Our Educational Philosophy
To empower students to be caring medication therapy experts and effective members of the interprofessional team, we provide a strong educational foundation in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social and administrative, and clinical sciences. We deliver an organized, sequential curriculum that instills an evidence-based approach to problem-solving and fosters the development and integration of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values required in the profession.
The Patient Care Process
Case-based learning activities, skills lab activities, and interprofessional learning activities prepare students to use a patient-centered approach in collaboration with other health professionals in order to optimize patient health and medication outcomes. This is accomplished by learning the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process. Students are introduced to this process at the beginning of the curriculum and continually develop skills in using the process across the four-year curriculum.
Technology Enhanced Active Learning
Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) in the classroom involves large projection screens on the walls of the active learning classrooms at the various campuses, table microphones for students to engage, and cameras mounted on walls around to room to capture all classroom activity. A full time video technician monitors all classroom video conferencing sessions to maximize audio and video capture. Students are able to interact with other student teams and faculty at the distance campuses in real time to engage in rich discussion and learning activities.