From preparing for certification to balancing work with real life – heaven knows you’re in over your head when it comes to advancing your career. Learn tips and tricks that your colleagues have used, not only make your career more successful, but more rewarding too.
We Were Promised Flying Cars! Moving Your Practice - and the Profession - Forward via PPMI
ACPE# 204-000-12-372-L04P | 1 Contact Hour | Knowledge-Based Activity
In pharmacy school, we were conditioned to be front-line practitioners, leaders on the health care team in driving appropriate and evidence-based medication therapy and not the pill-counters of days past. In reality, pharmacy practice is not always this ideal. This session is designed to highlight how new practitioners can become agents of change in the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI). First, we'll explore the purpose and progress of the PPMI (don't worry, this will be brief). The majority of the session will then be dedicated to empowering new practitioners to impact change in their own practice and, moreover, the profession as a whole. This “call-to-action” will focus on new practitioners who aren’t necessarily in formal leadership positions, but instead, can align themselves with the PPMI concepts, acting as agents of change. Concepts of leadership and followership will be covered in the context of managing change and ensuring that attendees feel like they can, and should, actively participate in the development of innovative practice models and the formalization of core pharmacy services that should be consistently provided for the benefit of all the patients we serve.
- Identify characteristics of current health-system pharmacy practice models that are most and least desired by new practitioners; further, describe the attitudes and opinions of new practitioners towards current practice.
- Name ways that new practitioners can become agents of change to push the practice model, and thusly the profession, forward.
- Describe the concepts of leadership and followership in order to develop a plan to incorporate PPMI concepts and recommendations into your pharmacy practice.
Speaker: John B. Hertig, PharmD, MS
The Road Less Traveled: Embarking on a Career in Academia
ACPE# 204-000-12-376-L04P | 1 Contact Hour | Knowledge-Based Activity
This session is ideal for either a new practitioner considering a career in academia or in the first three years of an academic appointment. Session content will provide insights into the life of an academician focusing on the expectations of the job, common challenges encountered, and tips for overcoming those challenges and balancing workload.
- Describe the general expectations of a clinical academician.
- Discuss common challenges encountered in academic positions.
- Identify strategies for successfully balancing workload and meeting expectations.
Speaker: Amie D. Brooks, PharmD, BCPS
Packaging Yourself for Success! Landing the Perfect Job in Today's Tough Job Market
ACPE# 204-000-12-378-L04P | 1 Contact Hour | Knowledge-Based Activity
In today's competitive job market, being a great practitioner isn't enough to get your foot in the door; you need to know how to package yourself to land an interview, impress your future employer, and ultimately secure the position you want. This session will review tips from seasoned practitioners and give you insight as to what employers look for when recruiting and how you best market yourself to be successful.
- Define the critical components for effective interviewing.
- Identify and discuss how to put together an effective marketing package.
- Analyze and assess the message you are sending out verbally, visually, and through written communication.
Speaker: Diane B. Ginsburg, MS, RPh, FASHP
The Art of Preparing for the Board Certification Exam: No Stress Equals Great Success
ACPE# 204-000-12-380-L04P | 1 Contact Hour | Knowledge-Based Activity
Preparing for Board Certification Exam in any of the pharmacy disciplines can seem exceedingly overwhelming and stressful. However, taking a structured and methodical approach to studying for the exam can not only lead to reduced stress but provide a method for professional development which can actually be a rewarding process. Preparation is not a sprint but a marathon. This program will review methodologies / philosophies / practices to best prepare, both from an educational perspective and a mental-readiness standpoint.
- Review the background and major domains covered for the BCPS exam.
- Provide specific pointers and clinical pearls in preparing for each of the domains.
- Develop educational tools and methodologies for preparing for the exam.
Speaker: Robert Lee Page, II, PharmD, MSPH, FASHP
Crimes Against Pharmacy - The Ineffective Preceptor
ACPE# 204-000-12-382-L04P | 1 Contact Hour | Knowledge-Based Activity
Precepting students and residents requires more than just a pharmacy license, residency training and practice experience. Judge Kelly Smith administers sentences of skill-building, improvement and self awareness to America’s Most Wanted Ineffective Preceptors.
- Identify areas of precepting in which new practitioners commonly struggle.
- Delineate unique considerations for precepting pharmacy residents and students.
- Develop strategies to overcome challenging precepting situations.
Speaker: Kelly M. Smith, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FCCP
EMBODIED CHANGE: Being an Agent of Change Starts with 'Being'
ACPE# 204-000-12-384-L04P | 1 Contact Hour | Knowledge-Based Activity
It is human nature to be in a constant state of change, and the practice of health-system pharmacy is no different. Who we are being (what we embody) has a direct impact on how we manage our work, our relationships, and our lives. This session will explore how we all have the ability to create significant change in the world – in our workplace and in our personal lives – and how it’s less about what you do and more with who you are being.
- Explain what embodiment is and why it is essential in creating and sustaining the impact both in the workplace and in your personal life.
- Describe embodiment in this context and how it is connected to becoming an agent of change.
- Name tools and ideas for how you can access and utilize embodiment in order to make change.
- Describe one thing you are committed to embodying in context of a change you would like to see in your current working environment or life.
Speaker: Carey Baker, CPCC