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

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

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

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

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

Student Leadership Development as an “Area of Inquiry”

What happens when you teach a topic for years, diligently chipping away at the teaching and learning challenges that occur, in order to maximize student learning outcomes?  If you couple it with deliberate innovation, systematic observation and proactive, robust evaluation, you may suddenly find yourself deep in a SOTL Area of Inquiry. The Wulling Center … More Student Leadership Development as an “Area of Inquiry”

Trends in Higher Education: Implementation Sciences

As part of our mission to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning, we’re introducing a new type of blog post focused on “Trends in Higher Education.” These will often be topics that have emerged from our SOTL Journal Club readings or from our own research and scholarly interests. This week’s trend in higher education … More Trends in Higher Education: Implementation Sciences