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:
Approved by the Department of Pharmacy Practice 2011.
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
The Department of Pharmacy Practice consists of 12 on-campus faculty members, 12 residents and 25 clinical faculty members. Our faculty have expertise in specialized areas of pharmacy practice, including ambulatory care, cardiology, drug information, geriatrics, infectious disease, neurology & psychiatry, pediatrics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacy administration and toxicology to name a few.
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.
We 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 hospitals, physician offices and community pharmacies.
Our faculty members are continuously involved in professional development activities. 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 possible!
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 (ASCP)
The American College of Clinical Pharmacists (ACCP)
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
The Findlay Area Pharmacists Association
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes
The Northwest Ohio Pharmacists Association
Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA)
The Ohio Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
Toledo Academy of Pharmacy
Our faculty members strive to promote practice-focused research that will allow our students to expand their understanding of:
Innovative pharmacy services
Economical impact of healthcare decisions
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.
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.