Teaching Certificate Program
About the Program
The Pharmacy Teaching Certificate completion requirements can be completed over 1 or 2 years. Completion requirements will include developing a teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio, participating in didactic teaching, lab facilitation and precepting experiences, and attending live/recorded educational sessions.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Accreditation Standards include the delivery of effective education as a foundational skill that should be taught during residency program education. The Pharmacy Teaching Certificate completion requirements have been mapped to the ASHP Accreditation Standards for PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs to ensure educational competency is attained.
Affiliated Pharmacy Residency Programs
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Health System
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
The Teaching Certificate Program will begin with a full day Orientation in July that will provide participants with an introduction to MCW, the Pharmacy School curriculum, a facilities tour, and basic foundational education on teaching and precepting.
Longitudinal educational sessions will be provided monthly and for participants to attend in person on the MCW campus or remotely via WebEx.
- Preceptor Essentials
- Teaching & Learning Styles
- Creating Learning Objectives
- Writing Test Questions
- Effective Presentations & Using PowerPoint
- Creating Your Teaching Philosophy & Portfolio
- Academia Structure, Rank & Promotion
- Academic Dishonesty & Plagiarism
Participants have a plethora of opportunities to provide didactic teaching in the primary Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum, in elective courses and Scholarly Pathways. Participants will provide a minimum of one 2-hour didactic lecture based on their area of area of practice and expertise. Participants will complete a self-reflection on their experience and will receive feedback and evaluations from their faculty mentor and students.
Patient Care Lab
Participants will provide hands on education and training to pharmacy students during Patient Care Lab Participants will facilitate a minimum of six activities in Patient Care Lab longitudinally during the Teaching Certificate Program. Participants will receive feedback and evaluations from their faculty mentor and students.
Participants will receive mentorship and guidance to develop a teaching philosophy that reflects their individual teaching style, values, goals and the educational methods they utilize while teaching and precepting.
Participants will create a teaching portfolio that summarizes their teaching experience and demonstrates achievement of the program outcomes. The portfolio will include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy
- Teaching Materials (lectures, presentations, worksheets, activities)
- Course Syllabi
- Rotation Manuals (IPPE, APPE, Residency)
- Student Evaluations
- Mentor Evaluations
- Rotation Evaluations
Participants will be assigned a pharmacy faculty mentor that will be available to provide expertise, advisement and feedback throughout the Teaching Certificate Program. The faculty mentor will be available to:
- Review and provide feedback on teaching materials and didactic teaching experiences.
- Guide discussion and reflection on the participant's learning, precepting and teaching experiences.
- Guide and advise the participant during development of their teaching philosophy and portfolio.
- Provide career planning advice pertaining to academia, teaching and precepting.
Academic Educator Distinction
The certificate program is free for current pharmacy residents at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health System, Children's Wisconsin and the Zablocki VA Medical Center.
Program fees for non-resident pharmacists are $400.00. Discounts are available for the MCW Pharmacy School preceptors through the Preceptor Benefits Program (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information). Program fees must be paid in full prior to orientation. Fees are non-refundable. Payments are to be made in the form of a check, mailed to:
Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Teaching Certificate Program c/o Kerry Solum
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226