Studying pharmacists’ provided care, home and abroad

We continue our series on innovation in electives by profiling an international elective, Portugal: A Study in Comparison. This course is led by Dr. Julie Johnson and Dr. Jason Varin. In addition this course is made possible due to a partnership with a pharmacist in Portugal, Ema Paulino, who is a leader in pharmacy and … More Studying pharmacists’ provided care, home and abroad

Laying the Groundwork to Foster Leadership in Continuous Quality Improvement

As we continue our series on innovation through electives in pharmacy education, we will discuss a new course on continuous quality improvement (CQI) at the MN-COP. Teaching CQI Launching in January 2017, Continuous Quality Improvement to Optimize Medication Use is the first MN-COP course to focus squarely on CQI education and experience. As healthcare shifts … More Laying the Groundwork to Foster Leadership in Continuous Quality Improvement

Using a competition to develop culturally competent practitioners

This week we continue our series on innovation in electives by profiling the “Cultural Competency Case Competition,” which is overseen by Oscar Garza, Ph.D. and Olihe Okoro, Ph.D. Building the Course The United States is a melting pot of diverse populations with varied healthcare needs. As the US population continues to become more diverse, it’s … More Using a competition to develop culturally competent practitioners

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”

Emerging Innovation: IPE Integrative Mental Health Focus Area

Innovation involves the transformation of ideas. The Interprofessional (IPE) Integrative Mental Health Focus Area is an educational project involving students from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and College of Pharmacy to address health care needs of persons with multiple chronic conditions (including severe and persistent mental health diagnoses) utilizing both an innovative model … More Emerging Innovation: IPE Integrative Mental Health Focus Area

Leader Development Elective

Innovation involves the transformation of ideas. The Leader Development Elective is the result of seeking new and different ways to engage students in leadership training by creating options for intensive, longitudinal and individualized programming. Description of Emerging Innovation MN-COP launched a new, year-long elective in 2015 focused on Leader Development. This course incorporates multiple new … More Leader Development Elective