UBC Pharm Sci experiential education program highlights strategic plan accomplishments in new report

Today, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science’s Office of Experiential Education at the University of British Columbia publishes Strategic Plan Highlights 2017–2020, a summary of its significant accomplishments as guided by the four priority areas of focus outlined in Catalyst for Change: 2017–2022.

“We acknowledge and thank the many graduate and undergraduate students, practice educators, Experiential Education Facilitators, community partners, and fellow faculty and staff that have collaborated with us,” says Janice Yeung, lecturer and director of the Office of Experiential Education at the Faculty. 

“The success of our program and the experiences we are able to provide to our pharmacy students would not be possible without their ongoing support and engagement.”

The report features four strategic imperatives (Student Experience, Practice Educator Experience, Experiential Education Sites, Program Advancement) with key initiatives for each. The development and implementation of practice educator training workshops, establishment of community service learning partnerships with new organizations, and the creation of an online housing and regional information resource to support students in the preparation for practicums are among the many achievements highlighted.

“Experiential education is critical to the delivery of our professional pharmacy programs,” says Dean Michael Coughtrie.

“We are very appreciative of all of our practice educators and partners in delivering outstanding hands-on learning opportunities for our students.”

To view the report, click here.