Global collaboration to deliver a live pharmacy teaching and learning curriculum.Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020 Mar; 12(3):307-312.CP
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
The Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program (IPTeC) offered a live, two-day conference to pharmacy residents, fellows, and preceptors in Indiana, while simultaneously live-streaming to participants in Doha, Qatar. Participants engaged in longitudinal activities for a one-year period. The purpose is to evaluate this pilot extension of a teaching and learning curriculum (TLC) to experienced preceptors in a global partnership and determine whether global and local participants perceive similar quality of programming.
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING
Upon completion of the two-day conference, all pharmacists from two years of the program were encouraged to complete the standard course evaluations, consisting of nine items, in order to obtain continuing education (CE) credit. Evaluations of the program were analyzed by location cohort.
A total of 206 eligible pharmacists attended the program, with 154 completing the course evaluations (response rate 75%). "Good" or "outstanding" median ratings were given to each learning objective by both location cohorts, with domestic participants more likely to give "outstanding" ratings (6/9 items versus 0/9 items).
This pilot extension was successful in providing educational content satisfying learning objectives from the perspective of domestic participants and remote participants in Qatar. This type of global collaboration can meet the needs of trainees and experienced preceptors to advance pharmacy education and training.