|Building Blocks of Inpatient Pharmacy Practice Experience in the Entry-to-Practice PharmD Curriculum
Experiential education is a critical component of the PharmD curriculum, offering immersive, high-impact and transformative learning opportunities. Feedback from student course evaluations and surveys indicate that they feel unprepared to participate in inpatient (i.e., hospital) practicums leading to increased academic and well-being challenges.
Practice educators (practicing pharmacists who supervise students), who are fundamental to the sustainment of the faculty’s experiential program, are expressing increased workload associated with supporting unprepared students, leading to a decrease desire to continue hosting practicums. This impacts learning opportunities for our students.
Currently, students have minimal opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills to inpatient specific cases of varying complexity and receive tailored feedback, as expected on practicum. Through collaboration with frontline practitioners, this project aims to improve student preparedness for inpatient practicums by providing simulated practicum experiences consisting of real-life case-based activities which integrate electronic medical records, varying complexity, clinical application of skills, and feedback.
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Asal Taheri, Lecturer / Coordinator, Office of Experiential Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Project Team Members:
Janice Yeung, Lecturer / Director, Office of Experiential Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences