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Michael de Bisschop, PharmD

Michael DeBisschop, PharmD

Professor Department of Clinical Sciences


  • MCW Pharmacy School
    HRC H2600

Contact Information


PharmD, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Academic Leadership Fellows Program, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)


Prior to his appointment at MCW, Dr. DeBisschop was Director of Professional Development at Manchester University College of Pharmacy in Fort Wayne, IN. Prior to that role he was the founding department chair of pharmacy practice and administration and associate professor of pharmacy practice at St. John Fisher College Wegmans College of Pharmacy in Rochester, New York. He has more than 13 years of teaching experience, including eight years teaching pharmacy practice in ambulatory care at the University of Wyoming, College of Pharmacy. Dr. DeBisschop earned his PharmD from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and has been named an Academic Leadership Fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Research Interests

My general approach during my service at new schools of pharmacy has been to develop scholarship around new or innovative ideas that we implement as part of the development of the program. I have a wide variety of interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning, including evaluating new school-based professionalism and academic programs, investigating new teaching styles and techniques, and determining effective ways to provide student development in leadership, self-awareness, teamwork. I am also interested in how we can use humanities-related topics to improve clinical skills, professionalism, and leadership.  


I strive to continually evolve my teaching by trying new methods and techniques, engaging in self-reflection, and seeking feedback about my performance. This benefits both the students and myself, and I take every opportunity to model this for other faculty. Being able to learn, try, and evaluate new teaching methods is vital to keeping faculty engaged in teaching improvement, and this ultimately translates into better learning experiences for students. Faculty development in teaching, mentoring programs, and peer review all play an important role in advancing the teaching capabilities of the faculty and ensuring a dynamic and effective learning experience for students.

Michael Debisschop, PharmD

June 2016