Virtual Teaching During a Pandemic: You Have Got to be Kidding Me!
Wed, January 27, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT
Prior to Spring of 2020, many pharmacy schools were designed to deliver content in person with heavy hands on interactions. While there are a few institutions that deliver online programs, many faculty had very little experience delivering content 100% virtually. Fortunately, there is research out there as some other medical professionals have been obtaining their education through online methods, most notably there are many online nursing and nurse practitioner programs (1).
When evaluating strategies to recruit and retain pharmacy students, a major theme that is seen, is students desire connection (2). While delivering content is vital, student engagement and connection should also be balanced.
While we realize (and also struggled) there was a short time span to overcome these challenges this past year, the purpose of this program is to help support those who find themselves in the situation where they suddenly are teaching online. We will share our experiences and delve into some research that is also available to us from other medical professionals on what may work.
1.Distler JW. Nurse Pract. 2015;40(11):44-9
2.Curtis SD, Feild C, and Buring SM. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019;83(9):7307
Learning Objectives for Pharmacists
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss creative methods and approaches to teaching didactic and elective content
2. Describe strategies to assess learning in the virtual environment
3. Create pathways to keep students feeling connected and engaged during times of uncertainty
PPA has accredited this knowledge-based webinar for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists. UAN #:0180-0000-21-001-L04-P.
The Pediatric Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. In order to receive credit, participants must register for the program, attend the program, and fill out a post-program survey. Webinar programs are 100% supported through program registration fees and PPA membership dues, and is not supported by Industry.
BCPPS Recertification Credit is also available for participants if you select that pricing option during registration. Participants will be required to complete an evaluation and pass an exam in order to receive their certificate. Once the exam is passed, participants will receive 1 hour BCPPS credit. Valid through June 27, 2021.
Mary Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS
M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN, attended the University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy in Memphis, Tennessee. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and her PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is currently the Clinical Coordinator - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and PGY1 Residency Program Director at Akron Children's Hospital where she provides clinical services and precepts pharmacy students, PGY1 pharmacy residents, and PGY3 medical pediatric residents. She is also the Section Lead for Specialty Care and a Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Her didactic teaching is in the areas of pediatrics, women’s health, and nutrition. Dr. Cober's expertise is in pediatric pharmacotherapy, nutrition, ethanol lock therapy, and management of patients with intestinal failure.
Julia Muzzy Williamson, PharmD, CNSC, BCPPS, BCNSP
Dr. Julia Muzzy Williamson is an Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University and a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. In her role as a pediatric clinical pharmacist, Dr. Muzzy precepts at least 14 pharmacy students a year and PGY1 Pharmacy residents most years, with her clinical expertise heavily in NICU and nutrition management in pediatrics. As a faculty member, Dr. Muzzy instructs mainly P3 pharmacy students in pediatrics, women's health, and nutrition.
How To Attend
Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer with high speed internet. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent the day before the webinar.
Pediatric Pharmacy Association webinar programs are non-refundable.
Wed, January 27, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT
|$15.00||Member (CE only)|
|$20.00||Member (CE and BCPPS)|
|$35.00||Non Member (CE only)|
|$45.00||Non Member (CE and BCPPS)|
Lauren Henretty, Manager of Education