Introduction: To address the need for students to develop a professional/practice vision with a global perspective, faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy designed a course to introduce students to pharmacy practice in a variety of countries. The aim of this paper is to share with other pharmacy educators how to structure a course that teaches students how to develop a global perspective on healthcare, how to articulate that perspective, and how to begin to practice with a global conscience. Course Description: The International Pharmacy Practice and Leadership Directed Studies course engaged students in self discovery and reflection through a combination of structured and unstructured experiences taking place in various learning environments, including interactions with pharmacists from a variety of countries through online Skype discussions. Evaluation: Students reported a variety of realizations in weekly journal entries and in a final presentation about their professional/practice vision. Future plans: The course will evolve to include presentations by more international healthcare practitioners in addition to pharmacists, including nurses, physicians, and administrators.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Feb 4 2014|
- Global classroom
- International practice
- Pharmacy students