Teaching & Learning Program

As a pharmacy resident at UT Medical Center you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a unique Pharmacy Educator Academy offered through the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and the UTHSC Teaching and Learning Center (TLC).

This program has been designed by experts at the TLC to help you reach your instructional goals using evidence-based methods. In this program, participants will take part in nine monthly modules created to support pharmacy residents in both defining and pursuing their goals as educators in both clinical and didactic settings. Each monthly module focuses on a new topic and includes mini-assignments for self-paced learning and a live session for hands-on guidance with instructional consultants.

Pharmacy Educator Academy Objectives

At the end of the academy, participants will be able to:

  • describe their teaching philosophy using learning theory, principles of inclusive learning, and active learning strategies;
  • apply effective teaching & feedback strategies in clinical and didactic settings;
  • utilize educational technology tools for instruction and presentations.

Program Activities

Each month, participants will complete hands-on assignments, attend a one-hour interactive session led by subject matter experts, and receive feedback and instruction from TLC consultants. This program supports principles of effective teaching and learning by offering sustained and continuous opportunities for content-engagement and assessment.

Participants will also develop and submit a comprehensive teaching portfolio due at the end of the program. This portfolio covers the topics below and prepares residents for careers as didactic and experiential instructor.

Monthly Topics

  • Becoming a Pharmacy Educator
  • Learning Theory
  • Giving Effective Feedback
  • Inclusive Learning
  • Craft of Teaching
  • Teaching with Technology
  • Giving Effective Presentations
  • Active Learning
  • Qualities of a Good Preceptor

For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Jo Fulkerson Dikuua (kfulkers@uthsc.edu) or Dr. Tom Laughner (tlaughner@uthsc.edu).

Contact Us

For additional information about Pharmacy Residency Programs:

Department of Pharmacy
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 41
Knoxville, TN 37920