UM-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.
Assessment and Evaluation
Pharmacy Student Learning During Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in Relation to the CAPE 2013 Outcomes
In this review article in the American Journal of Pharmacy Education (AJPE), Dr. Shannon Reidt, along with faculty at 5 other schools, examined published literature on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). In this article, they identify relationships between the described APPE educational interventions, the Center for Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) outcomes and levels of evaluation, based on Kirkpatrick’s Hierarchy. The article reveals opportunities for future innovation and scholarship for experiential education faculty to address the less frequently assessed CAPE outcomes and the need for increasing levels of evaluation. Read more about their findings here.
Course & Curriculum Design
A Series of Literature Evaluation Skill Development Interventions Progressing in Complexity
In Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Dr. Shannon Reidt and Dr. Kristin Janke describe their design and evaluation of a series of interactive literature evaluation skill development interventions. In this Teaching and Learning Matters article, they also address student self-assessment and a student-led journal club discussion in a high enrollment class. Read more about their interventions here.
Related Issues in Pharmacy Education
A Comparative Analysis of Perceptions of Pharmacy Students’ Stress and Stressors Across Two Multicampus Universities
Dr. Caroline Gaither and two faculty members from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy researched the effect of a multicampus college of pharmacy on students’ perceived stress, stressors, and academic self-efficacy. Over 20% of Colleges of Pharmacy have multicampus programs. Read about their original research here in AJPE.
The Racial and Ethnic Representation of Faculty in US Pharmacy Schools and Colleges
In this review in AJPE, Dr. Caroline Gaither and two faculty from Belmont University College of Pharmacy explore the representation of racial and ethnic minorities amongst college of pharmacy faculty. The article explores comparisons amongst programs with religious affiliations, historically black colleges and universities, newer programs, and other medical and higher education programs. Read more about their results and conclusions here.
Inviting Manuscripts to Interprofessional Education Reports
Dr. Kristin Janke along with three other authors introduce a new section within the Short Communications of Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning called “Interprofessional Education Reports.” This new venue allows for the dissemination of innovative, promising, and early-stage models of Interprofessional Education. These lessons learned may be especially helpful to schools reacting to the updated Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s (ACPE) updated 2016 accreditation standards. Read more about the call for manuscripts here.