5 ways Regis University is taking pharmacy education to new heights 

Recognized as being among the most innovative programs of its kind in the country, Regis University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program’s approach and success out of the gate continue to draw attention. The program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, graduated its first class in spring 2013, and is giving graduates an edge in the job market. Here are five ways Regis has raised the bar with pharmacy education.

Team-based learning – Unlike traditional teaching models that lean on a lecture format, this program uses a team-based approach in which students work in teams to actively apply knowledge and solve problems. Students are challenged to develop the interpersonal and critical-thinking skills that will help them thrive as members of health care teams.

Integrated curriculum – A uniquely and fully integrated curriculum prepares pharmacy professionals to look at disease state management from the perspective of different disciplines simultaneously.

Forward-thinking faculty – In the classroom, lab and clinic, talented faculty challenge students with a rigorous and comprehensive foundation in pharmacy practice that enables them to serve as leaders in this dynamic profession.

Interprofessional training – Hands-on training includes time spent in a simulation lab alongside students of other health care disciplines. They practice problem solving, communication skills and critical thinking by working as a team in the delivery of health care.

Values-based training – The program also emphasizes service to others, social responsibility, compassion, a desire to care for the whole person, and the importance of the economic, social, cultural and psychological factors that affect patient health care. Regis pharmacy professionals are principled and committed to making a tangible difference in people’s lives.

Elevate your education and gain the skills to move patient care forward.