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SCCP Academician Preparation Program

 
 

The South Carolina College of Pharmacy offers an optional certificate to residents throughout the state of South Carolina who are interested in enhancing skills needed in an academic environment.  Residents are assigned a full-time faculty member as their mentor for this program. Many of requirements for this certificate are already present in many residency programs.  Listed below are the details.

Goals and Objectives

The purpose of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy’s “Academician Preparation Program (APP)” is to prepare pharmacy residents to serve as educators, either in full-time or adjunct faculty positions.

Upon completion of the program, the resident should be able to:

  • Describe the responsibility of pharmacy educators
    • Describe different teaching environments
    • Define scholarship
    • Develop a teaching portfolio
    • Understand the differences among various types of faculty positions for practice, teaching,  scholarship and service
  • Demonstrate use of varied teaching methods
    • Compare and contrast various teaching methods used in unique learning settings (for example,  small group facilitation vs. large classroom didactic lecture)
    • Understand and, when appropriate, utilize principles of active learning
  • Evaluate student performance  
    • Demonstrate skill in constructing exam questions
    • Provide constructive feedback for a defined learning experience
    • Demonstrate the characteristics of an effective role model when engaged in activities with  pharmacy students
    • Employ effective preceptor strategies for motivating pharmacy students

Learning Activities/Requirements

  • Each resident will be assigned a faculty mentor from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) to work with during the year.  They will approve experiences used to fulfill learning activities and evaluate the residents’ progress.
    • Residents and mentors will meet quarterly.
  • Provide two contact hours of didactic lecture
    • At least one lecture should utilize active learning methods.
    • Lectures may be completed on the SCCP USC or MUSC campus or the institution where the resident practices. 
    • Mentors will evaluate the residents’ lectures.
    • Seminars completed at institutions as part of their residency requirement can account for one contact hour.   
      • The resident will need to obtain approval from their mentor. In addition the resident will need to submit the following information:
        • Presentation Title
        • Date to be Given
        • Location
        • Audience (specify to whom this presentation will be given and ~ number that will attend)
        • Final slide set
        • Final evaluation forms (copy of each form received)
        • Final mentor evaluation form (should include summation of all evaluations received)
      • All resident seminar presentations will be evaluated utilizing the same evaluation form.  Mentors will evaluate the residents on the SCCP USC or MUSC campus during their seminars.  If the resident is not on the USC or MUSC campus, a preceptor at that institution needs to agree to evaluate the resident.
      • All didactic lectures must have at least five “test questions” that evaluate the learner’s comprehension of the material.  The preceptor that the resident is working with should review these. 
      • These questions/answers should also be emailed to Dr. Jean Nappi (nappijm@musc.edu)
  • Facilitate five small group discussions/lab exercises
    • These can be completed at the resident’s practice site; however, each experience used for small group facilitation need to be reviewed and approved by your mentor prior to performing.  Examples of small group opportunities include but are not limited to: pharmacy student disease state discussions, pharmacy student patient case presentations, or helping in one of the laboratory based courses in the SCCP. The resident should submit the plan (date/location/group activity) for approval prior to the activity.  If the mentor is not able to evaluate the resident, another preceptor must be identified.
    • Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in laboratory, clinical assessment, clinical applications, and other elective courses at SCCP.  Many of these use small group facilitation and residents may become more familiar with additional educational techniques including OSCE using standardized patients and human patient simulation.
    • All small group facilitations will be evaluated utilizing the same evaluation form.  Mentors will evaluate the residents performing small groups facilitations at the SCCP USC or MUSC campus.  If residents choose to perform activity at their practice site, a preceptor must agree to evaluate.
    • There are many opportunities on the SCCP USC and MUSC campus.
  • Precept pharmacy students during two (month long) rotations
    • This experience needs to be reviewed and approved by your mentor prior to performing.  A preceptor at the resident’s institution needs to agree to evaluate the resident on this experience.  Minimum requirements for this interaction include:  providing an orientation to the student for the month long experience, review patients and discuss disease states and drug therapies, review team interactions, review patient interactions.  Must be able to perform verbal and written midpoint and final evaluations.
  • Provide written evaluation of pharmacy students
    • Evaluate pharmacy students on two rotation experience (see above bullet)
      • This experience needs to be reviewed and approved by your mentor prior to performing.  A preceptor at the resident’s institution needs to agree to evaluate the resident on this experience.
    • Evaluate at least five pharmacy student oral presentations (examples include but are not limited to: pharmacy student seminar presentations, clinical applications presentations, clinical assessment patient presentations)
  • Prepare a manuscript suitable for peer review and publication
    • This can be completed with preceptors from the resident’s practice site; however, it needs to be reviewed and approved by your mentor.  It must meet these minimum requirements:
      • Publication subject is of appropriate depth / scope and is relatable for the respective postgraduate year of training
      • The resident should develop a time line to include the following items: topic, preceptor, journal, 1rst draft, 2nd draft, submission date
      • The publication should be suitable for submission to a peer review journal
  • Prepare an abstract suitable for submission for a professional meeting on a local, state or national level
    • Identification of the abstract subject matter, related organization where the abstract will be submitted and potential authors needs to be reviewed and approved by your mentor prior to performing.  The abstract can be written with other preceptors; however, it will need to be included in your portfolio.  The abstract must include results and conclusion.
  • Attend 80% of academic seminar series
    • Resident will need to attend the seminar series.  These will be provided via distance education to the Charleston and Columbia campus.  Residents in Florence and Greenville will be able to receive these through distance education technology; however, they will be required to travel to Charleston or Columbia campus for a day in July.   There will be ~ 10 hours of additional seminars during the first half of the year. 
  • Prepare a teaching portfolio
    • This will contain all of your learning activities and evaluations.  This will need to be turned into your mentor to review prior to completion of program.  This will need to be completed by June 1st.
 
 
 

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