Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Co-Curricular Mission & Vision

Consistent with the mission and vision of the College of Pharmacy and Long Island University, the vision of the co-curricular approach is for pharmacy students to develop and participate in public service such that they improve access to health services and care for a broad array of the culturally diverse population in New York City.  In doing so, students will be leading advocates, navigators and providers for the general public and will collaborate with other health professionals and members of the community to facilitate improved access to healthcare and address important health issues.

The 2016 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Guidance document, under Standards 4 and 12, establishes the need for a structured co-curriculum that complements and augments material learned in the didactic and experiential curriculum. These activities are opportunities, which students engage in outside of the classroom.


The Co-curricular LIU Pharmacy Learning Outcomes have been established to meet the following outcomes:

4.1. Self-awareness (Self-aware) – Examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth.

4.2. Leadership (Leader) - Demonstrate responsibility for creating and achieving shared goals, regardless of position.

4.3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Innovator) - Engage in innovative activities by using creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing professional goals.

4.4. Professionalism (Professional) - Exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers, and society.


Procedures

During the first month of the academic year, the CoC Committee leadership will conduct a mandatory meeting for each professional class to review requirements for the co-curriculum for that academic year occurring generally between September 1st  and May 1st.

Co-curricular requirements will be a combination of required activities and  elective activities. Elective activities provide the student with the ability to select activities and events that are aligned with their interests. Elective activities planned for the semester are listed on the Google Activities Calendar.

 Link to Google Calendar: https://goo.gl/R9a5yk

Table 1: CoC Requirements by Year

All activities will be approved by Co-Curriculum Committee leadership and by the Director of Co-Curriculum, and linked to established curricular outcomes (See Co-Curriculum Approval Forms for details).

Expectation: upload to COMP MS

Following completion of CoC activities, students will complete and upload an assessment based on their learning experiences to their portfolios in Comp MS. Students will track their progress by completing the Co-Curricular Checklist Card provided during the mandatory orientation meeting.  


Deadlines

All CoC activities must be completed and documented in Comp MS by May 1st. Students will be required to demonstrate growth and achievement of all CoC outcomes across the program.


Progression

Cases of failure to adequately complete the annual co-curricular requirements will be reviewed by the Co-Curriculum Committee and referred to the Office for Student and Academic Affairs for appropriate action.

 


Co-curricular Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know which professional organization to join?

The LIU Pharmacy Organization & Club Fair is a good way to explore available professional organizations.  The Fair is held every September of the new academic year. List of Professional Organizations

How many CoC activities am I required to complete as a P3?

Three activities: 1. Join a professional organization and attend at least half of the professional organizations meetings, 2. Attend a Professional Development Program (PDP), and 3. Participate in an elective activity

 

How many CoC activities do I have to complete as a P4?

Three activities: 1. Participate in an Educational or Direct Patient Care Outreach or a Legislative Advocacy event,   2. Attend a Professional Development Program (PDP), and 3. Participate in an elective activity

 

How many CoC activities do I have to complete as a P5?

Three activities: 1. Participate in an Educational or Direct Patient Care Outreach or a Legislative Advocacy event, 2. Attend a Professional Development Program (PDP), and 3. Participate in an elective activity

 

How many CoC activities do I have to complete as a P6?

Four activities: 1. Participate in an Educational or Direct Patient Care Outreach or a Legislative Advocacy event, 2. Attend a Continuing Education Program, 3. Attend a Continuing Education Program, 4.Participate in an elective activity

 

What is a PDP?

A PDP is a Professional Development Program. Student organizations invite guest to speak about different areas of pharmacy practice. Speakers may highlight professional skills and provide career path guidance and information. LIU Pharmacy has two common hours each week during which PDPs usually take place:

Tuesday 11-12

Thursday 11-12

On occasion, there are Special PDP programs at times other than these. A PDP is usually sponsored by a LIU Pharmacy professional organization.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM REQUEST FORM

 

What is an Elective Activity?

An elective activity is an activity that contributes to your professional growth and development.    Examples are Political Advocacy, Educational Outreach, Direct Patient Care Outreach, Fundraiser, Research, Leadership, Professional Training, Career Preparation, Other.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY OUTREACH REQUEST FORM

What is a Live CE?

A live CE could be an online webinar or a live CE presentation.

Elective Activity Examples

 

What do I need to do at the completion of an event?

Obtain a signature of an advisor or the student running the event on your Co-curricular Checklist Card.

 

What if my organization has an idea for a PDP or an outreach event how does my organization obtain approval?

Fill out the PDP or Outreach Event Approval forms at least 3 weeks prior to the planned event. The PDP approval form may be sent to PatrickCampbell@liu.edu and the outreach event approval form may be sent to Evangelina.BerriosColon@liu.edu.


CO-CURRICULUM CONTACT

For additional information or questions, please contact Evangelina Berrios-Colon, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, CACP, Director of Co-curricular & Community Affairs at   Evangelina.berrioscolon@liu.edu or Patrick Campbell, C0-Chair, Co-Curricular Committee & Director of Student & Professional Activities at Patrick.Campbell@liu.edu   or Brooke Fidler, PharmD, Co-Chair, Co-Curricular Committee at brooke.fidler@liu.edu


CONTACT

LIU Pharmacy
John M. Pezzuto, A.B., Ph.D.
Dean