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Teaching and Learning


You are required to provide continuing education presentations at various venues throughout the academic year. One such venue is Mayo Clinic Pharmacy Grand Rounds, where residents showcase pharmacology expertise to an interdisciplinary audience comprised of pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse specialists, and nurses. Mayo Clinic Pharmacy Grand Rounds is accredited for ACPE, AMA, ANCC, and AAPA continuing education credit and broadcasts to all Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System sites across the United States. Regardless of location, learners can actively participate in assessment questions using state-of-the-art polling software on mobile devices. Formal evaluations on presentation skills are provided to you for continued public speaking development.

Additionally, the PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics resident is required to provide multiple formal presentations throughout the academic year to an informatics oversight committee. Required presentations typically stem from one of these categories: emerging technologies, best practice guidelines, informatics literature, or tips and tricks for existing technologies.

The PGY-2 informatics resident also participates in a weekly informatics seminar designed to cover specific topics of interest to the medication management team. The seminar series utilizes a variety of discussion methods, including formal and informal case discussions.

Teaching certificate and precepting

A teaching workshop is required for all residents who have not completed a previous certificate program. At the beginning of the academic year, you attend an eight-hour workshop to learn the foundational principles of pedagogy, course creation, philosophies of learning, writing measureable objectives, and creating evaluation questions. The latter portion of the workshop includes case-based vignettes that focus on difficult or challenging scenarios that young preceptors may encounter.

Under the direction of a preceptor, residents are afforded the opportunity to precept summer interns and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students. Evaluation and feedback on precepting skills is provided by a preceptor to ensure continual teaching development. Residents interested in a future faculty position may elect to complete additional teaching experiences that focus on preceptor skill development.