BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP, RPh
Senior Instructor and Director, Degree Programs for Pharmacists
Dr. Patricia Gerber obtained her bachelor of science in pharmacy degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1993. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency program at the Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia in 1994, and obtained her doctor of pharmacy degree from UBC in 1997.
Between 1994 and 2008, while teaching paediatric pharmacotherapy in the Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (Entry-to-Practice PharmD) and Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy (Grad PharmD) programs at the Faculty, Dr. Gerber served in various roles at the Children's & Women's Health Centre of BC: as clinical pharmacist and preceptor in pediatric neurology and psychiatry, as education coordinator, and as residency coordinator.
Dr. Gerber has been teaching at the Faculty since 1994 and has served in several educational leadership roles spanning across all academic programs, as one of three faculty members who designed and developed the Entry-to-Practice PharmD and Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy programs, as coordinator and director of the Graduate PharmD program, as course coordinator, and instructor. Patricia's teaching was honoured in 2011 when she was awarded the UBC Killam Teaching Prize as well as the Third Year Teaching Award, which she received again in 2012.
Dr. Gerber serves in a number of leadership and scholarly roles at the Faculty, nationally and internationally. Her current teaching roles and scholarly interests are in the areas of professionalism, leadership, professional identity formation, ethics, and advocacy.
Loewen P, Gerber P, McCormack J, MacDonald G. Design and Implementation of an Integrated Medication Management Curriculum in an Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Pharm Educ. Pharm Educ 2016; 16(1) 164-172
Gerber P, Cairns BE, Zed PJ, Lynd LD, Kim-Sing A, Peterson S, Moshenko J, Brady C, Penner J. Development of a Code of Conduct for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Pharm Educ 2015;15(1):145–154.
Dr. Gerber's areas of research and special accomplishments are professionalism, professional identity formation, and leadership.
"Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Award." Gerber P. June 2017.
"Co-Nominee for the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) Janssen Award for Innovation in Education." Gerber P. January 2016.
"Killam Teaching Prize." Gerber P. University of British Columbia. May 2011.
"UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Third Year Teaching Prize." Gerber P. May 2012.
"UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Third Year Teaching Prize." Gerber P. May 2011.
"Leadership Development Strategy to Prepare Future Pharmacists to Advance Healthcare." Gerber P (PI). $5,500. Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education (CCPE) Grant. 2018.
"Professionalism Across the Continuum –Education and Remediation." Gerber P, Parhar G (PI), Murphy S, Wood V, Campbell A, Hornby K, Drynan D, O'Flynn-Magee K, Jones E, Sinden E, Best L, Carr W, Rushton C, Richardson A. $100,584. UBC Faculty of Medicine Strategic Investment Fund. April 2018–June 2019.
"Developing and implementing an interactive immersive 360-degree video simulation, a form of immersive reality, to prepare students for emotionally challenging clinical experiences." Gerber P, Parhar G (PI), Campbell A, Drynan D, Garrett B, Holmes C, McMillan J, Murphy S, Anthony J, Price M, Spencer C. $49,994. UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF). April 2018–March 2019.
"Design and Implementation of 'LEAP' a Leadership Experience Applied to Pharmacy Course Series for Entry-to-Practice (E2P) Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Students." Gerber P (PI). $10,787. UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF). April 2017–January 2019.
"Enhancing Student Learning and Expanding Institutional Experiential Clerkship Opportunities Across UBC's Pharmacy Programs – Phase 2." Gerber P, Loewen P (PI), Assen K, Bruchet N, Fu P, Harder C, Kim-Sing A, Law E, Legal M, Man S, Nolan S, Thornhill A, Yeung J, Zed P. $140,995. UBC Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF). April 2014–March 2016.
"The Essence of Pharmacy Technicians’ Practice: Professionalism and Ethics Unwrapped." Gerber P. Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) National Professional Development Conference. Whistler, BC. May 2018.