Design and Implementation of “LEAP” a Leadership Experience Applied to Pharmacy Course Series for Entry-to-Practice (E2P) Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Students

Title Design and Implementation of “LEAP” a Leadership Experience Applied to Pharmacy Course Series for Entry-to-Practice (E2P) Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Students
Faculty/College/Unit Pharmaceutical Sciences
Status Active
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2017
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Patricia Gerber
Year 1: Funded Amount 10,787
Year 1: Team Members

Cynthia Johansen, Registrar and CEO, College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
Angela Kim-Sing, Former Coordinator of Pharmacist Staffing and Residency, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Former Director Office of Experiential Education, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sam Louie, Adjunct Professor, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Former Pharmacy Manager, Professional Practice Leader, Lions Gate Hospital Pharmacy Department
Alan Low, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Former COO Network Healthcare Inc., Former Consultant College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
Penny Miller, Senior Instructor, Family Practice, UBC Faculty of Medicine
Glenda MacDonald, Director, Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Josh Quisias, 4th year Student, UBC Entry-to-Practice Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Co-Chair Student Leadership Conference UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
John Shaske, Pharmacist, Former Howe Sound Community Pharmacy Manager and Owner
Aaron Sihota, Pharmacist, Co-Founder Pharmacy Leaders of Tomorrow
Suzanne Solven, Executive Director, Pacific Blue Cross, Former Deputy Registrar, College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
Tracy Souza, 4th year Student, UBC Entry-to-Practice Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Lucas Thorne-Humphrey, Student, UBC Doctor of Pharmacy Graduate Program, Former Adjunct Professor - Dalhousie College of Pharmacy
Janice Yeung, Director Office of Experiential Education, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Project Summary

The expansion in the scope of pharmacy practice across Canada has brought the importance of pharmacists as leaders into sharp focus. It is vital that pharmacy graduates possess leadership knowledge and skills in this emerging landscape. UBC offers leadership courses for working professionals, graduate and business students. However, no courses focusing on leadership or leadership experiential opportunities beyond running for office in student organizations exist for pharmacy students.

The new UBC entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program, which began in 2015, requires new elective courses and has significantly expanded the experiential component, which places demand on the supply of sites. We will design, develop, implement, and rigorously evaluate a leadership course series, the Leadership Experience Applied to Pharmacy (“LEAP”), that will equip students with leadership knowledge and skills to embrace the opportunities and challenges in pharmacy practice, and help meet the elective course and experiential needs of the new Program.