This position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to continue to shape the practice-based education and clinical service initiatives at an innovative pharmacy program within a vibrant health science campus. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy is preparing the next generation of pharmacists to meet the growing healthcare needs of society. MCW’s PharmD graduates have the knowledge and expertise to practice at the “top of their license” and contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model ensuring optimal medication therapy outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals. In serving the four missions of MCW, the School of Pharmacy is becoming a destination program for health sciences education and practice, by engaging students, practitioners and researchers across the continuum of discovery to care, ensuring that graduates are practice-ready and team-ready. As exhibited by the three cohorts that have graduated, alumni are well prepared for direct entrance to practice as well as pursuing successfully postgraduate training.
Reporting to the Dean, the Director/Assistant Dean of Experiential Education is responsible for the planning, implementation, and assessment of all experiential education activities at the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Working collaboratively with the Dean, Chair of Clinical Sciences, Office of Experiential Education Team, clinical faculty and preceptors, the Director/Assistant Dean leads the execution of the vision for an innovative experiential education curriculum, that begins with introductory experiences in the first year followed by advanced experiences in the final third year of the program. The Director/Assistant Dean and Office of Experiential Education Team will be responsible for site recruitment, and preceptor recruitment and training, development, and recognition.
The Director/Assistant Dean must ensure ongoing relationships with the three primary clinical partners of MCW (Froedtert Health, Children’s Wisconsin and Zablocki VA). Additionally, they must continue to forge partnerships with local health systems, community pharmacies (independent and corporate) and interprofessional education (IPE) models of practice. The Director/Assistant Dean must also be keen to new areas of professional practice development, regulatory updates and accreditation changes forthcoming to the profession. With recent recognition of pharmacists as providers under state Medicaid, there are opportunities to advance the practice model of pharmacists in the state.
Core responsibilities of this position includes:
Lead the experiential education program by developing and maintaining professional relationships that support the vision and mission of the School of Pharmacy.
Provide the leadership necessary to develop and implement effective outcomes for the experiential program.
Provide the leadership and oversight of the TeleHealth Medication Monitoring program for IPPE and APPE students.
Identify, procure, develop, and maintain sufficient experiential sites for IPPE, IPE, and APPE rotations for the students of the School of Pharmacy.
Manage a standardized system for student assignments to IPPE, IPE, and APPE sites.
Develop and maintain effective and transparent processes for student, preceptor, and site evaluations, including the creation and use of electronic systems for timely, accurate assessment and grade reporting.
Maintain harmonious relationships with students, preceptors, colleagues, and experiential education constituents.
Indoctrinate a level of professional decorum among all levels of student pharmacists.
Provide mentorship to preceptors and students assigned to experiential sites.
Maintain an effective program for recognizing sites and preceptors for the educational support rendered to the School of Pharmacy and its students.
Oversee site visits with preceptors and perform site evaluations.
As Course Director, lead the delivery of the Experiential Education Seminar during IPPE, IPE, and APPE rotations.
Pursue professional development and scholarly activities, as prioritized.
Participate in accreditation and regulatory processes as appropriate.
Provide service to the School of Pharmacy as assigned by the Dean.
Applicants must hold a Doctor of Pharmacy or B.S in Pharmacy degree from an accredited pharmacy program allowing for a commensurate faculty appointment in the Department of Clinical Sciences, and appointment at the Director or Assistant Dean level. Ideally applicants will have completed a residency or fellowship (or possess equivalent experience) and be eligible for Wisconsin pharmacist licensure to oversee clinical pharmacy practice activities when warranted. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in direct patient care, serving as a preceptor for pharmacy students or other healthcare related experience is required. Candidates will have a working knowledge of emerging healthcare delivery models that involve the pharmacy profession; possess the ability to collaborate with faculty and academic leadership to sustain a culture of interprofessional education; have experience in experiential education of pharmacy students and residents; demonstrate organizational, interpersonal and group communication skills; and be active in professional organizations. Applicants should possess enthusiasm for the profession and the interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with learners, faculty, patients, healthcare providers, and the public.
Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their qualifications, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. Please contact Michael DeBisschop, PharmD at 414-955-2853 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or questions. Applicants are to apply on-line at:
Over 1,640 full-time and part-time faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) play a pivotal role in upholding the missions of MCW: education, research, patient care and community engagement. Education: MCW has over 800 students in Medical School, nearly 400 graduate students, and 160 postdoctoral fellows in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. There are more than 670 physicians in residency training and 180 physicians in fellowship training. Approximately 250 Continuing Medical Education-accredited activities are offered annually for physician and other health professionals. Research: MCW is the largest research institution in Eastern Wisconsin and received $154 million in grant awards for research, teaching, training and related purposes in FY 2013-2014 of which $138 million was for research, including funding from the National Institutes of Health and other sponsors. Patient Care: Approximately 1,510 physicians, 600 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care practitioners care for more than 500,000 patients of all ages annually at Children’s hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Zablocki VA Medical Center and many other hospitals and c...linics in Eastern Wisconsin. Community Engagement: More than 280 faculty engaged in more than 480 community outreach activities to advance the health of people and communities throughout metro Milwaukee and Wisconsin in 2014.The Medical College of Wisconsin offers an environment with abundant opportunities, an outstanding benefits package and competitive salary, as we understand that much of the success of MCW can be attributed to our world renowned faculty members.