Faculty Advisor(s)

Brittany Long, PHARMD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
b-brock@onu.edu

Lindsay Peters, PHARMD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
l-peters@onu.edu

Emily Eddy, PHARMD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
e-eddy.1@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

24-4-2020 9:00 AM

Description

There has been continuous growth in the number of pharmacy schools, which has led to an expanded need for pharmacy faculty members. Although there is a recognized and unmet need for such faculty, the topic of pharmacy academia is sparsely addressed in pharmacy programs. Integrating students in an elective teaching course during their didactic education, prior to determination of their career path, could inspire more students to take on the role of an educator. Ideally, allowing students to have first-hand experience in academia focused activities and exposing them to the responsibilities of an academician could peak interest in this area. Lack of faculty members is not a pharmacy unique problem, as other healthcare professions need to prepare students for roles as educators as well. This project describes the methodology used to develop a unique layered learning interprofessional model of incorporating student pharmacists, healthcare students, and pharmacy residents to learn about academia and principles of educational pedagogy in various healthcare settings. The project describes published literature on the topic, a needs assessment and the final creation of the course. The desire is that the information described will help other colleges of pharmacy and healthcare schools to implement a similar course.

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Apr 24th, 9:00 AM

Gauging Interest in an Elective Course to Further Careers in Healthcare Academia

There has been continuous growth in the number of pharmacy schools, which has led to an expanded need for pharmacy faculty members. Although there is a recognized and unmet need for such faculty, the topic of pharmacy academia is sparsely addressed in pharmacy programs. Integrating students in an elective teaching course during their didactic education, prior to determination of their career path, could inspire more students to take on the role of an educator. Ideally, allowing students to have first-hand experience in academia focused activities and exposing them to the responsibilities of an academician could peak interest in this area. Lack of faculty members is not a pharmacy unique problem, as other healthcare professions need to prepare students for roles as educators as well. This project describes the methodology used to develop a unique layered learning interprofessional model of incorporating student pharmacists, healthcare students, and pharmacy residents to learn about academia and principles of educational pedagogy in various healthcare settings. The project describes published literature on the topic, a needs assessment and the final creation of the course. The desire is that the information described will help other colleges of pharmacy and healthcare schools to implement a similar course.