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Laboratory Instructors Webinar Series 

Incorporation of the PPCP into the Pharmacy Lab


Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Documents: Webinar Slides

Webinar Description:

Two speakers will present from two different institutions in regards to their experience in developing, implementing, and teaching the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process (PPCP) into the pharmacy laboratory curriculum.

Each speaker will present in the following predefined format: Name of School; Type of pharmacy lab curriculum (3 vs 2 vs 1 year); Target pharmacy student; Description of time, number of instructors involved, IT systems used; What and how it is taught; Assessment and feedback methods; What went well, what didn't go well, and lessons learned.

The length of the webinar will be 60 minutes, in which 30 minutes will be designed to share information and 20 minutes for discussion amongst the participants and Q&A.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Describe the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process (PPCP)
  • Incorporate the PPCP into a pharmaceutical sciences lab dealing with pharmaceutics / pharmacy compounding
  • Apply the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to activities in a pharmacy practice lab dealing with three practice areas: community, acute care, and ambulatory care
  • Incorporate the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process in performance based assessments throughout the pharmacy practice laboratory curriculum

Webinar Presenters:

Laura E. Knockel, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Bill J Bowman, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy - Glendale

Webinar Moderator:

Min Kwon, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Notre Dame of Maryland University


Patience for Patients: The Joys and Challenges of Using Standardized Patients in the Clinical Skills Lab

Documents: Webinar Slides

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Webinar Description: During this Webinar, the types of standardized patients available for use, processes to recruit and train standardized patient and various ways to use standardized patients in clinical skills lab will be discussed. Participants will be provided information on how to expand the use of standardized patients beyond assessment purposes.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Discuss best practices in development of scenarios for use with standardized patients.
  • Explain ways that standardized patients can be incorporated into the clinical skills laboratory for more than assessment of skills.
  • Discuss the logistics involved in incorporating standardized patients into the training aspect of the clinical skills laboratory.
  • Determine the best type of standardized patient based on the specific learning activity and the resources available at your institution.
  • Develop an outline for the process of recruiting, enrolling and training standardized patients from the community.
  • Discuss methods for overcoming challenges related to using standardized patients in the clinical skills lab setting.


Kierstan Hanson, PharmD, BCPS
Director of Laboratory Experiences
Assistant Professor
Manchester University

Brittany Riley PharmD, MS, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Residencies
Marshall University


Krista L. Donohoe, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University

Incorporating Electronic Health Records into the Classroom

Documents: Webinar Slides

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Webinar Description: With the widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) in today’s healthcare systems, it is essential for students to be prepared to effectively and safely use EHRs upon graduation.  In order to meet this goal, pharmacy students should be introduced to EHRs in the classroom setting.  The most commonly used EHRs in US Schools of Pharmacy will be described and ways these systems have been incorporated into pharmacy curricula will be discussed.  Recommendations and first hand experience on how to start using EHRs in the pharmacy classroom will also be provided. 

Webinar Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast electronic health records that are frequently used in the classroom.
  • Identify ways to incorporate EHRs into the pharmacy curriculum.
  • Describe qualitative and quantitative feedback on EHRs based on personal experiences.


Kimberly Elder, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor, Clinical and Administrative Sciences
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy

Kali VanLangen, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Ferris State University


Krista L. Donohoe, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University

Ensuring the Sequential Instruction and Assessment of Pharmaceutical Care Skills through Laboratory Curricular Mapping

Documents: Webinar Slides

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Webinar Description: This webinar will discuss how curricular mapping was used for the redesign of sequential comprehensive skills-based laboratory courses to ensure learning objectives and pre-APPE readiness are achieved according to the ACPE accreditation standards and CAPE outcomes.  We will discuss the use of pharmacist and student focus groups that identified existing skills in which students demonstrate competence and skills that require further practice and instruction.  The process of curricular and skills mapping used during the redesign process to ensure sequential instruction of pharmaceutical care skills and assessment of student performance will be reviewed.  The webinar will conclude by discussing the process used to evaluate the impact of course changes. 


Susanne Barnett, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Casey Gallimore, PharmD
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Andrea Porter, PharmD
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy


Kimberley J. Begley, PharmD,  RPh
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions


Laboratory Instructors SIG Webinar 3 

Topic: Using a Systems-Approach to Assessment in the Laboratory Setting


At the end of this presentation the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the most common types and methods of assessment currently conducted in the laboratory setting.
  • Describe various frameworks (e.g. Miller’s Pyramid) for assessment and how they are applied in the laboratory setting.
  • Explain how a systems-based approach can be applied to laboratory instruction and assessment.
  • Define best practices for implementing an assessment plan in the laboratory setting.
  • Discuss opportunities to apply a systems-based assessment approach for key 2016 draft ACPE standards within the laboratory setting.

When: Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00pm EST


Karen R. Sando, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Dr. Sando joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in September 2010. She received her Pharm.D. from the University of Florida in 2008 and went on to complete a PGY-1 with an emphasis in ambulatory care at the University of Florida in 2009. Following residency, she worked as a clinical pharmacist at Shands Jacksonville offering clinical pharmacy services in diabetes, anticoagulation, and pain management. Since joining the faculty at UF, Dr. Sando has co-coordinated the Pharmaceutical Skills Lab Course for 3rd year pharmacy students. She also teaches ambulatory care topics (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, tobacco cessation) in the Pharmacotherapy course series in the UF COP curriculum. Dr. Sando maintains a practice site at UF Health Family Medicine at Old Town and supervises APPE students and directs a PGY-2 residency program in Ambulatory Care. She recently earned Board Certification as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) in 2013 and has maintained certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) since 2010.

Dr. Sando has been actively involved in AACP and the Laboratory Special Interest Group since 2012. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Laboratory SIG Assessment Committee and is working on a project to standardize and validate common rubrics used in patient care laboratory courses. In 2012, Dr. Sando and her colleague Dr. Randell Doty received the AACP Innovations in Teaching Award for an interactive game used to teach medication history taking to 2nd year pharmacy students ( This year, Dr. Sando recently presented a mini-session on use of virtual patients at the AACP Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX.

Elizabeth Skoy, Pharm.D., RPh
Assistant Professor of Practice
North Dakota State University

Dr. Skoy is an assistant professor of practice at North Dakota State University. She joined the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences in 2009. She received her Pharm.D. from North Dakota State University in 2007, and worked as a pharmacy manager for Walgreens pharmacy in Ames, Iowa. During her time in Iowa, she offered medication therapy management services and traveled around the area organizing immunization clinics.  Currently, Dr. Skoy teaches in the Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory and Lecture series.  Along with her colleagues, she teaches first, second, and third year professional pharmacy students skills such as nonsterile and sterile compounding, dispensing and consultation of prescription and nonprescription medications, medication therapy management, disease state management, immunization administration, point of care testing, and physical assessment.   Dr. Skoy has also taught in courses related to pathophysiology of disease and over-the-counter and nonprescription medications. 
Dr. Skoy is active in assessment at the departmental, university, and national level. She is chair of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program Assessment Committee at North Dakota State University, and also serves on the University Assessment Committee. She is currently serving as the co-chair of the Laboratory SIG Assessment Committee where she is working with colleagues across the country to standardize and validate rubrics used in pharmacy laboratory courses. Dr. Skoy has been active in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy since 2007, and is also an active member of the American Pharmacists’ Association. 

Rucha Bond, PharmD, PhC, CDE
Interim Director of Experiential Education
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy

Laboratory Instructors SIG Webinar 2

Topic: Publishing your education scholarship:  Tips and tricks for maximizing the likelihood of success


When: Friday, May 3, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00pm EST

Objective:  To provide insight into the publication process for educational scholarship along with insights regarding strategies for increasing success rates

Presenter: Kevin Eva, PhD

Dr. Kevin Eva is Senior Scientist in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship, Professor and Director of Educational Research and Scholarship in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.  He completed his PhD in Cognitive Psychology (McMaster University) in 2001 and became Editor-in-Chief for the journal Medical Education in 2008.  He maintains a number of international appointments including the University of Maastricht (Netherlands) and the University of Bern (Switzerland) and has consulted broadly around the globe including advisory roles for the National Board of Medical Examiners (US) and the Medical Council of Canada.  He is founding Co-director of the Maastricht-Canadian Masters of Health Professional Education program.
His current research interests are broadly defined within the context of research into educational practices within the health professions. They include research into (1) The value and limits of subjective judgment, (2) The promotion and assessment of non-cognitive characteristics in professional practice, (3) The context specific nature of performance, (4) The conceptualization, nature, and use of self-assessment, (5) The psychological processes that impact upon one’s responsiveness to feedback, and (6) The nature of clinical expertise.  Recent awards for this work include the MILES Award for Mentoring, Innovation, and Leadership in Education Scholarship from the Asia-Pacific Medical Education Conference, the John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education from the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada, and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Medical Council of Canada.

Michael W Neville, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Georgia



Laboratory Instructors SIG Webinar 1

Topic: Scholarship of Teaching: Developing Research Ideas from Classroom Teaching

When:  January 4, 2013, 1:00 - 2:00PM EST

Adam Persky, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor and Director for the Center for Educational Excellence in Pharmacy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Adam has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and Director for the Center for Educational Excellence in Pharmacy at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He coordinates and teaches three courses within the School in pharmacokinetics and physiology. Adam has received several teaching awards within the School including Best Overall Instructor and he has been named an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Teaching Scholar during the program’s inaugural year (2009-10). He is currently on the editorial board for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, has nearly a dozen publications in the area of pharmacy education directly related to his teaching, and has given 30 presentations in the area of teaching and learning.


Michael W Neville, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Georgia


 Webinar Info

Cost: Free to AACP Members.

Availability: The meeting room is limited to the first 100 attendees

Webinar Audio:
We recommend listening to the audio portion of the webinar through your computer speakers. If you do not have speakers or are having audio difficulties, audio can be provided via conference call. Please contact the moderator for the conference call information.

Login information:
Please log into the webinar using your e-mail address and AACP password.

Additional Details:

  1. The meeting room will open at 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time.
  2. Participants should listen to the audio portion of the webinar via computer speakers. Conference call information will be provided if needed.
  3. Participant audio input will be muted so they are not able to speak to other participants, the presenter or moderator.
  4. Participants can submit questions to the moderator or IT support person via chat. The moderator will review all chat questions and ask selected questions to the presenter periodically.
  5. An IT support person from AACP will be present throughout the duration of the Webinar to assist with technical support requests from participants (to be received from participants via text chat).
  6. The webinar will be recorded for viewing for those who are not able to attend the webinar. 

Attendance is available only to AACP members. There are no costs for AACP Members to participate in this discussion.

If you have questions regarding the webinar, please contact the webinar moderator: Michael Neville( ).

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