Academic Fellowship Program
The Academic Fellowship Program at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) is a mentored post-graduate training program that prepares fellows for a career in pharmacy education delivery and research.
Prepare pharmacy fellows for a potential career in pharmacy education in a Doctor of Pharmacy program through a mentored experience in teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The Academic Fellowship Program is a two-year experience, located on both the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane and the Doctor of Pharmacy program extension on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus in Yakima. Each fellow will be assigned a primary mentor and will be involved in the selection of a mentoring team. Working with the team, fellows will establish an individualized plan that aligns with their career, teaching, and research goals. At the completion of this fellowship, the participant will be well-positioned to assume a clinical-track faculty member’s role in a Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Each fellow will be involved in four main activities:
Teaching: Each fellow will deliver selected coursework (required, elective, and/or laboratory-based) in the college’s Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.
- Developing assessments – formative and summative
- Developing and facilitating labs, lessons, and in-class activities
- Facilitating and evaluating patient care simulations
- Assist with precepting in IPPE, APPE, and co-curricular activities
Scholarship: Fellows pursue an independent project related to the scholarship of teaching and learning and may represent the College at selected professional meetings. Fellows are encouraged to present their project as a poster and/or oral presentation and submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal prior to the end of the fellowship. Submission of grant proposals will also be encouraged.
Service: Fellows gain experience in the service and governance roles of a faculty member through involvement on committees, precepting student activities, and mentorship engagement.
Professional Development: Fellows engage in mentoring activities (education-based journal clubs, attend department meetings, and regular fellows’ meetings) outside of the instructional setting.