Teaching residents how to teach: A Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program (STLC) for pharmacy residents

Frank Romanelli, Kelly M. Smith, Barbara F. Brandt

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Objectives. In 1999, the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy first reported the development of a STLC Program for pharmacy residents. The primary goal of this program was to provide a forum for participants to gain knowledge of contemporary health professions and pharmacy education issues, to develop experience in teaching/learning, and to document accomplishment in this area. Methods. The STLC program was designed as an elective experience that would provide residents with training in various teaching methodologies and offer a forum through which accomplishment in the area could be documented. The program consists of 3 main requirements: attendance at formal semi-nars, completion of a requisite amount of small group and didactic evaluated teaching, and submission of a teaching portfolio. Results. Since its inception the program has grown beyond UK and now involves 1 other onsite program and two-way teleconferencing to 2 other residency programs. Since 1999, over 50 residents have been awarded certificates. Summary. Feedback from residency candidates, residents, and employers has been overwhelmingly positive. Future plans involve increased multidisciplinary involvement and continued outreach to other offsite programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Certificate
  • Residency
  • Teaching


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