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Contributor:Frank Ascione
Administrative/Academic Title:Dean
Institution:University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Other Contributors:Paul C. Walker, Pharm.D., FASHP, Clinical Associate Professor College of Pharmacy University of Michigan UH/B2 D301, SPC 5008 1500 East Medical Center Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5008 Kathy S. Kinsey, Coordinator for Staff Education Department of Pharmacy Services University of Michigan Health System Ann Arbor, MI Michael D. Kraft, Pharm.D., BCNSP, Clinical Associate Professor College of Pharmacy University of Michigan Nancy A. Mason, Pharm.D., Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Experiential Training College of Pharmacy University of Michigan John S. Clark, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences College of Pharmacy University of Michigan
Title:Noteworthy Practice Standard 14 -Michigan
Tool/Process Description:
We have developed a Direct Patient Care IPPE with conjunction with the University of Michigan Hospital Department of Pharmacy Services. 

Students are assigned to complete medication reconciliation P3 for all patients within three days of admission to the medicine faculty hospitalists (MFH) service. Each student is assigned to cover a specific patient care area and must complete medication reconciliation for all MFH patients meeting criteria in his or her assigned area; the six students are expected to work as a team to divide the workload fairly and ensure that all patients are covered. Each day, the students must maintain a list of patients for whom medication reconciliation was completed and communicate that information to the students scheduled for the next day (students working on Monday begin by reviewing data on patients admitted on the previous Friday).

The Direct Patient Care IPPE is a valuable learning activity that not only meets the requirements of ACPE but also meets the needs of the college of pharmacy in providing an experience that gives students real patient care responsibility, thus providing better preparation for inpatient clinical rotations during their fourth-year advanced practice experiences. Furthermore, the students perform a needed service for the health system and patients, accomplishing meaningful work that would otherwise have to be done by others. The IPPE is truly a win/win/win for students, the College, and the Hospital.

Tool/Process Details:

Length of use:1-3 years
Adapted From:

Paul C. Walker, Kathy S. Kinsey, Michael D. Kraft, Nancy A. MasonJohn S. Clark. Improving student education and patient care through an innovative introductory pharmacy practice experience.Am J Health Syst Pharm April 15, 2011 68:655-660; doi:10.2146/ajhp100490

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