We value innovation in teaching methods and
practical learning experiences, individual and intellectual curiosity,
life-long learning, professional leadership and personal qualities of honesty,
integrity and respect. We believe that continual exposure of our students to a
variety of patient care settings and practice-based research complements
classroom learning and provides the optimal learning experience.
The mission of the department of pharmacy
practice is to support the College of Pharmacy's mission statement
through teaching, practice, service, research, and high quality professional development.
Our goal is to produce
doctor of pharmacy graduate practitioners who will fill local, state and
national leadership roles in patient care as a direct result of their quality
experience in our program. We will achieve this by:
- Educating our student pharmacists
to be life-long learners who are competent scientist clinicians in a variety of
health care settings
- Contributing to the profession of pharmacy by serving as
leadership role models in professional organizations and community programs,
and achieving local and national recognition for our efforts.
- Demonstrating to our students the benefits of innovation in
teaching and research
- Partnering with our students to better serve the community by
engaging in scholarly activities that lead to improvements in health care
delivery and enhanced health outcomes
Approved by the Department of Pharmacy Practice, July 2011
The department of pharmacy
practice consists of 14 on-campus faculty members,
six residents, 25 clinical faculty members, and over 400 affiliate
preceptors in a variety of pharmacy environments. Our faculty have expertise in
specialized areas of pharmacy practice, including ambulatory care, cardiology,
drug information, infectious disease, neurology & psychiatry,
pharmacokinetics and pharmacy administration to name a few.
Meet our residents!
Training Programs and Workshops
PracticeWe focus on the integration
of therapeutics and science into practical, patient-oriented pharmacy
care. Faculty members are not only encouraged, but expected to maintain a
role as a practicing pharmacist, and we are involved in a variety of practice
settings including inpatient, physician office and local health departments.
Our faculty members are continuously involved in
high quality professional development. This development is very broad, and
includes, but is not limited to, keeping up with current trends in medicine,
involvement in legislative issues, certifications for practice in specialty
pharmacy areas, and continuing education in the art of teaching. We strive to
be not only competent current practitioners, but also the best educators
Our department members
are continuously involved in activities that enhance their skills in
leadership, teaching pedagogy, and the practice of pharmacy. During the past
year, our faculty members have participated in the following training programs
- “Teaching a Superior Online
Course”, which provides our faculty with skills to use state-of-the-art
technology to teach students “live” or “online”.
- On-campus workshops to use
today’s most cutting-edge software programs to aid in teaching, including
Blackboard, Elluminate, Movie Maker, and a variety of presentation and audience
- Pharmacist Immunization
Delivery Training Course. All department members are certified in immunization
delivery, allowing not for not only personal provision of such services, but
oversight and assistance to students doing the same.
- Teaching Partners Training
Program. A teaching mentorship program designed to provide new educators formal
mentorship from the seasoned educators. Regular readings, discussions and
experimentation in pedagogy that stem from these activities enable participants
to become ever-stronger teachers.
- Advanced Cardiac Life
Support (ACLS) – all department members are certified as ACLS providers and are
tasked with the continued education in order to keep this certification current.
In addition, all department members will be certified as ACLS instructors by
- Board Certified
Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) – Our department members are actively seeking
this rigorous certification program, with 25% of the department having achieved
this prestigious recognition.
- ACCP Research and
Scholarship Training Program
- ACCP Leadership and
Management Training Program
Maintaining active membership (including
leadership roles) in professional organizations provides our faculty members a
venue for staying current in the profession as well as shaping its future. Our
department members are active members in multiple professional organizations,
including, but not limited to:
- The American Association of
Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
- The American College of
Clinical Pharmacists (ACCP)
- The American Pharmacists
- The American Society of
Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
- The Findlay Area
- International Society for
Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes
- The Northwest Ohio
- Ohio Pharmacists
- The Ohio Society of Health
- Toledo Pharmacists Academy
National Collaborative Programming
The Patient Safety & Clinical Pharmacy
Services Collaborative (PSPC) - a collaborative with HRSA and the Wood County
Health Department (WCHD). This effort was awarded the Health Outcomes
Management Award by HRSA in 2011.
Our faculty members strive to promote practice-focused research
that will allow our students to expand their understanding of:
- Direct patient-care related
- Economical impact of
- Drug therapies that will
improve the lives of others
Scholarly activity and research are important for the continuous development of the pharmacist, the training of our students and the advancement of the profession. Our department members are involved in grant writing, publications and a variety of presentations at the local, state, and national level. The following are examples of the types of activities in which our department’s faculty and students are involved.
Our faculty members strive to stay in touch with
the community and current healthcare practices. Service to the community allows
for personal growth and development and brings real-world perspective into our
teaching and research.
We seek to incorporate active and problem based
learning into our teaching at every opportunity. We teach an innovative
didactic curriculum that combines pharmaceutical science and its application
to practice. In addition, we boast an innovative experiential teaching model.
Meet our residents!