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... Show More

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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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Interview with Dr. Rita Olans!

Rita Olans is a pediatric nurse practitioner who works as a NP hospitalist as well as a nursing professor in Boston, MA.  When she isn't practicing and teaching, she thinking of other ways to knit together antimicrobial stewardship interventions into everything she does as she has a generation of children who are going to need those precious antibiotics. 

Find more information on this episode and al...

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This Two Pills Tip aims to help those oft-dreaded letters of recommendation become less of a burden! For a full transcription of today's episode visit www.twopillspodcast.com

References:

  • https://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/monica-v-golik-mahoney-pharmd-bcps-aq-id/2015/12/letters-of-recommendation-a-pharmacy-residency-programs-perspective 
  • http://pharmsci.uci.edu/write-letter-recommendation-pharmacy-school/ 
  •  https://www.pharm...

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    October 24, 2019 30 min

    Interview with Dr. Greg Bohall!

    Dr. Greg Bohall, Psy.D., C.R.C., MAC, ICADC, CADC-II

    Dr. Greg Bohall earned his doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical forensic psychology in 2014 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Bohall is currently pursuing his licensure as a psychologist in the State of California. He is nationally and internationally recognized as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (C.R.C.), a Master ...




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    Interview with Dr. Jenny Van Amburg!

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    Dr. Abbie Lyden: Grew up in Indiana, graduated pharmacy school from Purdue University and completed a PGY1 residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. After finishing the residency she helped launch pharmacy services in the Emergency Department. In 2010, she made her way back to her midwestern homeland and joined the ED team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she continues to practice clinically. She enjoys shari...

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                        Two Pills Tips: You'll Thank Yourself for Self-Reflection!

    Preceptor Self ReflectionYou have finished with students/residents/learners! Or you’re almost there! While everything is fresh, this is the perfect time to reflect on your experience as a preceptor and consider changes for next year. You will likely receive formal evaluation feedback from students, but self-reflection is key. This tip will discuss som...



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    Interview with Dr. Milena McLaughlin!

    In her own words Dr. McLaughlin is: 

    "Philadelphia transplant to the Midwest with no immunosuppression required! I attended the oldest pharmacy school in the country (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy) and then completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) through Midwestern Univer...


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    Resources: 

     

    https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/index.php/innovations/article/view/537 

    Read More: https://www.ajpe.org/doi/10.5688/aj7307132 

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4584382/ 

     

    Are you looking for a new form of active learning?  Or do you want support for a form that you are already doing?  Do you want your students to be more engaged, accountable, and responsible for their own learning?  Let’s talk about the Jigsaw method ...


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    VOLUME UP FOR SOME AWESOME CONTENT ON THIS EPISODE!!!

    Jeanne Frenzel, PharmD, PhD is an Associate Professor in the College of Health Professions at North Dakota State University. In her on words, Dr. Frenzel is a wife, mom, pharmacist, educator, scholar.  Loves exploration and adventure.  Serious about researching innovative pedagogies for teaching complex pharmacy practice skills to students using technology and simulation.


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    Check out our crossover podcast episode with Queer Meducation! Queer Meducation is a platform to educate medical professionals and the public on LGTBQI and nonbinary healthcare.  On our episode, KB and I discuss HIV meds then and now! Thanks to the host KB for such a fun episode! 

     

    How do I motivate students to come to class prepared?? 

     

    Resources: 

    https://www.bellarmine.edu/docs/default-source/faculty-development-docs/10-motivating-...

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    Interview with Dr. Seena L. Haines, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA, FASHP, FCCP, FNAP, BC-ADM, CDE. Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice. The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.



    In her own words:

    In addition to being an aspiring yoga instructor, Dr. Seena Haines is a bit of a foodie who likes to travel.  Her most recent travel adventures took her to Rome, Florence, Sorrento and Venice, Italy.  Unlike her last two visi...


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    Tips for the busy preceptor- teaching while balancing patient care! 

     Resources: 

    Embracing challenges of precepting: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4062747/ 

    Managing your time as a preceptor: http://ushp.org/resources/Documents/Sebranek%20Evans_USHPMidwinter2018_2ppHandout_FINAL.PDF 

     -Planning 

    -My schedule is that I have three students at a time and they are with me all day every day for 8 weeks.  So, planning is essen...

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