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Lingo COP =College of Pharmacy BPC = Room Prefixes PY1 = Professional Year One PPS = Courses taught by Pharmacy Practice and Science PHS = Courses taught by Pharmaceutical Sciences IPPE, APPE, PCL, APhA, KAPS…
Academic Rules Tuition is payment for a chance to “prove” you can “earn” a degree Any grade less than a “C” causes your record to be reviewed by the Academic Performance Committee Some courses do not include “D” options Any behavior less than professional causes your actions to be reviewed by the Dean, Academic Performance Committee, and a College Behavioral Code Committee
Guiding Tools UK Student Rights and Responsibilities Health Care Colleges Behavioral Code College of Pharmacy Website Student Handbook Bulletin Technical Standards Criminal Background Check/Drug Screen Honor Code
Academic Calendar Different start and stop dates than rest of UK Weekend and evening BLOCK exams Off-campus experiential education Weekend involvement Housing & stipend if in AHEC Region Out of regular hours activities Last-minute schedule changes
Experiential Education PPS928 – Summer PY1 Community environment; 4 weeks PPS948 – Summer PY2 Hospital environment; 4 weeks PPS98X – Entire PY4 year Mixed environments; 6 weeks x 7 Some elective areas of focus 11 semesters of study
Educational Approach Self-directed High expectations Mutual respect Preparation to become a healthcare professional Make decisions that affect patients’ lives
Curriculum Combination of foundation knowledge and clinical skills Heavy grounding in science Large and small group learning approaches Increasing rigor and complexity Produce an excellent pharmacist for today, as well as for tomorrow
Hi, My name is Xxx Yyy (PYx) and I was looking over my exam today and realized I had not penciled in 4 questions 28-31 on the exam, and therefore was not granted credit, even though my circled responses were on the actual exam. 3 out of the 4 of them I would have gotten correctly have i had darkened them in on the scantron. i guess my point in emailing you was to bring forth to your attention that there could be more attention focused on the grading side,
since errors like these do occur on side of students, and they could be neutralized by exam-graders. i feel that i have submitted to you, if not in full manner, still adequate answers that should have been noticed, since they were clearly missing on the scantron sheet as well as the summary grade sheet. I appreciate quick grading and prompt return of exams, but I would like to ask you if more thorough grading could be implemented in the future. Thanks for your time
Personal Tips Communicate Seek help and ask questions Meet with faculty Plan ahead Check UK email account at least daily Suggest improvements
Personal Tips Be professional Punctual, prepared, neat, organized responsible Foster mutual respect Wear your ID badge
Personal Tips Take advantage of opportunities Work with us to help you get the most out of your education Remove distractions
Personal Tips Commit to making daily deposits, rather than withdrawals, in your professional bank account.
I realize what an important opportunity pharmacy school is for me. I realize it is impossible to cram for exams and perform well in pharmacy school. I realize it is impossible to miss sleep and perform well in pharmacy school. I realize it is impossible to eat poorly and perform well in pharmacy school.
Therefore, I vow to: Study every day. Eliminate distractions. Eat healthy meals. Exercise regularly. Maintain a healthy sleep schedule. Do all these things, especially during block exams. I will remember and uphold these vows.
25 Perspective 95% of students graduate on schedule Highest passing rates on national licensure exam for more than a decade
Dual Degree Programs/Gateways University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Frank Romanelli, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS
Dual Degree Programs PharmD-MPA (Masters in Public Administration) PharmD-MBA (Masters in Business Administration) PharmD-MPH (Masters in Public Health) PharmD-MSPAS (Master of Science in PA Studies)
Dual Degrees - Pros “Two degrees at one time.” Differentiation: competitive edge in employment and other post-graduate experiences Opportunities to interact with students from other degree programs
Dual Degree Requirements -Vary By Program- Good standing (3.0 GPA) in Pharmacy Permission from the COP to pursue a dual degree Appropriate prerequisite courses Standardized admission test (GRE or GMAT) 10–12 non-pharmacy courses
Dual Degree Requirements -Vary By Program- Typically 2 extra classes each semester PY2, PY3, PY4 Most courses offered after 4:30 PM Finish both PharmD and Masters at the same time (4 years); exception: PharmD/MSPAS (adds one professional year)
What is an MPA? Professional Master’s degree – Training in policy analysis, project planning, program implementation and evaluation Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation – FDA, DEA, KASPER, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Board of Pharmacy MPA: administrative focus
PharmD / MPA Academic partner: Martin School of Public Policy and Administration Preparation for careers in: – State and federal regulatory and administrative agencies – Pharmaceutical industry – Professional association leadership – Managed care organizations – Hospital leadership teams – Academia (Faculty; Research coordinators) – Not-for-profit organizations
PharmD / MPA No prerequisite courses GRE is required (best time to complete?) 9 courses (plus Capstone) All courses offered after 4:30 PM Internship requirement – Component of APPE Abbott, KY Medicaid, Humana, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, UK HMO, United Health care, and others
Academic partner: Gatton College of Business and Economics Preparation for careers in: – Pharmacy Benefit Management Organizations – Pharmaceutical Industry – Institutional Management – Managed Care Organizations – Academia
PharmD/MBA GMAT or GRE is required Six pre-requisite courses: can be taken at any college or by correspondence – Economics 201 – STA 291 – MA 123 – Pre-requisites ‘count’ as pharmacy electives Once admitted to the MBA program, 10 total courses All offered after 4:30 PM
What is a MPH? Professional Master’s degree – Basic training in epidemiology, biostatistics, healthcare management, environmental health and health behavior Identifying the effects of self, society, and the environment on health Community pharmacy is very public health centric
Definition Public health defined: “The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency through organized community effort.”
Public Health Tracks Epidemiology Health Services Management Health Behavior Biostatistics Preventive Medicine and Environment Health Gerontology (PhD)
PharmD/MPH No prerequisite courses Additional eleven courses (plus capstone) – PPS 950 counts towards the MPH elective Most but not all courses offered after 3:00 PM Practicum requirement –Can be coordinated with APPE
What Can I Do? Pharmaceutical Industry – Health outcomes of drug products Managed Care Organizations – Humana and other insurance companies – Prescription and outcomes research Government – FDA – Public Health Service and global health *Indian Health Service
Which Option is Best for Me? Differences are generally related to career focus, organizational culture, matches to individual background and credit hours Each program covers similar general concepts and skills – The applications and specific career focus differ What do you want to do in your career? – MBA : best choice for work in a corporate, for profit environment – MPA: management and finance issues in non-profit organizations and government – MPH: healthcare and social-work providers within the public health arena and public health research I want to help my I want to serve the organization be profitable mission of my organization MBA MPA MPH
Which Option is Best for Me? For UK PharmD dual degrees: – MBA (with prerequisites): 10 classes – MPA: 9 classes + Capstone – MPH: 11 classes + Capstone – MBA (without prerequisites): 13 classes Capstone = written research project that is presented in a public forum Requires data collecti on.
Physician Assistants Historical roots in the military Mid-level, non-autonomous practitioners Trained in the medical model of care Entry level degree: MSPAS (97 credit hours)
PharmD/MSPAS Application following completion of the second professional year Bachelors degree or 90 h of undergraduate and professional work by end of PY2 Cumulative professional GPA: ≥ 3.0 Capped and competitive enrollment
PharmD/MSPAS Process 97 total PA hours (29 hours satisfied by PharmD curriculum) APPE program modified to meet both PharmD and MSPAS clerkship requirements (12h of joint coursework) Pharmacy students enrolled in program veer into PA coursework beginning in PY4 with most APPEs/clerkships completed in ‘PY5’ ‘Masters Project’
PharmD/MSPAS Practice Generally function as either a PA or a PharmD Prescriptive privileges Refined physical assessment skills Models in the COP (MaJ)
Urban Myths (These things are NOT true) Dual degree students automatically get all APPE rotations in Lexington Dual degree students can’t do any APPEs outside of Kentucky Dual degree students don’t have to take block exams
Pearls Research programs The dual degree is NOT awarded by the COP; responsibility rests with you Be proactive – start early Two degrees not one – will require more work Read DDs FAQs http://pharmacy.mc.uky.edu/programs/prepharm/dualdegree.php
Important Dates PROGRAMCOP DEADLINEPROGRAM DEADLINE SEMESTER APPLICATION SUBMITTED MBAMarch 1May 1Spr PY1 or PY2 MPAMarch 1May 1Spr PY1 or PY2 MPHFeb 1April 1Spr PY1 or PY2 MSPASMay 1June 15Spr PY2
Gateways Pharmaceutical Science [available] *Awaiting certificate approval Dr. Jim Pauley Advanced Pharmacotherapy [available] *Course(s) construction in progress Dr. Aaron Cook Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy [pending] *In progress Dr. Jimmi Hatton
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Dr. Melody Ryan
Curriculum 15 credit hours – At least one 3-hour course in the following areas Biomedical sciences and health services Social and behavioral sciences policy Planning and ethics – 210 hours of practicum
Admission Acceptance to the Graduate School GPA of at least 3.0 Application (form, transcripts, references) Deadlines – April 1, July 31, November 14 http://www.mc.uky.edu/publichealth/certificatepro grams
UK College of Pharmacy Class of 2014 Pre-Professional Day Dr. Penni Black Assistant professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot This is an introduction to the intersection of basic science, practice and ethical issues in healthcare You will participate in a discussion group of peers to debate a few themes in the book in August during PDW Several PY1/2 classes will utilize the content and themes of the book Common Reading Experience
Mobile Computing Patrick Smith Information Services Student Assistant http://pharmacy.mc.uky.edu/depts/it/mobile.php email@example.com (859) 257-1169
Hardware Requirements 2 Ghz Dual Core Processor 2 GB RAM 160 GB Hard Disk space minimum Wireless Connection (802.11n preferred) Students can purchase Dell computers at discounted rates via Dell’s UK portal. Apple computers are acceptable, but we will not be able to provide as high a level of support.
Tech Support Support provided by the College of Pharmacy includes: Connection to the building’s wireless network Burning ISOs of campus software (student must provide blank CD) Data recovery of files related to student’s academics E-mail or UK account problems General advising for solutions to computer problems
Tech Support Support provided WILL NOT include: Hardware repair or installation Software installation for programs not available via download.uky.edu Any other services not explicitly mentioned Support will be available in Rm. 196 of BPC
KY Trade Computers Students needing additional technical support may visit the offices of KY Trade Computers in the basement of the W.T. Young Library or 373 Virginia Ave. Support will be $35 per service.
Student Software Numerous popular programs are available via the University at discount rates. Microsoft Office (Mac or PC Software) Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop Microsoft Windows 7
E-mail Policy Students are advised to NOT forward their UKY e-mail to another address. Questions or requests sent to IT from outside addresses (Gmail, yahoo, etc.) will not be answered as user identity can not be verified.
Public Printing The College has two public printers that students can access wirelessly. Students will need to have these printers installed on their computer by a technician of IKON, which handles the operation of these printers. IKON is located in WT Young Library 1-56; available by phone at (859)-257-9376.
Mobile Computing Website: http://pharmacy.mc.uky.edu/depts/it/mobile.php
Questions? Contact Patrick Smith via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org Call the IT Office at: 859-257-1169
Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students (KAPS) Janelle Uhde, KAPS Chair
The Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students, or KAPS, is an umbrella organization comprised of the student chapters of several state and national organizations, some of which include: APhA- American Pharmacists Association KPhA- Kentucky Pharmacists Association ASHP- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists KSHP- Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists NCPA- National Community Pharmacists Association What is KAPS?
KAPS APhA NCPAASHP American Pharmacists Association Kentucky Pharmacists Association APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists National Community Pharmacists Association NCPA Student Chapter Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists KSHP Student Chapter
Regional and National Meetings NCPA National Meeting 2011- Nashville, TN APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting 2011- Indianapolis, IN ASHP Midyear Meeting 2011- New Orleans, LA APhA National Meeting 2012- New Orleans, LA
Operation Heart and HIV ABC Health Fairs at Kroger Partnered with American Heart Association Project Chance Grant Partnered with Moveable Feast & Leadership Legacy
Leadership Opportunities KAPS Chair and elect APhA-ASP President and elect SSHP President and elect NCPA President and elect Treasurer and elect Recording Secretary Director of Committees PY1 Liaison Committee Chair(s)
CPFI Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
Non-denominational Christian organization National Organization UK CPFI represents just one chapter. Provides fellowship to student pharmacists and pharmacy practitioners in the community What is CPFI?
Monthly Chapter Meetings A Healthcare professional speaks about Christianity in their practice and work environment Outreach activity Monthly Fellowship/Social Activity Sponsor one child through World Vision Operation Christmas Child Collect & package items into shoe boxes for kids in need Student-led Bible Study Operation Inspiration What does CPFI do?
How do I get involved? Attend Chapter Meetings and Social Events! Church contact sheets at 1 st informational meeting Great if you are looking for a local church home No mandatory dues (donations only) Fundraisers: UK College of Pharmacy window clings Over-the-Counter and Lab Value Quick Cards Welcome Picnic: Thursday August 25 th 6 pm
CPFI Dispensing Hope and Encouragement Victoria Sansom CPFI President 2011-2012 email@example.com
Student National Pharmaceutical Association Student National Pharmaceutical Association SNPhA Serving the Underserved
Educational service organization Pharmacy and healthcare issues Recognize poor minority representation in pharmacy and healthcare professions SNPhA Mission
Student leadership and skill development Promote participation in national healthcare issues Develop the role of the minority healthcare professional as a vital member of the team Develop a positive image of minority healthcare professionals Educate the public on better health practices SNPhA Objectives
Stroke Initiative – Smoking Cessation and Blood Pressure Screens SNPhA Service Heejoo Kim at the Wal-Mart Health Fair
Breast Cancer Initiative – Hope Lodge Dinner and Wear Pink Day SNPhA Service SNPhA Kids Make Chili for Hope Lodge Families
Black History Month – Special Convocation Guest Speaker SNPhA Service Welcoming Special Guest Dr. Judy ‘JJ’ Jackson
HIV/AIDS Initiative – World AIDS Day (December 1) – Moveable Feast Partnership Diabetes Initiative – Education and Blood Glucose Screenings Legislation/Voting/Immigration Initiative – Voter registration for underrepresented groups SNPhA Service
Mr. PharmD Pageant – Casualwear, Businesswear, Dance, Talent, Q&A SNPhA Fun
New Member Kidnap – Wait to find out! Candygrams, Bowling, Potluck, Regional and National Meetings! SNPhA Fun
PY1 Mixer coming in August! – Join us for free food – Find out what SNPhA is all about Develop your leadership skills – Committee chair positions for PY1s Serve your community – And meet your service requirement Join SNPhA
Visit us on your break today! – COP Polos on sale Join us on Facebook! – UK SNPhA Group Email us! – Tony Massarone (President) – firstname.lastname@example.org Join SNPhA
An organized health care system to improve the quality and accessibility of health care Focus on: – Patient care – Disease management – Cost effective use of medications What is Managed Care Pharmacy?
Why should you join AMCP? Pharmacy jobs in managed care are increasing by 22% – Explore career options with monthly meetings with guest managed care pharmacists National Conferences – Ability to network with other members/professionals for job opportunities Valuable Paid Summer Internships – Pfizer/Humana – Abbott – CVS/Caremark National P&T Competition – Unique opportunity to prepare and review a drug or drug class and present real world formulary decisions Managed Care Residencies 2 nd Annual beach volleyball tournament in August
Introduction to the Patient Care Laboratory Sequence Trish Freeman, RPh, PhD Clinical Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
Goal of the Patient Care Laboratory A 6-course laboratory sequence (PPS 919 – 969) designed to assist you in developing the skills needed to fulfill the professional and technical responsibilities associated with the practice of pharmacy – Provide patient care – Oversee the medication-use system – Promote health improvement, wellness and disease prevention
Goal of the Patient Care Laboratory By the end of the 6-course laboratory sequence, you will have the skills and knowledge to provide patient-centered care in a manner consistent with the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science’s “Philosophy of Practice”
The Philosophy of Practice The pharmacist: – assumes a defined responsibility for the patients under his/her direct care – accepts responsibility for his/her patients need for expertise in reducing individual medication-related morbidity and mortality, and assumes overall responsibility for patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals – addresses all of his/her patients’ medication- related needs using a patient-centered approach – approaches each individual patient in such a way as to establish a caring therapeutic one-on-one relationship
Key Laboratory Policies Professionalism Professional Dress Attendance/Punctuality
Professionalism Our expectations of you – Be on time – Be prepared – Be respectful – Meet deadlines – Take responsibility for your learning and your behavior – Learn for participation in a life-long career, not to pass a test!
Professionalism Our commitment to you – Provide the highest quality educational experience – Work with you to assist your learning – Be respectful of you
Professional Dress Why is it important? – You are entering a profession – You will come in contact with patients and other professionals – When you look professional, your behavior is more likely to be professional
Professional Dress Students will maintain a clean, neat appearance at all times Avoid extremes in hairstyles, cosmetics and jewelry Earrings are permitted Nose rings, eyebrow rings and other visible piercings are not permitted in lab A professor may set forth additional standards of attire in his or her syllabus If a faculty member deems a student's attire inappropriate, according to established policy, the student will be notified privately outside of class and asked to correct the problem
Professional Dress White lab coat must be worn during all lab activities Additional requirements include dress shirts and ties, sweaters or turtlenecks for men and appropriate dress clothes for women Jeans and open-toe shoes may not be worn in the lab Some laboratory activities may require the removal of jewelry, nail polish and excessively long fingernails
Attendance/Punctuality Important component of professionalism – Better to learn now than later when entering the workforce! Students are expected to arrive on time for all lab activities Attendance at all lab activities is mandatory and non-negotiable
Summer Assignments – Math Why are they necessary? – To assist you in achieving success in the PY1 year – Pharmacy calculations is an integral part of PPS 919 – Patient Care Laboratory I – Reviewing basic math skills will prepare you for PY1 calculations and improve your math background
Summer Assignments – Math Textbook - Pharmaceutical Calculations, 4 th edition by Joel L. Zatz, 2005 Assignment: Read and work through the following: – Chapter 1 – General Principles of Calculations – Chapter 2 thru page 38 - Units, Weighing and Measuring – Appendix 1 – Appendix 7
Summer Assignments – Med Term Why are they necessary? – A basic understanding of medical terminology is important for solving simple patient problems and reviewing patient records as part of PY1 lab sessions – Additional chapters in the text will be assigned throughout the subsequent years as organ systems are taught in other courses
Summer Assignments – Med Term Textbook - Medical Terminology: A Programmed Learning Approach to the Language of Health Care by Marjorie Canfield Willis, 2 nd edition, 2007 Assignment: Read and work through the following: – Chapter 1- Basic Term Components – Appendix A – Glossary of Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms – Appendix B – Abbreviations and Symbols
Math and Med Term Assessment Given during the first week of classes in August Students are required to pass the assessments during the fall semester as a course requirement for PPS 919 One additional opportunity to pass these assessments will be provided during the fall semester for students who do not pass the first attempt However, it will be more difficult to prepare for the assessment while taking a full course load
Housing Tony Blanton UK Student Services Director Off-Campus Student Services, Director 513 Patterson Office Tower email@example.com 257-3753 Off Campus Housing http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/OCSS/livingCommunity.htmhttp://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/OCSS/livingCommunity.htm l
Things I wish I knew before starting Pharmacy School ……. A few tips from the Classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014
Office Supplies Printer/ Copier Laser printer Automatic 2-sided printer and copier Cheap ink Walgreens will refill cartridges for select brands Continuous bulk flow ink system Plus Account USB Drive Always carry in your book bag
Staying Organized Buy a 3 inch binder for every block – Don’t try to carry 7 smaller binders—it doesn’t work! File your notes after every block – File cabinet – Binders Become friends with your planner – A UK College of Pharmacy planner is provided to each student – Includes dates of all student organization meetings/activities
Saving Money Talk to your local bank – Your local bank can provide information about how to plan your budget for the next 4 years of school Bring your own lunch (with utensils) – Microwaves are available Rely on your laptop for lecture notes--you will save a lot of money!
Outside of School If you plan to work, talk to your boss about your blocks schedule in advance Start building your professional wardrobe Plan your grocery shopping trips around blocks Use the Johnson Center- it’s FREE!!!!! – Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 6 am-midnight Saturday 9 am-9 pm Sunday 11 am- midnight
Other Helpful Tips Always carry a spare set of batteries for ARS clickers and calculators Don’t blow off your first set of blocks Leave your white coat, Drug Information Handbook, and other references in your locker Don’t wait too long before getting your immunizations – Hep B is a 3 shot series! Get a reliable alarm clock Buy a lock
Institutional Diversity Kairise Conwell Director, Health Center Student Diversity Services
Our Mission is to sustain and nurture a diverse, caring and inclusive environment for all students to achieve academic excellence. As part of the network of the Office of Institutional Diversity, this office works towards promoting collaboration among administration, faculty, staff and students in earnest pursuit of UK’s diversity goals. Our Goal is to help students to welcome different points of view and belief systems while examining and refining their own. Throughout the year, programs, workshops and activities are planned to provide leadership on diversity issues, exposure to professional experiences and academic support to students seeking admission as well as to those already enrolled in a health professions degree. Health Center Student Diversity Services
Staff: Kairise Conwell, Director LaKetta Rollins, Staff Support Chris Johnson, Health Professions Recruiter For more information: Office location: 307A Kentucky Clinic Phone: (859) 257-5196 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.uky.edu/OMSA/health.htm Find us on Facebook!
Types of Loans Federal Perkins – 5% interest, need based, must apply by March 15 priority. Federal Direct Subsidized – 6.8% interest,$8500 per year maximum Federal Direct Unsubsidized – 6.8% interest, $24,500 per year maximum Federal Grad/PLUS – 7.9% interest, may borrow up to costs, must pass credit check
Types of Aid Health Profession Loan – must give parents information on FAFSA to be considered. This does not effect consideration for other loans. Must apply by March 15 priority. 5% interest.
What to do: Award notification will be emailed in June. Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans of $33,000 will be offered. Accept online. Complete entrance counseling and promissory note at www.studentloans.govwww.studentloans.gov Federal Grad/PLUS – may borrow up to cost. Must go to www.studentloans.gov to apply. Credit check will be done. Sign this promissory note also.www.studentloans.gov
Billing Fall Tuition charges will be emailed July 30. Due date August 22. Bill will reflect any aid accepted. Aid in excess of charges will be given as a refund. You must set up Direct Deposit. This is done on your MyUK > my info