Michael Wolcott Awarded for Presentation at Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium in Italy
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Michael Wolcott, clinical assistant professor from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and UNC School of Dentistry, won Best Oral Presentation for Educational Frameworks at the Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium in Prato, Italy.
Wolcott works in both the School of Pharmacy’s Division of Practical Advancement and Clinical Education and the School of Dentistry’s Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences.
The Monash symposium is held in Italy every two years in July and features presentations on various topics within pharmacy education. His research presentation focused on his work with preceptors (pharmacists who serve as mentors or instructors in a clinical setting for pharmacy students) and their job development.
“The goal was to really distinguish what it is that people do in a clinical setting, in terms of how they teach,” he said.
The research team conducted a job analysis and created an extensive list of the tasks preceptors would potentially complete on a daily basis. The survey made it possible to identify some of the most common and/or critical job roles.
Going forward, Wolcott said he would like to use some of the information from the study to further professional development for preceptors and identify what skills would be most important for them to know.
January 23, 2023