Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) held its annual reception to recognize the Capital Region's pharmacy residents. The 12 honorees (pictured at left) included Post-Graduate trainees from Albany Medical Center, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, St. Peter’s Hospital, and ACPHS.
In addition to completing their residency requirements, eight of the 12 individuals completed the “Teaching and Learning” program offered by ACPHS. Now in its fourth year, the goal of the ten month program is to foster pedagogy knowledge and skill development. The Program is offered in two sections:
- Part I is entirely online and offers faculty-led recordings, assigned readings, and discussion activities on topics such as teaching strategies, learning styles, and assessment.
- Part II involves the application of knowledge from the first section through four different teaching experiences: (1) a classroom lecture, (2) a continuing education presentation, (3) group facilitation in a classroom setting, and (4) the precepting of a pharmacy student during an advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE).
Many of the participants in the Teaching and Learning program are interested in careers in academia, but the program is structured to provide valuable insights into pedagogy for all participants, regardless of their career paths.