Who and what was shared about our new curriculum at the 2017 AACP Annual Meeting?

Like last year, UMN-COP faculty and graduate students presented posters in a variety of disciplinary areas at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. Click on the titles below to read more about each poster. School Poster on Assessing Student Achievement of CAPE Domain 4 Empowering Student Pharmacist Innovation … More Who and what was shared about our new curriculum at the 2017 AACP Annual Meeting?

Partnering with student organizations to support student success

Co-Curricular Activities in Pharmacy Education Co-curricular activities are defined as “experiences that complement, augment, and/or advance what is learned in the formal didactic and experiential curriculum.” Co-curricular activities may include things such as ‘brown bag’ medication reviews, participation in state and national legislative days, research projects, and holding office in student organizations or student government. … More Partnering with student organizations to support student success

U of MN Recognized for Excellence in Experiential Education

A team of Minnesota faculty was recently recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Experiential Education Section with the Award of Excellence in Experiential Education. The experiential education curriculum was significantly modified as part of the curriculum revision that started with the graduating class of 2017. Some of the goals were to increase … More U of MN Recognized for Excellence in Experiential Education

UMN pharmacy researchers study employer perceptions of success

Why study “variables in new practitioners’ success”?   The concept of success and the variables contributing to success as a new practitioner are insufficiently studied in pharmacy education.  Domain 4 of the CAPE Outcomes lacks the specificity needed to guide curricular decisions about the inclusion or exclusion of specific content and skill sets.  As a result, … More UMN pharmacy researchers study employer perceptions of success

Fostering collegiality and celebrating outstanding teaching

In 1999, former University of Minnesota (UMN) President Mark Yudof established the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (ADT) in recognition of the importance of outstanding teaching to the university. The ADT’s purpose is to recognize and celebrate teaching excellence, foster continuous improvement of teaching and learning at the UMN, and strengthen the resources to do so. … More Fostering collegiality and celebrating outstanding teaching

Publication Record: Spring 2017

UMN-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. Educational Leadership & Administration Expanding Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Education Through a Multisite University-Affiliated Model Drs. Sarah Schweiss, Sarah Westberg, Jean Moon, and Todd Sorensen describe and advocate for the … More Publication Record: Spring 2017

Improving Quality in TBL Application Activities

Team-based learning (TBL) seeks to flip the classroom, freeing up class time for “application activities (AAs)” where teams solve the kinds of problems they will face in the future. But what makes an AA high quality, resulting in the learning outcomes we need?  In this post, we describe a scholarly, collaborative effort between the University … More Improving Quality in TBL Application Activities

REWIND: “Back to the Future”–University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (MN-COP) Leaders in Pharmacy Education

This may sound like a blog post on the 1985 American science fiction adventure comedy starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown. Good guess, but it’s not about the film. Let’s rewind back several months when we were talking about leaders from the University of Minnesota at the American … More REWIND: “Back to the Future”–University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (MN-COP) Leaders in Pharmacy Education