Several faculty members from the College of Pharmacy made presentations at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) held in Grapevine, Texas earlier this week.
Dr. Leigh Ann Bynum and Dr. Angela Hagan were co-presenters for a session titled “Curricular Approaches to Active Learning,” which demonstrated different ways in which active learning techniques have been incorporated into pharmacy curricula. Bynum and Hagan focused on the use of patient simulation technology in the classroom.
Dr. Scott Weston moderated the session which included presentations from two other pharmacy schools. Dr. Weston is the incoming Chair of the AACP Curriculum special interest group and was recently appointed to the Editorial Review Board for the AACP Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE).
Dr. Hagan also joined with Dr. Hope Campbell to speak at a session on “Reviving the Meaning and Perceptions of Being a Minority Faculty Member.” In addition, Hagan and Campbell presented a poster titled “Where’s the Minority Representation? State of Affairs in Academic Pharmacy.” Campbell is the incoming Chair of the AACP Minority Faculty special interest group.
Dr. Ashton Beggs presented a poster titled “Student Perceptions of Inter-Professional Collaboration through Geriatric Case Training.” This poster was a report prepared by Beggs, who worked with faculty in the Meharry Consortium Geriatric Education Center, to produce a day-long training session for students in nursing, social work, physical therapy, dietetics, medicine and pharmacy. Beggs also made a poster presentation with Dr. Alisa Spinelli on “Student Preference for Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Presentation Modalities.”