Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

2013 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Report

Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

2013 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Report

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

Getting to the Right Tables of Influence

Partnership was a driving force at AACP during the past year. We sought "all the right tables of influence," pursuing other organizations in education and healthcare that are contributing to the dramatic changes underway in our society. We are pleased to provide a recap of this work in the context of AACP's 2012-13 broad accomplishments.

Chief among the important tables of influence at which AACP had a seat in 2012 was the unique summit hosted by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. AACP leaders and others from the Academy worked with ACPE to critically examine forces of change in healthcare that should impact the next version of ACPE standards and guidelines for Pharm.D. program accreditation. These guidelines will affect pharmacy education and the Academy's contributions to society for many years to come.

The Institute of Medicine was another influential table to which AACP was drawn. In partnership with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Research Corporation Technologies, AACP initiated the first IOM anniversary fellowship in pharmacy. Dr. Sam Johnson, clinical pharmacy specialist at Kaiser Rocky Mountain and clinical instructor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is now serving in the first of this two-year fellowship. He will be interacting with IOM members during study committees, forums and board meetings.

Our work to advance interprofessional education ensures that pharmacists are integrated as essential team players in healthcare delivery redesign. AACP--along with its five partner organizations in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, representing medicine, nursing, dentistry and public health education--convened two IPE institutes this past year. We've planned three more to meet the strong demand for faculty development to accelerate interprofessional learning at our member institutions. Again, the IOM was an important platform for examining IPE. As a founding member of the IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education, AACP co-chaired the planning committee for the first two forum workshops, which explored ways to advance IPE across all the health professions and in a global context.

AACP's interaction with thought leaders continued throughout the year. Cooperative efforts--such as those with the IOM and ACPE along with many others--strengthened our member service to pharmacy schools and educators in multiple meaningful ways. This annual report offers a summary and shines a light on our efforts to discover, learn and care in order to improve health.

J. Lyle Bootman, PhD

President

Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh

Executive Vice President and CEO

CRITICAL ISSUE #1

Human Resources for Education, Research and Service

How does AACP assist members in attracting, motivating, developing and retaining the highest quality and most diverse faculty, students, administrators and professional staff?

Academic Leadership Fellows Program

A strong pharmacy Academy requires continuous robust leadership. AACP plays a vital role by helping gifted faculty prepare for roles as future academic leaders. Through Academic Leadership Fellows Program, pharmacy school deans nominate faculty, mentor fellows during their ALFP year and facilitate development sessions. ALFP is now enrolling its 10th cohort. This brings the total number of participants to nearly 300 since the program began.

An advisory committee is being convened to reflect on the first decade of ALFP. The committee will put forth recommendations to ensure that participants continue to flourish through this superlative professional development opportunity.

Interprofessional Education and Faculty Development

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) hosted an encore faculty-development institute, Building Your Foundation for Interprofessional Education, in October 2012. …

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