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Teaching and Learning

As a resident, you will participate in the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy Glendale's Clinical Educators Program. Participants will attend live seminars, participate in mentored teaching opportunities in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum at the College of Pharmacy-Glendale, preceptor workshops, self-reflection exercises, and creation of a teaching portfolio and philosophy of teaching statement. Completion of all program requirements comprises 40 hours of contact time. Individuals who complete the minimum program requirements will receive a certificate of program completion indicating advanced training in pedagogy and experience with implementing effective teaching and learning techniques.

Precepting opportunities

By learning and working alongside an experienced preceptor, you will be guided through your first precepting experience of an advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) student during your Internal Medicine II learning experience. Evaluation and feedback on your precepting skills are provided by a mentor to ensure continual teaching development. Additional opportunities to participate in precepting APPE students may be available.

Formal presentations

As a resident, you are required to present two patient case presentations, two journal clubs, and two forty-five minute formal presentations. Presented at various venues, residents will be able to showcase pharmacology expertise to an interdisciplinary audience comprised of pharmacists, physicians, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse specialists, and nurses.

Formal evaluations on presentation skills are provided for continual development of your public speaking skills. You may be provided additional presentation opportunities when requested by interdisciplinary team members.

Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacy Services, is a continuing education provider recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Informal presentations

Given the role of pharmacists serving as a medication expert at the bedside, residents are required to deliver informal presentations to the interdisciplinary team that focus on succinct education pearls related to a patient in the team's care. Residents may have additional presentation requests by the interdisciplinary team while on specific learning experiences.