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Measuring critical thinking and professionalism

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Dr. Peeters

Dr. Michael Peeters (PharmD, MEd, FCCP, BCPS), a clinical senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, is a psychometrician with a research focus is pharmacy education and has a recent stream of papers on the assessment of cognitive development among PharmD students.

After writing a review article a number of years ago [Peeters MJ. Cognitive development of learners in pharmacy education. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2011; 3(3):224-229], Dr. Peeters helped develop and implement a program to assess UT PharmD students’ development in critical thinking. In preparation, he conducted literature searches and reviews within the pharmacy education and health professions education literature [Reale MC, Witt BA, Riche DM, Baker WL, Peeters MJ. Development of critical thinking among health professions students: a meta-analysis. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015; 79(5):article S4; Peeters MJ, Zitko KL, Vaidya VA. Critical thinking development in pharmacy education: a meta-analysis. Inov Pharm. 2016; 7(1): article 10].

The results of critical thinking development from these classes of PharmD student participants have recently been published [Peeters MJ, Boddu SHS. Assessing development of critical thinking: one institution’s experience. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2016; 8(3):271-278].

Of note, one critical thinking assessment that was used also measures professionalism. In the most recent Standards for PharmD education, the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has required all PharmD education programs to assess their students’ professional development. Thus, the critical thinking assessment that also measures professionalism was used to help measure this important ACPE outcome as well. Along with documentation from teaching and learning of pharmacist professionalism and ethics (i.e., one of Dr. Peeters’ teaching roles), he presented these findings [Vaidya VA, Peeters MJ. Assessing professional development (Standard 4): the University of Toledo’s experience. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015; 79(5):article S4]—with a publication in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. PharmD students at UTCPPS demonstrated development in their professionalism. Additionally, Dr. Peeters received an honorable mention within the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s 2016 Innovations in Teaching competition.


Congratulations to Drs. Petite and Pattin

Dr. Sarah Petite, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, is now a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Dr. Anthony Pattin, also an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, is the inaugural recipient of the advanced faculty scholars program, which is a joint venture between the NACDS Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.


Pharmacy Photo of the Month

Cone

Mary Cone, daughter of the late Gilbert Siegel, recently brought her family to visit UT’s Main Campus and see the display in Wolfe Hall that honors her father. Gil, a member of the Class of 1928, also served on the faculty. While on campus, Jeffery and James Cone, Mary’s sons, presented the college with a check of $3000 in honor of Mary and in Memory of Gilbert and Janeice Siegel. The support will be applied to the Siegel Endowed Scholarship fund.


CPPS staff members featured in UT News

Charisse, Richie and Richard Montgomery

Charisse, Richie and Richard Montgomery

Pharmacy staff members Richard and Charisse Montgomery were recently featured in UT News. Richard is the assistant director of the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Charisse is the college’s communications director and scientific editor. Both Montgomerys graduated in spring 2014, Richard with a doctorate in educational leadership and Charisse with a master’s in educational psychology. Their approach to raising their son, Richie, who has significant medical needs, was the focus of the article. Read the article

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