*This is NOT a patient care site. Interactions are primarily with Pharmacy faculty, P1 and P2 pharmacy students.

The teaching elective rotation provides fourth year students with the opportunity to experience the other side of pharmacy education. Accreditation requirements and processes, teaching perspectives and methodologies, and various academic responsibilities are explored. Students will learn to develop learning objectives, instructional methods, and effective assessment tools. Activities include attending committee meetings, participating in admissions interviews, and designing and implementing a special project in an area of interest. Students gain confidence and competence in public speaking and small group facilitation, and serve as a resource and mentor for first year students.

"I encourage any of my classmates and future students to take on the teaching elective, as it gives a different perspective of learning and gives a grown appreciation for what professors go through to prepare for each day." ~ 2015-16 P4 Student

Learning Objectives:
  1. Develop an appreciation for academic responsibilities: teaching, service, and scholarship.                                                    
  2. Contribute to the development of class objectives and course organization.
  3. Develop and present lectures and labs for first/second year Pharm.D. students.
  4. Develop and present a workshop for first/second year Pharm.D. students.
  5. Formulate fair and effective test questions for course material.
  6. Evaluate student performance based on objective criteria.
  7. Participate in various service activities at the college, University, local and state level.
  8. Describe pharmacy teaching resources for developing faculty.
  9. Describe role of ACPE in pharmacy education.
  10. Strengthen writing skills related to faculty responsibilities.
Requirements for Credit:
  • The time commitment, as with all clerkship rotations, is an average of 40 hours a week for 6 weeks.
  • The student is expected to attend all scheduled classes during the rotation.
  • Professional attire and behavior is required throughout the rotation.
  • Assignments and projects should be completed in a thorough and timely manner.
  • P1 student evaluations will be used to assess the clerkship student’s class performance.