Publication Record: Spring/Summer 2018

UMN-COP Faculty continue to innovate and share their insights with pharmacy educators. Below is a roundup of our recent publications. Assessment and Evaluation Supporting Formative Peer Review of Clinical Teaching through a Focus on Process Peer observation of didactic teaching is fairly common amongst educators. Peer observation of experiential teaching is seen much less often. … More Publication Record: Spring/Summer 2018

A Focus on Resilience in Residency Training

The need for interventions to mitigate burnout in healthcare professionals is a growing need. As the emphasis on resilience training as an antidote to burnout continues to gain momentum, groups are aiming to address this topic through a variety of avenues. In 2017-2018, the UMN Post-graduate Year-1 Pharmacy Residency Program undertook efforts to help residents … More A Focus on Resilience in Residency Training

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

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