Creativity with Co-Curriculum During COVID

April 19, 2021
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Co-Curricular Community

Speakers will share details about their co-curricular programs, highlight creative changes implemented during the pandemic, and describe which, if any, of those changes they will keep going forward. Co-curricula, and pharmacy education in general, have needed to innovate and pivot rapidly to ensure that learning outcomes and ACPE Standards are being met in non-traditional ways. Co-curricular programs around the country are quite varied in all facets (Maerten-Rivera, et al, AJPE 2020). Opportunities to share our collective challenges, and how we have overcome/met those challenges, can provide all of us ideas to strengthen our programs. 


  1. Describe co-curricular programs of a variety of institutions.
  2. Discuss creative approaches to co-curricula implemented by a few institutions.
  3. Explain co-curricular changes made during the pandemic that are planned to continue post-pandemic.


Dana Hammer, RPh, MS, PhD, FNAP
Senior Instructor, and Faculty Lead for Student Professional Development
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Eva Berrios-Colon, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, CACP 
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Director of Community & Co-Curricular Affairs
Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Long Island University

Brooke Fidler, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 
Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Long Island University

Wendy Gabriel, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Vice-Chair Curricular Affairs Committee
South College School of Pharmacy

Rebecca K. Kavanagh, Pharm.D., BCACP, AAHIVP 
Assistant Professor of Ambulatory Care, Director of Co-Curriculum and Developmental Portfolios 
Touro College of Pharmacy (New York)