Take Two Pills and listen to this podcast

Take Two Pills and listen to this podcast

Take Two Pills and listen to this podcast: teaching and learning in health, medicine, and more! Our goal is to connect innovative teachers in health sciences and provide practical and inspirational teaching advice. If you are teaching or want to teach in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, psychology, nutrition, physical or occupational therapy, or other health sciences-Two Pills Podcast is for you! twopillspodcast@gmail.com twitter: @twopillspodcast

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March 21, 2021 16 min

Interview with Gina Thomas!

Gina brings more than 35 years of healthcare expertise to Nobis Rehabilitation Partners, LLC. Gina has held a number of clinical and leadership roles in non-profit acute care hospitals, for-profit, public, and private organizations. 

 

Prior to Nobis, Gina served as the Chief Development Officer at Lumere where she built the commercial and marketing foundation. She brings a wealth of healthcare, clinical an...

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How are you preparing for the semester? 

 

Welcome to 2021! I hope you all had a great holiday! I ended up contracting Covid, so I have not been recording recently. Thankfully, my symptoms were mild and I am excited for the new year! I think many of us are cautiously optimistic and hopeful about what 2021 could bring.  

 

As we start January, consider this question-how prepared are you for the semester? You may have taught the same con...

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October 25, 2020 31 min

Interview with Dr. Meredith White about the fun and function of using Bitmoji in the (virtual) classroom!

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September 20, 2020 7 min

Conquer your presentations with Canva! 

Resources: 

  • https://www.canva.com/learn/10-ways-to-take-your-lessons-to-the-next-level-with-canva/ 
  • https://practicaledtech.com/2020/01/07/ten-things-you-can-do-with-canva-in-your-classroom/ 
  • https://www.bespokeclassroom.com/blog/2017/7/29/op660qadw8b5uzt4tq28ws3ryljfik 
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    What is Canva? 

  • Web/app based platform 
  • Free, then pay for use of certain images, more templates, etc 
  • Build your own worksheets/e...
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    Resources: 

    https://teacheveryday.com/escape-room-in-the-classroom/ 

    https://www.edtechteam.com/blog/2017/08/break-out-of-classroom/ 

    https://sites.google.com/site/digitalbreakouttemplate/home 

     

    Escape rooms are SO hot right now.  I have seen diabetes escape rooms, gram positive infections escape rooms, and even interprofessional education escape rooms.  They sound daunting and difficult to create.  However, after making my first one, ...

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    Interview with Dr. Vanessa Holtgrave, PsyD, MS

    Dr. Holtgrave is a professor of clinical and forensic psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of California. She has extensive experience in psychological assessment and diagnosis. She works closely with psychiatric medical professionals as part of a forensic team, provides consultations, and coordinates patient care with medical professionals in a psychiatric setti...

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    August 4, 2020 5 min

    Can we make teaching online more fun? Let’s talk about  Post-its!  

     

    We are all working on a transition to online teaching (or maybe you have already been teaching online)! How do you inspire students to brainstorm online? Can we go beyond message boards to something with more versatility? There are many ways to do this! Today, I am going to talk about online interactive post-it notes. The product that I am most familiar with for ac...

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    July 8, 2020 15 min

    Interview with Dr. Taylor Steuber! 

    Dr. Taylor Steuber, PharmD, BCPS is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacy specialist with the UAB Division of Internal Medicine at Huntsville Hospital. Dr. Steuber joined HSOP in August, 2016. He earned his Pharm.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City at MU in 2014. He went on to pursue a 24-month PGY-1/PGY-2 residency ...

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    June 22, 2020 4 min

    Diversity in Patient Cases!

    https://www.mededpublish.org/manuscripts/2705 

    https://www.aacp.org/article/diverse-universe 

    https://libguides.massgeneral.org/c.php?g=650990&p=4565317 

     

    Summer has arrived and it’s a great time to update your patient cases! If you think about the patient cases that you use in class, how much diversity is incorporated into them? 

     

    We know that for medical students, addressing diversity and cultur...

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    June 3, 2020 8 min

    https://courseworks2.columbia.edu/courses/92710/pages/zoom-features-breakout-rooms 

    http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspire/2020/04/17/facilitating-active-learning-with-zoom/ 

    https://athelp.sfsu.edu/hc/en-us/articles/360029698994-Using-breakout-rooms 

     

    Breakout! 

    Hope everyone is wrapping up Spring semester and graduation! Since we have all switched to teaching remotely, I thought it would be a good time to discuss active learning online...

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    May 13, 2020 25 min

    Podcast on the road at a pharmacy conference! Interview with Timothy Augnst, Ravi Patel, and Robert Pugliese!

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    Online teaching…am I doing this right? 

     

    Resources: 

    https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2017/11/15/peer-advice-instructors-teaching-online-first-time 

    https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/03/12/how-to-teach-online-courses-coronavirus-response/ 

     

     

    Hopefully, everyone has made it through the initial shock of a quick switch to online course delivery. As we wrap up our final lectures of the semester, I just wanted to give some tip...

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    Turns out, students enjoy throwing things. Especially at the instructor. 

     

    One way to engage students is to *physically* engage them.  I have done this with small groups of 10-12 up to 50+.  

     

    One easy way is to bring them to call on students to answer questions during your discussion. Since my background is in infectious disease, I usually bring giant microbes. I’ll throw one to one student to have them answer the question. If i...

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    Interview with Dr. Fagan and Dr. Fransisco!

    Dr. Susan C Fagan is Jowdy Professor of Pharmacy and Assistant Dean at the Augusta campus of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She is known nationally and internationally for her research in Stroke and was named “Distinguished Research Professor” at UGA in 2013. Currently the Interim Director of Interprofessional Education, she uses her knowledge and experiences as part of an ...

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    Interview with Dr. LaDisa and Dr. Bartelme!

    Dr. LaDisa received her Pharm.D. (2001) from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO (2002). Since completing her residency, she has practiced as an inpatient clinical pharmacist and inpatient pharmacy clinical coordinator at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. In 2012, she ...

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    New year, new active learning strategies! 

     

    New year, new active learning! If you are reviewing your material to teach for spring semester, jazz it up! This is the time!   

     

    Resources: 

    https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/active-learning/ 

    https://www.ajpe.org/doi/full/10.5688/ajpe759186 

     

    Active learning definitions: 

    -Instructional activities involving students in doing things and thinking about what they are doing (Bonwell and...

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    Interview with Dr. Vanessa Holtgrave, PsyD, MS

      Dr. Holtgrave is a professor of clinical and forensic psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of California. She has extensive experience in psychological assessment and diagnosis. She works closely with psychiatric medical professionals as part of a forensic team, provides consultations, and coordinates patient care with medical professionals in a psychiatric set...

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    December 18, 2019 8 min

    Resources: 

    https://teacheveryday.com/escape-room-in-the-classroom/ 

    https://www.edtechteam.com/blog/2017/08/break-out-of-classroom/ 

    https://sites.google.com/site/digitalbreakouttemplate/home 

     

    Escape rooms are SO hot right now.  I have seen diabetes escape rooms, gram positive infections escape rooms, and even interprofessional education escape rooms.  They sound daunting and difficult to create.  However, after making my first one, ...

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    Fake It 'til You Make it... How to Teach Unfamiliar Topics!

    Help! How do I teach this unfamiliar topic?? Teaching what you don’t know. 

     

    It seems to come up for all of us.  Someone is sick, there are weather/transportation/scheduling issues, curricular changes, departures-for whatever reason, you have the exciting and often daunting task of teaching an unfamiliar topic.  

     

    -First, keep the overarching objectives in mind-what shoul...

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