The education section of INNOVATIONS provides a venue for examining, debating and promulgating innovations that address problems, challenges, questions and opportunities in pharmacy education. We are particularly interested in supporting curricular change. We seek articles that are not only helpful to individual faculty and scholars in teaching and learning in pharmacy, but also to instructional teams, curriculum committees, assessment committees, student services professionals and administrators.

To learn more about papers of interest and our review criteria, we invite you to read our Invitation. Prior to submitting, please consult the descriptions of the article types for the Education Section.


Continuing Professional Development: the role of a regulatory board in promoting lifelong learning

What can StrengthsFinder™ add to a pharmacy curriculum?

The Need for Transgender Health Content in the Pharmacy Curriculum
Parkhill, Gainsburg, Fearing, Mathews

A Night-shift Pharmacy Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

The Value of a Twitter-based Community of Practice for Pharmacy Professionals in the UK

Building Health Literacy and Cultural Competency Through Video Recording Exercises
Henriksen, Henriksen, Thurston

MyDispense: Lessons from Global Collaboration in Developing a Pharmacy Educational Simulation Tool

Incorporation of Video Vignettes into Pharmacy Residency Application Processes
Ware, Johnson, Stroud

The Innovation Opportunity in Pharmacy Education Standards

Reflections from the Jury Box: Improving Evidence Based Practice through a Comparison with Our Legal System

Online Tools to Improve Faculty Collaboration and Time Efficiency Inside and Outside the Classroom
Arif, Nizamuddin

Finding the Right Article Type for Your Scholarly Work in Pharmacy Education

Examining Similarities and Differences among Pharmacy Educational Mobile Applications

The Pharm.D. in Pakistan: A Curricular Innovation in Health Systems Instruction
Khalid, Fazal

More Evidence of Professionalism and Professional Engagement
Peeters, Whitner, Bale

Examining Similarities and Differences among Pharmacy Educational Mobile Applications

Idea Papers

Defining Levels of Learning for Strengths Development Programs in Pharmacy
Janke, Sorensen, Traynor

Providing Health Care Service-learning Experiences for IPPE Credit
Bartelme, Ticcioni, Janke

Building a Community of Scholars in Educational Research: A Case Study for Success
Brahm, Davis, Peirce, Lamb

Development and Implementation of a Novel Lifestyle Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Elective
Gillespie, Lenz

A Case Based Learning Model in Therapeutics
Jesus, Gomes, Cruz

Student Scientific Inquiry in the Core Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum: Critical Issues in Designing and Implementing a Student Research Program
Vaidean, Vansai, Moore, Feldman

Team-based learning (TBL): An Argument for Faculty's Evaluation
Kebodeaux, Vouri, Hurd

Incorporating a Continuing Professional Development Process into Residency Training
Tofade, Scolaro, Bjerke, Crum, Ferreri

Rules of Engagement: The Why, What, and How of Professional Engagement for Pharmacy
Aronson, Janke

Development of Critical Thinking in Pharmacy Education
Peeters, Zitko, Schmude

An Innovative Approach to Pharmacy Law Education Utilizing a Mock Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Bess, Taylor, Schwab, Wang, Carter

Developing Students as Advocates through a Pilot Advocacy Curricular Thread within a PharmD Curriculum
Mospan, Calhoun

Introducing an Undergraduate Degree of Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design within a College of Pharmacy
Baki, Borden, Peeters

Promoting Peer Debate in Pursuit of Moral Reasoning Competencies Development: Spotlight on Educational Intervention Design
Roche, Radomski, Grimes, Thoma

Beyond the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process: Cultivating Patient Care Practitioners by Utilizing the Pharmaceutical Care Framework
Kolar, Hager, Losinski

Using Debates to Mimic Clinical Discussion in Experiential Education
Nisly, Kingdon, Janzen, Dy-Boarman

Original Research

Comparison of Traditional Versus Evidence-Based Journal Club Formats
Packard, Herink, Lenz

Evaluation of a Continuing Professional Development program for first year student pharmacists undergoing an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
Tofade, Franklin, Noell, Leadon

Using Multiple Choice Questions Written at Various Bloom's Taxonomy Levels to Evaluate Student Performance across a Therapeutics Sequence
Tiemeier, Stacy, Burke

Evaluation of a Patient Perspective Module in a Required Medication Safety and Quality Course at a College of Pharmacy
Battaglia, Lis, Chui

Differences in career paths and attributes of pharmacists completing a community pharmacy residency program (CPRP)
Ulbrich, Adams, Bright, Sullivan, Schnur, Bess, Owen, Bradley-Baker

Technology in the Pharmacy Learning Environment: Surveys of Use and Misuse
Begley, Monaghan, Clavier, Lugo, Crouch

Comparing Vertical and Horizontal Screening Methods for Pharmacy Resident Candidates Before Interviews
Peeters, Gundram, Murphy

Faculty Mentor Perspectives of a Formal Mentoring Program for Student Pharmacists: A Qualitative Study
Witry, Nguyen, Patterson

Perceptions of Preparedness for Interprofessional Practice: A Survey of Health Professional Students at Three Universities
Sevin, Pruchnicki, Ulbrich, Adkins, Maguire, Green, Brown

Critical Thinking Development in Pharmacy Education: A Meta-Analysis
Peeters, Zitko, Vaidya

Development and Evaluation of Students’ Skills Critiquing Clinical Documentation
Bartelme, Brown

Assessment of Barriers to Providing Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) in the Hospital Setting
Gibson, Sullivan, Tubbs, Mirtallo, Kelley

Comparison of Reading Levels of Pharmacy Students and Reading Level of Primary Literature
Ficzere, Hagan, Ness, Greene, Hill

Medical Spanish in U.S. Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy
Mospan, Griffiths

A Cross-Sectional Study Evaluating the Impact of One Year versus Two Years of Exposure to Interprofessional Education on Student Perceptions of Physician-Pharmacist Interprofessional Clinical Education (SPICE)
Rotz, Grover, Burden, Pontiggia, Dueñas

Preceptors' Need For Support In Tutoring Pharmacy Students in Finnish Community Pharmacies
Löfhjelm, Pitkä, Passi, Marja Airaksinen

Evaluation of Qatari and Canadian Pharmacy Students Learning Together about Cultural Competency using Videoconference Educational Activities
Jorgenson, Wilby, Taylor

Performance on Interdisciplinary Topics in an Integrated Pharmacy Course
Rowles, Veltri

A Standardized Narrative Profile Approach to Self-Reflection and Assessment of Cross-Cultural Communication
Wilby, Lebras, Tataru, Paravattil, Pawluk, Wilbur

Third-Year Pharmacy Students’ Work Experiences and Attitudes
Siracuse, Clark

Use of an Innovative Interprofessional Mini-Series Movie to Train Preceptors
Cox, Samuel, Cheon

Utilizing an Innovative Preceptor Video Mini-Series to Prepare Students for Experiential Rotations: Does it Work?
Cox, Samuel

A Qualitative Analysis of Student Pharmacists’ Response after an Auditory Hallucination Simulation
Ness, McGuire, Taylor

Student Projects

Baseline Knowledge and Education on Patient Safety in the Ambulatory Care Setting for 4th Year Pharmacy Students
Skelley, Carpenter, Elkins, Woolley, Dugan

The Effects of Personal Pharmacogenetic Testing on the Effects of Pharmacy Student Perceptions of Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Precision Medicine
Surofchy, Oh, Galanter, Xiang, Li, Guo, Desai, Guglielmo, Giacomini, Long-Boyle, Wu, Burchard

Drug-induced Adverse Events and Prescribing Cascades in Older Adults: Pharmacy Stakeholder Survey
Vouri, Reckenberg

Case Studies

Performance and Perceptions of Pharmacy Students using Team-based Learning (TBL) within a Global Health Course

Adopting an Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice Experiential Educational Model Across Colleges of Pharmacy
Rodis, Jennings

Integrative Student Learning: An Effective Team Learning Activity in a Learner-Centered Paradigm
Karimi, Elbarbry, Fortner

Design and Evaluation of Health Literacy Instructional Video for Pharmacy Students
Butler, Devraj, Santanello

Student Self-Ratings of Skill Acquisition from a Clinical Controversy Debate in a Third Year Pharmaceutical Care Lab
McNamara, Janke, Conway, Schweiss

Effective Modification of a Nonprescription Medicines Course to Optimize Learning of Millennial Generation Students
Mehta, Casper

Exploring a Laboratory Model of Pharmacogenetics as Applied to Clinical Decision Making
Kisor, Talbot, Stockert, Smith

An Elective Course in Women's Health Issues

Design and Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Elective Course in Drug Discovery, Development, and Commercialization
Ettouati, Hirsch, Ma

Introducing Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Medicine via a Weblog
Bova, Bova, Hill, Dixon, Ivankovich, Kisor

Immunization Tour: Preparing for Mass Immunization through Pharmacy and Nursing Interprofessional Student-led Service-learning
Moon, Pfeiffer, Adwan, Rudie, Uden

An Interdisciplinary Experience focused on Pharmacogenetics: Engaging pharmacy and physician assistant students in conversations about antiplatelet therapy with respect to CYP2C19 genotype
Calinski, Kisor

From Drug Literature Evaluation to Evidence-Based Medicine: Transforming the Focus of a First Year Pharmacy Curriculum
Reidt, Hager, Beattie, Pittenger, Smith, Janke

Four Themes to Enhanced Interprofessional Education Integration: Lessons Learned from Early Implementation and Curricular Redesign
de Voest, Meny, VanLangen, DeVuyst-Miller, Salvati, Bright, Elder, Vava

Combining Chalk Talk with PowerPoint to Increase In-class Student Engagement

An Approach for the Development and Implementation of an Assessment Tool for Interprofessional Education Learning Activities
Salvati, Bright, de Voest, Meny, VanLangen, Vavra Janes, Young


Recognizing and Disseminating Innovations in Scholarly Teaching and Learning to Support Curricular Change
Janke, Kolar

Promoting Scholarly Lines of Inquiry in Pharmacy Education Through Idea Papers and Case Study Reports
Janke, Kolar


Clinical Pharmacy Clerkship in Pakistan: A leap from paper to practice
Aslam, Ahmed

A Student-Initiated, Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics Learner-Centered Course
Hopman, Popovich

Designing a Free Academic Early Alert System
Welch, Greever, Linne

Use of A Comic Book to Assist Student Learning of Dimensions of Patient-Centered Care

Policy Matters: Development of a Legislative Advocacy Week to Engage Student Pharmacists in Policy Discussions
Mospan, Alexander, Cox, Jones, Hawks

Pharmacy Students as Health Coaches
Trombetta, Yanoski

An Objective Structured Clinical Examination to Assess Pharmacy Resident Performance
Cauthon, Attridge, Urteaga, Witte

Using Your VOICE(S): Adding Telephonic Communication to Pharmacy Education
Grieve, Berenbrok, Pater

Development of an Integrated Immunology and Vaccines Pharmacy Elective
James, Braun, Feltman, Haight

Use of Class Facebook Groups to Disseminate Evidence-Based Study Tips
Ryan, Augustine

Impact of a Modified Jigsaw Method for Learning an Unfamiliar, Complex Topic
Kolanczyk, Arif

Sustainable Pharmacy: Piloting a Session on Pharmaceuticals, Climate Change, and Sustainability within a U.S. Pharmacy Curriculum
Gruenberg, Apollonio, MacDougall, Brock

Factors Influencing Students’ Preferences to Pursue International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Ranola, Margolis, Kraus

Using Authentic Medication Errors to Promote Pharmacy Student Critical Thinking and Active Learning
Karimi, Fortner, Rao, Su



An Overview of Comic Books as an Educational Tool and Implications for Pharmacy