Leadership Professional Certificate

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The UF College of Pharmacy Leadership Certificate promotes leadership development among pharmacy students to equip the future leaders in the profession. By providing opportunities for pharmacy students to learn about leadership principles, develop self-awareness related to leadership and put this new knowledge into practice, UF COP Leadership Certificate graduates will be prepared to influence change in the profession for the benefit of patients, pharmacists and the health care systems in which we work.

For questions, contact the Leadership Certificate director:

 


Student Learning Outcomes

Leadership Knowledge (What is leadership?)

1. Explain the importance of leadership in pharmacy.

2. Describe the characteristics, behaviors and practices of effective leaders.

Personal Leadership Commitment (Who am I as a leader?)

3. Demonstrate self-awareness in leadership.

Leadership Skill Development (What skills and abilities do I need to be effective?)

4. Develop a shared vision for an initiative or project.

5. Collaborate with others.

6. Outline change processes.

Coursework for the Leadership Certificate

Required

Course
Credit Hours
Semester Offered
Content
Comments
PHA5032 Leadership for Pharmacy 2 Fall Strengths Based Leadership, 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, Creating a Vision
PHA5033 Leading Change in Pharmacy 2 Spring Advocacy, Student Leadership Challenge
PHA5034 Leadership Best Sellers 1 Summer Online, self directed *Students must complete written and oral reflections on 3 books to receive 1 credit hour.
Leadership APPE 6 There is a list of pre-approved leadership/management APPEs where preceptors will help the student apply leadership principles learned in the curriculum to practice. For Non-Patient Care rotations, students are required to have 2 deliverables, assignments that will be developed by leadership faculty. LC students can be assigned to these rotations through mitigating circumstances with OEP.
Co-curricular Activities Long The student must demonstrate that they have participated in 1 co-curricular activity in each of these 5 categories (Leadership Development Training, Professional Meeting Attendance, Advocacy, Organizational Leadership, Promoting the Profession). See Appendix A

Electives: Choose 1

Course
Credit Hours
Semester Offered
Content
Comments
PHA5214 Advanced Topics in Community Pharmacy 2 Fall
HSA6115 Introduction to the Management of Health Services Organizations 2 Online- Spring Introduction to the Management of Health Services Organizations
TOTAL Credit Hours
13-14

Student Capacity per Year

  • 25-30

Additional Costs Required

  • Total: $0–$1950
  • $1,950: Off-Book fee for HAS 6115

Certificate Purpose

The UF COP Leadership Certificate promotes leadership development among pharmacy students to equip the future leaders in the profession. By providing opportunities for pharmacy students to learn about leadership principles, develop self-awareness related to leadership and put this new knowledge into practice, UF COP Leadership Certificate graduates will be prepared to influence change in the profession for the benefit of patients, pharmacists and the health care systems in which we work.

Relationship to the College Mission Statement

This certificate program aligns with the UF College of Pharmacy mission to “promote the health and welfare of the citizens of Florida and the nation by preparing graduates in pharmacy… to assume leadership roles in practice, community, and the profession” and with the UF mission to “enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit.”

Co-curricular Activity Requirements

You are required to complete co-curricular activities as part of your personal and professional development courses throughout the curriculum. The following is a list of co-curricular activities that have been approved for the Leadership Certificate Track.

In order to complete the co-curricular requirement for the Leadership Certificate, you must participate in one activity from each of the following five categories.

Leadership Development Training

  • SOAR (Student Organization Annual Retreat)
  • Health Science Center Student Leadership Workshop
  • Another leadership development workshop pre-approved by leadership faculty

Organizational Leadership

  • Serve in an elected position for a student organization
  • Serve as an event organizer for a co-curricular event

Advocacy

  • Legislative Day
  • Visit to local legislator to promote pharmacy issues

Professional Meeting Attendance

  • Attend state, regional or national pharmacy organization meeting

Promote the Profession

  • Serve as a student ambassador for UF COP
  • Serve as a Rho Chi tutor
  • Promote the profession by making a formal presentation to K-12 students, community college students or undergrads

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Leadership Certificate Program Application

  • Please confirm you meet all of the eligibility requirements for the program, outlined above.

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