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

Using Inter-Institutional Peer Review Teams to improve TBL

As team-based learning (TBL) becomes more widely used, there is an increasing interest in the quality of TBL delivery, specifically on the design of effective application activities (AAs). Partnering with Regis University, the University of Minnesota set out to investigate within this area, with support from a Team Based Learning Collaborative Grant.  Phase 1 of … More Using Inter-Institutional Peer Review Teams to improve TBL

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

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

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