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

Joining Pharmacy and Design: Reaching Out and Collaborating across Disciplines

In January 2016, Drs. Abimbola “Abi” Asojo and Paul Ranelli were each representing their own departments, interior design and pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences (PPPS), at a community engagement seminar. Dr. Ranelli mentioned pharmacy design and cultural sensitivity as an engagement area and they began exploring the possibility of applying the idea in Dr. Asojo’s … More Joining Pharmacy and Design: Reaching Out and Collaborating across Disciplines

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: Utilizing Interprofessional Education to Address Public Health Concerns

Interprofessional Education and Public Health: Opioid Use and Misuse Drs. Keri Hager, Laura Palombi, and Heather Blue collaborated with Dr. Claudia Weber and other colleagues at the University of Minnesota – Duluth Medical School to create an Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity centered on an ongoing public health need, the opioid abuse epidemic. Second year medical … More Project Profile: Utilizing Interprofessional Education to Address Public Health Concerns

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

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”

Project Profile: Entrustable Professional Activities

At the 2015 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting, a charge was made to the 2015-2016 Academic Affairs Committee to examine the role of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in pharmacy practice. EPAs are units of professional practice, tasks or responsibilities, that can be entrusted to a learner once he or she has … More Project Profile: Entrustable Professional Activities

Project Profile: Threshold Concepts and the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process

Dr. Claire Kolar is a graduate student in the Social and Administrative Pharmacy (SAPh) at the MN-COP. She is embarking on her dissertation research in the area of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL). The aims of Dr. Kolar’s research are: The first aim is to identify Threshold Concepts associated with pharmacy students learning the … More Project Profile: Threshold Concepts and the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process

Project Profile: Script Concordance Test

Developing and Assessing Clinical Reasoning Skills in Pharmacy Education Drs. Kylee Funk and Sarah Schweiss have been interested in methods for giving students more opportunities to practice their clinical reasoning skills. They recently implemented a clinical reasoning activity, the Script Concordance Test (SCT), in the diabetes module of a therapeutics course. The SCT is a … More Project Profile: Script Concordance Test