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Theme 2: Education—2015 Original

Note: This is an archived version of the original Leading Change: Strategic Plan 2015–2020

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Theme 2 in Leading Change: Strategic Plan 2015–2020 is:

Education: preparing leaders who think critically, work across fields, and lead in rapidly changing marketplaces

Goals

  1. Produce a distinguished PharmD graduate who can address the gaps in patient care

  2. Improve teaching and learning through continuous evaluation

  3. Expose our PharmD students to the medication challenges of the world

  4. Expose our PhD students* and postdoctoral scholars to new ideas and directions

  5. Build new and unique educational partnerships

  6. Clarify the links in our curricula between basic science and the medication needs of patients


Goal 1: Produce a distinguished PharmD graduate who can address the gaps in patient care

2.1.1

Move forward seamlessly with curriculum transformation … by creating, supporting, and implementing structured curriculum design and rollout processes.

Driver: Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH

With: Education Leadership Team, Education Policy Committee

Completed by: 2015

2.1.2

Begin the transformation of the curriculum … by immediately and continually instituting necessary changes.

Drivers: DRIVE Team, Education Policy Committee

With: Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH; Education Leadership Team

By: 2015 (commence), 2020 (complete)

2.1.3

Heighten the clinical relevance of the curriculum … by immediately introducing real-life practice and patient experiences and cases from the first day of the first year of class.

Driver: Director of Experiential Education, Education Policy Committee

With: Education Leadership Team, Experiential Science and Practice Committee

Completed by: 2015

2.1.4

Make interprofessional and team practice a natural outgrowth of the curriculum … by integrating shared group learning across all UCSF professional degree programs.

Driver: Tina Brock, MS, EdD; Cathi Dennehy, PharmD; Kirby Lee, PharmD, MAS

With: Education Leadership Team, Education Policy Committee

Completed by: 2017

2.1.5

Take advantage of the novel research in the School … by consistently exposing our students to new research ideas and directions.

Drivers: Education Policy Committee

With: Education Leadership Team, Frontiers in Science and Practice in Therapeutics Committee

Completed by: 2020

2.1.6

Create core competencies shared by all UCSF health professions graduates … by collaborating with campus education leaders to define the competencies.

Driver: Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH

With: Education Leadership Team, Education Policy Committee

Completed by: 2017

2.1.7

Instill in students the leadership and advocacy roles they can play in health policy, population health, and regulatory affairs … by weaving these concepts into the curriculum, connecting students to agents of change in these areas, and encouraging students to gain firsthand experience in these areas.

Driver: Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH

With: Education Leadership Team, Education Policy Committee

Completed by: 2017

Goal 2: Improve teaching and learning through continuous evaluation

2.2.1

Improve our use of education technologies … by applying and evaluating new education tools, technologies, and methods.

Driver: Tina Brock, MS, EdD; Director, Office of Education and Instructional Support

With: Education Policy Committee

Completed by: 2020

2.2.2

Improve our teaching … by expanding and reinforcing the continual development of faculty teaching skills and assessing success.

Driver: Education Policy Committee

With: Education Leadership Team

Completed by: 2020

Goal 3: Expose our PharmD students to the medication challenges of the world

2.3.1

Increase the quality of global health experiences available to our student pharmacists … by establishing criteria and prioritizing the nature of our global education collaborations.

Driver: Tina Brock, MS, EdD

With: Director of Experiential Education, Education Policy Committee

Completed by: 2020

2.3.2

Demonstrate the global reach of pharmacy practice … by purposefully integrating global health concepts into all appropriate coursework.

Drivers: Tina Brock, MS, EdD; Education Policy Committee

With: Education Leadership Team

Completed by: 2020

Goal 4: Expose PhD students* and postdoctoral scholars to new ideas and directions

*PhD programs administered by the School: Bioengineering, Bioinformatics pathway, Biophysics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

2.4.1

Expand the unique interdisciplinary curriculum of School-administered graduate programs … by building new ties to the physical, engineering, and therapeutic sciences at neighboring institutions.

Driver: Tejal Desai, PhD

With: Kathy Giacomini, PhD; Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences faculty; PhD program directors

Completed by: 2020

2.4.2

Respond to future needs in big data science, bioengineering, integrative therapeutics research, and precision medicine … by leading the development of innovative programs in partnership with industry.

Driver: Patricia Babbitt, PhD; Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH; Tejal Desai, PhD; Kathy Giacomini, PhD; Deanna Kroetz, PhD

With: Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry faculties; Institute for Computational Health Sciences; PhD and postdoctoral program directors; UCSF-Stanford CERSI

Completed by: 2020

Goal 5: Build new and unique educational partnerships

2.5.1

Create new coursework in regulatory science … by working in partnership with Stanford University through the new UCSF-Stanford CERSI to offer online training, certificate, and degree programs.

Driver: Kathy Giacomini, PhD

With: Russ Altman, PhD (Stanford University); industry partners; U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Completed by: 2015 (online programs), 2020 (certificate and degree programs)

2.5.2

Sustain a robust Master of Translational Medicine program … by working in partnership with UC Berkeley, expanding the cohort to 35, and recruiting more PharmDs and MDs in addition to engineers and basic scientists.

Drivers: Tejal Desai, PhD; Shuvo Roy, PhD

Completed by: 2016

Goal 6: Clarify the links in our curricula between basic science and the medication needs of patients

2.6.1

Increase understanding between the School’s basic science and clinical faculty members about how their work intersects … by creating a formal faculty exchange program that places the science faculty in complicated medication management situations with faculty pharmacists and places faculty pharmacists in relevant basic science research discussions.

Driver: DRIVE Team

With: Education Leadership Team

Completed by: 2017

2.6.2

Increase the interdisciplinary exposure of physicians and other providers to pharmacy practice … by creating pharmacist-coordinated experiences for UCSF medical interns and residents in pharmacy practice settings, such as the UCSF MedList Clinic.

Driver: Director of Experiential Education

With: Education Leadership Team, Education Policy Committee

Completed by: 2015


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