Reinventing how pharmacy educators connect as a community

Todd D. Sorensen, Anne Lin, David D. Allen

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Abstract

The onset of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has added a new layer of complexity to an already difficult period for academic pharmacy. The need to follow social-distancing guidelines has resulted in rapid adoption of technology-enabled communication strategies. While these technologies provide unprecedented ways in which we can connect as an academic community, we must consider their effectiveness in not only promoting exchange of information, but also creating inspiration within the community and supporting the level of interdependence required to tackle the difficult challenges that lie ahead. As the connecting body within the community of pharmacy education, it is incumbent on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) to consider how we will adapt during this period of disruption. We must adopt new strategies that will allow our members to connect in new, meaningful ways, ways that stimulate ideas, new partnerships, and an overall sense of hope for our future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8151
Pages (from-to)651-654
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume84
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Communication
  • Leadership

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