Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Program Celebrates 2021 Participants
The Wegmans School of Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Curriculum Certificate Program is a yearly program for post-graduate pharmacy residents that educates on the principles of learning theory and how to apply when educating students, patients, and other health care professionals.
Dr. Lisa Avery and Dr. Elizabeth Sutton-Burke coordinate a program that provides residents the background of learning theory and how to apply this theory to improve their education skills for teaching students, patients, and other health care professionals. As learning theory is not commonly part of a pharmacy school curriculum, Dr. Kristin Love, adjunct faculty at the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, provides this valuable information.
“The residents gain real-life experience by providing feedback to our pharmacy students in our simulated patient counseling experiences, teaching in small groups during our Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics sequence, and creating virtual disease state lectures to help our students prepare for their licensing exams,” said Avery.
Each year, 20-25 residents participate from seven Rochester and Syracuse hospitals, including Strong Memorial, Highland, Rochester General, Unity, Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Upstate University, and St. Joseph’s Health. Residents receive a certificate upon completion of the didactic and experiential sessions at an annual celebration held in June.