Pharmacists As Clinical Teachers (PACT)

Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences has been providing residency education since 1990 and has trained and graduated over 140 residents in the areas of pharmacy practice, community practice, drug information, ambulatory care, geriatrics and infectious disease.

In 2012, the ACCP Task force on Residencies recommended that all residents have opportunities to learn about teaching methods as part of their overall training and that teaching certificate programs be affiliated with an academic institution. Campbell University has full-time faculty trained in pedagogy that are also clinicians and residency directors involved in residency teaching certificate program since 2006. Our faculty have trained residents that are associated with Campbell, Duke, University of Kansas, University of Iowa, University of Mississippi, University of Michigan, University of Maryland at Eastern Shore, and multiple health center residency programs.

The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences began offering this residency teaching certificate training program (PACT) to outside institutions to help in the training of their residents beginning in 2016.

Purpose

The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Residency Certificate Program is designed to prepare residents with the knowledge necessary to help them as they educate patients, students and health care professionals.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Residency Teaching Certificate Program, the learner will be able to:

  • Develop a teaching philosophy
  • Apply pedagogical concepts to pharmacy education and teaching
  • Discuss learning needs, writing objectives, lesson planning, and developing learning materials for the various modes of instruction
  • Create a plan for teaching a clinical session
  • Discuss methods to engage learners how to promote professionalism
  • Develop methods to assess learning and provide feedback to learners
  • Discuss clinical teaching and select the preceptor’s role that meets learners needs

PGY-1 objectives R4.1.1, R4.1.4, and R4.2.1 will be covered.

Program Structure

The Residency Teaching Certificate Program consists of completing individual study modules then attending two one-day live seminars during August and October. Residents must complete the modules which include reading and learning exercises before attending the seminar. These assignments will be discussed during the seminar so that the resident can revise them based on feedback.

Seminar 1: August 4, 2017

  • Basics of education
  • Learning Activities
  • Professionalism/Engaging Learners

Seminar 2: October 13, 2017

  • Assessment Tools
  • Clinical Site and Experiential Education Issues

Lunch will be provided on seminar days.

11.5 CPE credits are available for the participants that complete the program.

Location

Campbell University
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Cost

$150 per resident and $70 for supplemental reading

One preceptor from each program may attend for free with a resident. Register between June 1 – September 1.

Download the PACT brochure

Contact

Steve Fuller, PharmD
fullers@campbell.edu
919-233-6000 x119

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