JACQUELINE L. OLIN, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDCES, FASHP, FCCP, (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a professor of pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy and an inpatient clinical pharmacist at Novant Health System in Charlotte, North Carolina. She teaches and precepts students and residents in didactic and experiential settings. Previously, she was clinical faculty at Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in New Jersey for 9 years. Olin earned her Pharm.D. from Rutgers and completed a postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Olin has served ASHP in several capacities. She was the case writer for the ASHP Clinical Skills Competition in 2013 and served on the judging committee. She chaired the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners (SICP) Educational Steering Committee, and then served as director-at-large for SICP from 2015-2018. Additionally, she has presented at numerous ASHP Midyear Clinical and Summer meetings. She has published eight manuscripts in AJHP. She served as a North Carolina delegate in the ASHP House of Delegates. She has been and continues as a faculty co-advisor to student ASHP chapters (SSHP) at Rutgers and Wingate. Olin serves ASHP state affiliates by participating on the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) Educational Council since 2007 and is currently co-chair of the Convention Planning Project Team. Previously, she served as director of educational affairs for New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NJSHP) and was honored as NJSHP Pharmacist of the Year. Olin was recognized as an ASHP Fellow in 2014 and was awarded the ASHP Distinguished Service Award by the SICP in 2020.
What is your professional purpose? What are your hopes for the future of our profession? We are responsible for ensuring appropriate, safe, and effective medication use with an interprofessional team amidst competing challenges and priorities. Our tomorrow relies on student and resident learners having not just knowledge, but also a thorough understanding of professional attributes and responsibilities as a healthcare provider. Educators are focusing on how to best guide their learners towards development of necessary critical thinking skills to become responsible advocates for their patients and profession, all while maintaining resiliency with the ever changing modern health care environment.
Kudos to ASHP for launching the Section for Pharmacy Educators; a home to address the needs of members in dual practice and educational roles. We educators and preceptors are improving our skillsets to accommodate multiple learning styles. As demonstrated in this last unprecedented year, educational strategies sometimes have to be quickly adapted and our learners face challenges they need our support navigating. This Section allows us the opportunity to drive collaborative efforts for addressing issues faced by pharmacy educators.
I am honored and excited to be considered for chair of this Section. In this role, I hope to collaborate with our membership, pharmacy educators in other organizations and with stakeholders to help find effective ways to promote professional values and responsibility into our learners. Let’s keep working towards ensuring our students and residents have the knowledge, skills, and competencies and accountability to succeed in the future healthcare environment.