Teaching and Educational Opportunities

Published On 07/11/2011

The Residency program at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center provides an abundance of opportunities to interact with students and faculty in a variety of settings. PGY1 and PGY2 residents have the chance to co-precept students on many of the rotations at Le Bonheur.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy sponsors a Teaching and Learning Program with a concentration in pharmacy education.  The goal of this program is to provide pharmacy residents with a structured educational program that can serve as the foundation for future development as a full- or part-time faculty member.  Not only will residents be given content information, they will be provided with opportunities to further develop and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the program under the guidance and supervision of a mentor.

The pediatric elective course allows the resident to develop expertise in the preparation and delivery of didactic lectures.  In Applied Therapeutics, a weekly small group discussion class, the resident works with a faculty preceptor to teach students case presentation skills, disease state management and the development of care plans.

Weekly pharmacy journal clubs require residents to analyze current literature and develop the ability to apply this information to patient care.

The PGY2 resident is expected to take a leadership role in all the teaching exercises.