A leadership elective course developed and taught by graduate students.

Brandon J. Patterson, Oscar W. Garza, Matthew J. Witry, Elizabeth H. Chang, Donald E. Letendre, Coralynn B. Trewet

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Abstract

To develop and implement a flexible-credit elective course to empower student pharmacists to develop lifelong leadership skills and provide teaching practice opportunities for graduate students. An elective course focusing on leadership development for second- and third-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students was designed and taught by 4 graduate students under the mentorship of 2 faculty members. Student pharmacists could enroll in a 1-, 2-, or 3-credit-hour version of the course. Attainment of course objectives was measured using student pharmacist reflection papers and continuing professional development portfolios. Additionally, self-assessments of graduate students and faculty members delivering the course were conducted. In their responses on course evaluations, student pharmacists indicated they found the course a valuable learning experience. Graduate students found course development to be challenging but useful in developing faculty skills. This flexible-credit elective course taught by graduate students was an innovative way to offer formal leadership instruction using limited college resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume77
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2013

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