Teaching in Pharmacy Practice and Administration

Didactic Classroom Initiatives

Faculty regularly collaborate with the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence to develop creative exercises to spark student learning. Learning environments align with the delivery pathway, either on campus or online.

Campus Pathway

Our pharmacy classrooms contain state-of-the-art technology to facilitate student learning. All classrooms are equipped with Apple TV and Smart Boards, which allow students to collaborate in small groups and share their work. 

Online Pathway

Faculty create innovative interactive asynchronous and synchronous content focused on engaging students in interactive and participatory learning experiences.

Clinical and Experiential Learning

Two pharmacists consult with a patient in a hospital setting.

Our students are exposed to a wide array of patient populations, encompassing diversity in ages, gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and disease states. Preceptors for our students emphasize the continuity of care to integrate acute, chronic, and overall wellness in both inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings. Students have meaningful interactions with practitioners and patients, with a primary goal of advancing patient welfare while expanding student knowledge in authentic practice settings.


A pharmacy student participates in simulation experiences.

Our state-of-the-art Interprofessional SIM Center provides robust opportunities for integrated simulated patient care throughout the curriculum. It houses a dispensing pharmacy, inpatient patient care sim rooms with high-fidelity mannequins and all requisite patient care equipment, a primary care lab to simulate ambulatory care, and a debriefing space. Our SIM program supplements classroom and experiential learning and is not a substitute for live-direct patient care. This space is also used to engage students in interprofessional educational experiences. Both campus pathway and online students are engaged in SIM-based activities.