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

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

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

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

Project Profile: Across the Patient Care Threshold

This Project Profile highlights the first aim of Dr. Claire Kolar’s dissertation research, in which she attempts to discover more about the transformation students undergo when learning the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) by identifying threshold concepts.  An introduction to Dr. Kolar’s dissertation project can be found here. Why are Threshold Concepts important to pharmacy … More Project Profile: Across the Patient Care Threshold

Student Leadership Development as an “Area of Inquiry”

What happens when you teach a topic for years, diligently chipping away at the teaching and learning challenges that occur, in order to maximize student learning outcomes?  If you couple it with deliberate innovation, systematic observation and proactive, robust evaluation, you may suddenly find yourself deep in a SOTL Area of Inquiry. The Wulling Center … More Student Leadership Development as an “Area of Inquiry”

Development of “When Pharmacy Goes to War”: How history can be used to impact student pharmacists’ perspectives about the profession

This semester, we will be profiling several projects from colleagues at the UMN COP, highlighting each for innovation in pharmacy education. Last week, we began the series by introducing an experiential elective for first-year student pharmacists:  The Pharmaceutical Care Experience directed by Anita Sharma, PharmD (HealthEast) and Keri Hager, PharmD (UMN COP-Duluth). This week profiles … More Development of “When Pharmacy Goes to War”: How history can be used to impact student pharmacists’ perspectives about the profession

Jumping In: Immersing Students in the “Pharmaceutical Care Experience”

This semester, we will be profiling several projects from colleagues at the MN-COP, highlighting each for its contributions to innovation in pharmacy education. We begin with an experiential elective for first-year student pharmacists: The Pharmaceutical Care Experience directed by Anita Sharma, PharmD (HealthEast) and Keri Hager, PharmD (MN-COP). The Innovation: Getting Their Feet Wet: Early … More Jumping In: Immersing Students in the “Pharmaceutical Care Experience”