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Faculty and students contribute expertise to national peer meeting

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Pharmacy practice faculty, the Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and PharmD students were among several from the School who contributed expertise through presentations, roundtable discussions, leading special interest groups, or award recipients at Pharmacy Education 2017—the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. The School’s participants and their respective topics included:

  • Susanne Barnett, Associate Professor (CHS), Pharmacy Practice Division
    Program contribution
    : Laboratory Instructors Special Interest Group (SIG): “Experiences with Curricular Mapping and Summative Assessments in Patient Care Laboratory Sequences”
    Speaker(s): Jaime Riskin, Jennifer Henriksen, Susanne Barnett
    Focus: The session was designed to illustrate methods to structure a laboratory course sequence while mapping to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) standards, Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs), and more. Methods for assessing student readiness for advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) were discussed and participants had the opportunity to map their own laboratory activities to the EPAs and ACPE standards.
  • Erik Burns, Division Chair, Assistant Dean of Outreach & Professional Development
    Program contribution: Graduate Student Program: Management & Leadership Tools and Strategies For New Team Leaders
    Focus: Interactive workshop on leading successful teams addressing management and leadership skills that are grounded in an understanding of human nature and how individuals with different personalities, motivations, backgrounds and diverse values can collaborate.

  • Melgardt deVilliers, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
    Program contribution: deVilliers was sworn in as Chair-Elect of the Pharmaceutics Section.

  • Casey Gallimore, Associate Professor (CHS), Pharmacy Practice Division
    Program contribution: Special Session entitled “Cross-Institutional Quality Improvement: Road Mapping the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process Within Skills Lab Curricula”
    Speaker(s): Gallimore along with three other faculty members from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Rutgers, and Purdue University.
    Focus: The session provided participants a tangible method for road map development to evaluate and demonstrate how the Pharmacist Patient Care Process (PPCP) is designed, delivered and monitored within a skills or simulation curriculum.
    Program contribution: Mini Session entitled “Designing Performance-Based Assessments: Application of the Absorb-Do-Connect Learning Framework”
    Speaker(s): Gallimore and Ed Portillo, assistant faculty associate
    Focus: The session demonstrated how the Absorb-Do-Connect learning framework by William Horton can be used to design assessment strategies for performance of professional competencies within simulated healthcare settings.
  • Mary Hayney, Professor (CHS), Pharmacy Practice Division
    Program contribution: Poster Presentation highlighting the University of Wisconsin—Madison’s meningococcal serogroup B immunization effort.
    Focus: As the largest immunization effort on a college campus, just over 20,000 vaccines were administered. About 2/3 of the undergraduates on campus received a vaccine. One hundred twenty-five pharmacy students volunteered 566 hours at the clinics that were held on seven days. Thirty-five pharmacy students administered vaccines alongside students and professionals in nursing and medicine. Students gained valuable experience with emergency preparedness and strategies for mass dispensing.
  • Mike Nagy, PharmD ‘16, PGY-1 resident at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (VA), Madison
    Program contribution: Selected as 2017 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholar.
    Faculty mentor: Andrea Porter

  • Scott Pearson, PharmD ’16, PGY-1 resident at the University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colo.
    Program contribution: Selected as 2017 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholar.
    Faculty mentor: Joel Marrs, associate professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado.

  • Andrea Porter, Associate Professor (CHS), Pharmacy Practice Division
    Program contribution: Poster Presentation entitled, “Evaluation of an Introduction to Academic Teaching Course for Third-Year Doctor of Pharmacy Students”
    Author(s): Andrea Porter, Susanne Barnett, Casey Gallimore, Karen Kopacek, Michael Pitterle, Amanda Margolis
    Focus: The poster described an elective academic teaching course for third-year doctor of pharmacy students, the evaluation of the course utilizing student and faculty feedback, and the course changes that will be implemented in the upcoming academic year.
    Program contribution: Porter was sworn in as Chair-Elect of the Laboratory Instructors Special Interest Group.
  • Ed Portillo, assistant faculty associate
    Program contribution: Roundtable discussion entitled “Development of Co-curricular Leadership Programs focused on the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Leadership Certificate Program”
    Focus: Primary discussion was focused on the UW Leadership Framework as well as program co-curricular components.
    Program contribution: Roundtable discussion entitled “Remediation within Skills-Based Labs focused on how to best provide remediation opportunities to PharmD students for skills-based activities”Focus: Discussion involved key components of remediation policy development at the school level.
    Program contribution: Mini Session entitled “Designing Performance-Based Assessments: Application of the Absorb-Do-Connect Learning Framework”
    Speaker(s): Portillo and Casey Gallimore, Associate Professor (CHS)
    Focus: See Gallimore listing above
  • Greg Higby, Executive Director, American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP)
    Program contribution: Roundtable discussion on how to best utilize the new AIHP Guidelines for Teaching History of Pharmacy.
    Program contribution: Host of a networking session for those interested in history topics.
    Program contribution: AACP History of Pharmacy SIG: Presentation of the AIHP Liaison report.
    Program contribution: Special Interest Group session: “What I Learned about My Students’ Writing from Teaching the History of Pharmacy.” At this SIG session he also presented an AIHP Certificate of Commendation to Prof. David Baker of Western New England University.
  • Brekk Feeley, DPH-4 student
    Program contribution: Poster Presentation entitled, “Impact of a Video Presentation Assignment on Student Confidence in Presenting Evidence Based Medicine”
    Speaker(s)/Author(s): Brekk Feeley, Speaker/Co-Author; Amanda Margolis and Sara Shull, Co-Authors
    Focus: The research assessed the impact of a video presentation assignment on student confidence in presenting evidence based medicine to hypothetical healthcare professionals with varying credentials. An increase in confidence was seen across all surveyed items. However, other activities and experiences may have also contributed to increased student confidence.
  • Joe Zorek, Assistant Professor (CHS), Pharmacy Practice Division and Director of Interprofessional Education
    Program contribution: New Investigator Award Poster Presentation entitled, “Evaluating the Utility of Mimycx to Advance Interprofessional Experiential Education”
    Authors(s): Joseph Zorek, Shobhina Chheda, Paula Jarzemsky, Susan Wenker, Kevin Wyne
    Focus:  This study employed quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate the impact of Mimycx, a multi-player online serious game, on interprofessional education-related perceptions and competencies in 50 first and second year students at UW-Madison – 10 each from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies – and to assess students’ impressions of the game’s utility.

Pharmacy Education 2017 was held July 15-19 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. The conference offered educational programming, exhibits, networking events and award presentations.