CEimpact Podcast

Fostering a Professional 'Identity' in Your Students and Residents

August 16, 2023 CEimpact
CEimpact Podcast
Fostering a Professional 'Identity' in Your Students and Residents
Show Notes

The concept of Professional Identity Formation (PIF) is receiving LOTS of attention in pharmacy education recently. What is it and why should it matter to you as a preceptor? Listen to this episode to better understand your critical role in your learners' journey of professional self-discovery.
Kathy Schott, PhD
Vice President, Education & Operations

Jamie Kellar, BscHK, BScPhm, PharmD, PhD
Associate Dean Academic Organization
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto

About Dr. Kellar
Jamie Kellar is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Academic at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.  She received an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degree, both from the University of Toronto.  She obtained her PhD from the School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, Netherlands. In addition to her education, she is a licensed pharmacist in Ontario, Canada.  Professor Kellar’s practice area is in the field of mental health. Her research explores professional identity in pharmacy education and practice.  Dr. Kellar is an award-winning educator, having won the University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award, the President’s Teaching Award, and the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) National Award for Excellence in Education. Her research on professional identity in pharmacy education also won the Rufus A. Lyman Award for the outstanding paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education in 2020.

CPE Information
Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, preceptors will be able to:
1. Discuss the importance of professional identity formation (PIF) in student pharmacists and pharmacy residents
2. Describe strategies to mentor and support pharmacy learners in PIF

0.05 CEU/0.5 Hr
UAN: 0107-0000-23-254-H99-P
Initial release date: 8/16/2023
Expiration date: 8/16/2024
Additional CPE details can be found here.

The speakers have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

This program has been:
Approved by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as education for Minnesota pharmacy preceptors.

Reviewed by the Texas Consortium on Experiential Programs and has been designated as preceptor education and training for Texas preceptors.

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