We offer multiple opportunities for residents to develop their teaching skills.
Under the supervision of pharmacists trained in preceptorship, residents mentor and evaluate at least one doctoral-level pharmacy candidate in a managed care pharmacy elective clerkship from one of our affiliated colleges of pharmacy. Our preceptors provide guidance as you help students build critical thinking skills and professionalism in the managed care setting. Our team’s guidance also enables you to fine-tune other essential skills:
- Managing conflict
- Providing effective feedback
- Improving practice management skills
Residents are also offered the opportunity to serve as mentors to professional-year Pharm.D. candidates at the MCPHS University. Our residents help these candidates design their graduate posters — from abstract development to poster design. All communication is conducted via email, with the exception of the live poster presentation at the end of the year.
Advanced Teaching Seminar
Residents participate in the Resident Teaching Seminar coordinated by local leaders in the field. Attended by residents belonging to several postgraduate residency and fellowship programs in the area, this monthly seminar is designed “to introduce pharmacy residents to the elements of effective teaching and to offer them a forum in which to discuss contemporary issues in pharmacy education.” Upon completion, each resident is awarded a teaching certificate.
Adjunct Faculty Role
Our residents are recognized as adjunct pharmacy practice faculty members with several local colleges of pharmacy, with which we have an affiliation. These affiliations afford our residents the opportunity to participate as preceptors in pharmacy practice laboratories, facilitators in therapeutic seminars, and lecturers in selected pharmacy coursework.