Connie Remsberg working with studentsSPOKANE, Wash.—The Washington State University College of Pharmacy is dedicated to preparing outstanding health care professionals and scientists. As part of its mission to develop practice-ready graduates who are ready to step into the evolving health care landscape and lead tomorrow’s health care solutions, the college is also making efforts to develop the next generation of pharmacy educators. This is why in 2016 the college began a post-graduate teaching fellows program focused on pharmacy education.

“This fellowship program is just one of the many innovative things we are implementing within the College of Pharmacy to improve pharmacy education here at WSU,” says Connie Remsberg, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the WSU College of Pharmacy.

The program accommodates two fellows, one in Spokane and one in Yakima, each completing a two-year fellowship. The program prepares fellows for a potential career in pharmacy education in a Doctor of Pharmacy program through a mentored experience in teaching, professional development, and scholarship. The fellowship program is open to applicants with a Pharm.D. degree or equivalent degree (Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D.). The current application period runs through March 31, 2017. Full details and how to apply are listed here.

Curriculum innovation with the College of Pharmacy is just one example of how Washington State University offers a transformative educational experience to undergraduate and graduate students. The Pharmacy Teaching Fellows Program ensures there will be thought leaders and advocates for curriculum innovation within the next generation of pharmacy educators.

[Lori J. Maricle] 3/27/17