reidt after receiving the Innovations in Teaching Award. (Not pictured: Jim Beattie)