On March 27, 2018, Dr. Shabaz Mohiuddin, Lecturer and Preceptor at Gulf Medical University, College of Pharmacy presented on ‘Best practices in experiential education’ as a part of the faculty development seminar at the College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Shabaz introduced the core components of experiential training, and discussed the importance of integrating all learning methodologies including experiential training to prepare pharmacy graduates: Team Ready, Practice Ready and Preceptor Ready.
The speaker explained the importance of ‘Backward course design’ during course development in experiential education. Quality assurance measures in the experiential education were also discussed with a focus on how the data shall be used in quality improvement. He also presented a draft strategic plan specific to experiential education at College of Pharmacy.
Dean Sherief Khalifa commented: “The faculty at the College of Pharmacy are taking steps towards improving the experiential training component of the PharmD program as it reflects on the overall quality of our graduates”.