As a pharmacy resident at UT Medical Center you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a unique Teaching & Learning Program offered through the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.
The program provides each resident with a structured educational program. It is through this program that you’ll gain your foundation for development as a pharmacy educator. Throughout the year, our residents attend seminars and workshops at the College of Pharmacy, located at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Our highly trained pharmacy residency program preceptors and college faculty teach each session.
Additionally, you’ll develop your knowledge and skills under the guidance and supervision of a mentor. Your mentor will guide you through teaching activities in both classroom and clinical settings.
Teaching & Learning Program Objectives
- Gain foundational knowledge in educational theory, principles of learning and effective teaching techniques
- Develop proficiency in a variety of effective instructional methods
- Apply the knowledge and skills gained in the program, under supervision of a mentor
- Identify goals for the students’ learning through the development of a written teaching philosophy
- Provide instruction, oversight, and assessment of the creation and maintenance of an education portfolio
- Residency Symposium
- Eight-hour programming on pedagogy at the start of the residency year
Seminars and Workshops
- September to May
- Topics focus on teaching concepts, didactic and small group lectures, assessment strategies, evaluation of student learning
- Development of a teaching philosophy
- Creation of an Educator’s Portfolio
- Active teaching activities
- Experiential teaching activities
- Didactic teaching activities
- OSCE grading activities
- Mentor meetings
- Midpoint and final portfolio reviews
For more information, contact Program Administrator Sarah Eudaley, PharmD, BCPS