Patricia Gerber BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP, RPh

Associate Professor of Teaching and Director, Degree Programs for Pharmacists

Office of the Associate Dean, Academic

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About

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 graduate doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree from UBC in 1997.

Between 1994 and 2008, while teaching paediatric pharmacotherapy in the UBC Bachelor of Pharmacy (BSc Pharm) and Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy (Grad PharmD) programs, 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.

Since 2008, Dr. Gerber has served in several educational leadership roles at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences spanning across undergraduate and graduate 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, and as coordinator and instructor of several undergraduate and graduate courses. 

Her excellence in teaching has been recognized with the Third Year Pharmacy Teaching Award in both 2011 and 2012, and as a nominee for the Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award every year between 2020 and 2023. At the national level, Dr. Gerber has been a two-time nominee for the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) Award for Innovation in Education in 2016 and 2021. 

Dr. Gerber serves in a number of leadership and scholarly roles at the Faculty, nationally and internationally. Her current teaching roles, scholarly interests, and accomplishments are in the areas of leadership, professionalism, professional identity formation, and ethics. 

In her current role as director, Degree Programs for Pharmacists, Dr. Gerber serves as director of the Flexible PharmD program and of the new Graduate Diploma in Pharmacy Leadership.

Dr. Gerber's areas of research and special accomplishments are professionalism, professional identity formation, and leadership.

Publications

Bulk LY, Drynan D, Murphy S, Gerber P, Bezati R, Trivett S, Jarus T. Patient perspectives: Four pillars of professionalism. Patient Exp J. 2019, 6 (3): 74-81.

Gerber P. Failed It! How to Turn Mistakes into Ideas and Other Advice for Successfully Screwing Up. AACP Leadership Development Special Interest Group Book Blog. June 28, 2019. https://leaddevsig.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/failed-it-how-to-turn-mistakes-into-ideas-and-other-advice-for-successfully-screwing-up/

Gerber P. Initiating a National dialogue on Student Leadership Development in Canadian Pharmacy Curricula. Pulses. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Scholarly Blog. June 11, 2019. https://cptlpulses.com/2019/06/11/leadershipdialogue/

Jarus T, Bezati R, Trivett S, Lee M, Bulk L, Battalova A, Mayer Y, Murphy S, Gerber P, Drynan D, and Jarus T. Professionalism and disabled clinicians: the client’s perspective. Disabil Soc. 2019 Sept. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2019.1669436

Gerber P. Design and Implementation of a Faculty-Student Engagement Program in an Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy Programme. Pharm Educ 2018; 18(1): 181-188.

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

Awards

Nominee, Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) Award for Innovation in Education, June 2021Nominee, Teacher of the Year, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, June 2021

Nominee, Teacher of the Year, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, June 2020

Winner, Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Award, June 2017

Co-Nominee, Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) Janssen Award for Innovation in Education, Jan 2016.

Winner, UBC, Killam Teaching Prize, May 2011, student nominated.

Winner, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Third Year Teaching Prize, May 2012.

Winner, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Third Year Teaching Prize, May 2011.

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) BC Branch Pharmacy Practice Award at the CSHP BC Branch AGM, November 2014 for: Legal M, Rahmatian D, Collins K, Billingsley B, Carriere F, Gerber P, Kim-Sing A, Zed PJ, Loewen PS. Opportunities to Enhance Institutional Experiential

Education in British Columbia: Learner Perspectives. [Poster presented at CSHP-BC Branch Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, November 2014].

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) BC Branch Pharmacy Practice Award at the CSHP BC Branch AGM, November 2014 for: Luong W, House N, Legal M, Loewen PS, Gerber P, Kim-Sing A, Zed PJ. Opportunities to Enhance Institutional Experiential Education: Mutually Beneficial

Activities Analysis. [Poster presented at CSHP-BC Branch Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, November 2014].

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) BC Branch Pharmacy Practice Award at the CSHP BC Branch AGM, November 2013 for: Collins K, Rahmatian D, Legal M, Bruchet N, Granberg J, Gerber P, Kim-Sing A, Zed PJ, Loewen PS. The AGILE Survey: Health Authority Pharmacists’

Perceptions on Precepting [Poster presented at CSHP-BC Branch Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, November 2013].

Best Subspecialty Poster Presentation at the UBC-Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC Department of Pediatrics 7th Annual Research Day, June 1999. Hamiwka L, Gerber P, Connolly M, Farrell K. Topiramate Associated Behavioural Symptoms in Children. [Poster presented at UBC-

Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC Department of Pediatrics 7th Annual Research Day. June 1999].

Fellow, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP), “in recognition of exemplary achievements and outstanding contributions to CSHP and the profession, demonstrating noteworthy service, practice excellence, leadership, and commitment”, Janaury 2007.

Grants

UBC Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF) – September 2019
- Role: Co-PI. Team: Nick Bansback (Co-PI), Alison Phinney (Co-PI), Charlyn Black (Co-I), Sandra Jarvis-Selinger (Co-I)
- Funding Received: $159,070 for September 2019 – August 2022 for “Design, Development, and Implementation of a Certificate in Canadian Health and Healthcare for Working Professionals”

Faculty of Medicine Strategic investment Fund (SIF) – September 2019
- Role: PI. Team: Parhar G (Co-I), Murphy S (Co-I), O’Flynn-Magee K (Co-I), Gottlieb R (Co-I), Drynan D (Co-I)
- Funding Received: $5,000 for September 2019 – June 2020 for “Professionalism Remediation Program for Learners in UBC Health Programs (The ‘HELPER’ Program)”

UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (iSoTL) Dissemination Fund – June 2019
- Role: PI. Funding Received: $1,000 for June 2019 – July 2019 for “Beyond Care Providers: A ‘LEAP’ into a Leadership Course with Professionalism as the Overarching Ethos”

UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) – March 2019
- Role: Co-Investigator. Team: Kyskowski A (PI), Gerber P, Mitchell J, Schaeffer K, Wright L
- Funding Received: $8,223 for April 2019 -March 2020 for “Professional Digital Identity for Student Pharmacists: Case Studies from the Digital Tattoo Project”.

UBC Faculty of Medicine Strategic Investment Fund – April 2018
- Role: Co-Investigator. Team: Parhar G (PI), Gerber P. 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.
- Funding Received: $100,584 for April 2018 – June 2019 for “Professionalism Across the Continuum –Education and Remediation”

UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) – March 2018
- Role: Co- Investigator. Team: Parhar G (PI), Campbell A, Drynan D, Garrett B, Gerber P, Holmes C, McMillan Janette, Murphy S, Anthony J, Price M, Spencer C
- Funding Received: $49,994 for April 2018 – March 2019 for “Developing and implementing an interactive immersive 360-degree video simulation, a form of immersive reality, to prepare students for emotionally challenging clinical experiences”

UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) – March 2017
- Role: Principal Investigator. Team: Gerber P (PI), Johansen C, Kim-Sing A, Louie S, Low A, Miller P, MacDonald G, Quisias J, Shaske J, Sihota A, Solven S, Souza T, Thorne-Humphrey L, Yeung J
- Funding Received: $10,787 for April 2017 – January 2019 for “Design and Implementation of ‘LEAP’ a Leadership Experience Applied to Pharmacy Course Series for Entry-to-Practice (E2P) Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Students”

Academy for Professionalism in Health Care Romanell Educational Fellowship – April 2015
- Role: Invited Speaker. Funding Received: $1,000 for travel to Louisville to speak on “Enhancing the Culture of Professionalism at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences” at the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky for April 2015.

UBC Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) – March 2014
- Role: Co-Investigator. Team: Loewen P (PI), Assen K, Gerber P, Bruchet N, Fu P, Harder C, Kim-Sing A, Law E, Legal M, Man S, Nolan S, Thornhill A, Yeung J, Zed P.
- Funding received: $140,995 for April 2014 – March 2016 for Enhancing Student Learning and Expanding Institutional Experiential Clerkship Opportunities Across UBC's Pharmacy Programs – Phase 2.

Flexible Learning-Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund iEthics: Planning for an Integrated Ethics Curriculum in the Health and Human Service Programs at UBC.
- Role: Co-Investigator. Team: Bainbridge L (PI), Eccott L, Best L, Crowell P, Drynan D, Everett B, Gerber P, Jones L, B, Rodney P, Townsend A.
- Funding received: $68,975 for April 2014 – March 2015

UBC Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) – March 2013
- Role: Co-Investigator. Team: Loewen P (PI), Assen K, Bruchet N, Fu P, Gerber P, Harder C, Kim-Sing A, Law E, Legal M, Man S, Nolan S, Thornhill A, Yeung J, Zed P.
- Funding received: $96,550 for April 2013 – May 2014 for Enhancing Student Learning and Expanding Institutional Experiential Clerkship Opportunities Across UBC's Pharmacy Programs – Phase 1.

UBC Faculty Certificate Program on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - 2012
- Role: Scholarship recipient. Teaching Development Scholarship from the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Funding received: $2,000 for May 2012 – May 2013

BC Academic Health Council Practice Education Innovation Fund. An Innovative Pharmacy Structured Practice Education Program (SPEP) Clerkship Experience at the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia” - 2005
- Role: Principal Investigator. Funding received: $7,000 July 2005 – December 2006
- Presented at: BC Academic Health Council’s Practice Makes Perfect Conference, Vancouver, November 2007

Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC “Evidence-Based Medicine: A Tool for Pediatric Pharmacists” - 2005
- Role: Principal Investigator. Funding agency: Medbuy Corporation Education Grant
- Funding received: $5,000 CDN (2005 – 2006)

Presentations

Gerber P. Re-identifying our Professionalism by Identifying with our Professional Identity. Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) BC Branch, Spring Therapeutics Conference, Vancouver BC (Virtual), April 2021.

Pammett, R., Gerber, P., Garvin, M., Thompson, C., Wilbur, K. Learning analytics as a means to evaluate student collaboration and engagement”. Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) (Virtual) April 2021.

Gerber P. Developing the Next Generation of Pharmacy Leaders and Innovators. Pharmacy U Annual Conference (Virtual) 2021 March 2021.

Gerber P, Kuskowski A, Scheaffer K, Wright L, Abumeeiz S, Atiyeh L, Fornwald E, Ellis U, Ojo E. Digital Tattoo - A Workshop to Support Student Understanding of the Impact of Social Media Platforms” Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) (Virtual) June 17, 2020.

Gerber P. An Innovative Course on Leadership to Enhance Students’ Ability to Influence Practice Change. Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME), Niagara Falls, Ontario. April 2019.

Gerber P. “LEAP”: A Course Focused on Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders. Celebrate SoTL, Vancouver, BC, October 2019.

Gerber P. Beyond Care Providers: A “LEAP” into a Leadership Course with Professionalism as the Overarching Ethos. Academy for Professionalism in Health Care 7th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 2019.

Gerber P. Professional identity formation for humanistic, ethical health professionals: not simply learning to be one but becoming one. Academy for Professionalism in Health Care 5th Annual Conference, Chicago, Ill, April 2017.

Gerber P Unveiling the Professional Within: Design and Implementation of Professional Identity Formation Educational Strategies in an Entry-To-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy Program. The Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 2017.

Gerber P. A Grassroots Approach to Enhancing the Culture of Professionalism. Academy for Professionalism in Health Care Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2016.

Gerber P. Assessing and Tracking Professionalism Using a Rubric Guided by
a Cognitive Model. Academy for Professionalism in Health Care Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2016.

Gerber P. Teaching Ethics and Professionalism at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Academy for Professionalism in Health Care Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2016.


Contact Details

(604) 813-5390

patricia.gerber@ubc.ca

Office 5528, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building


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