Teaching and Learning
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.
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 broadcast 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.
The PGY-2 emergency medicine resident will have additional opportunities to present at Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds and within the emergency medicine residents core curriculum.
Given the role of pharmacists serving as a medication expert at the bedside, you are required to deliver informal presentations to the interdisciplinary team that focus on succinct education pearls related to a patient the team is caring for. As a resident, you may have additional presentation requests by the interdisciplinary team while on specific learning experiences.
Precepting and classroom teaching
As pharmacy residents transition to future preceptor, it is imperative that residency programs provide adequate training, opportunities, and support to refine precepting skills. By learning and working alongside an experienced preceptor, you will have the opportunity to precept an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) student or facilitate the learning of a PGY1 resident.
Beginning early 2021, pharmacy residents will also have the opportunity to provide didactic clinical pharmacology lectures to students enrolled in the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program.