11/12 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 E-NEWSLETTER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES RxeFILL this issue Community Pharmacy Residency Program Reaccreditation The American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) notified the college’s PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency program of its continued accreditation. The Community Pharmacy Residency program, a collaboration between the college and Kroger Company, is committed to developing wellrounded clinicians who are able to provide advanced practice services in a variety of clinical settings. Eight residents have completed the residency program to date and gone on to success in their careers. The program equips residents to provide services to diverse patient populations, collaborate as part of an integrated team, teach pharmacy students, develop and provide innovative services in the community setting and take an active role in advancing the practice of community pharmacy. Medical Missions P.2 Dr. Mary Borovicka at NFP P.2 Going Global: Partnerships P.3 Pranav Patel AMCP Poster P.4 Pharmacy student leaders participate in the C.O.P.E challenge course at Camp Miakonda. Student Leadership Retreat The Fourth Annual Student Leadership Retreat was held at Camp Miakonda in Toledo, with a focus on two areas of development: leadership and team building. Forty College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students, active in College and University organizations, participated in the daylong program. The retreat was sponsored by Walmart and Sam’s Club Pharmacies. The morning session was a workshop facilitated by Andrew Wiser, a Consultant in Global Leadership Development at Walmart. Students had previously completed the Birkman Method Questionnaire, and each student was presented a copy of his or her own results and analysis. Mr. Wiser led a lively and interactive discussion of the questionnaire analysis, allowing each student to better understand his or her own interpersonal style and how that might affect leadership performance. Following a lunch with Dean Early and the college’s student organization faculty and staff advisers, the Phi Lambda Sigma induction of eleven new members was held, giving retreat participants an opportunity to see how effective leadership is valued in the College and in the profession. In the afternoon, all students participated in an outdoor challenge course at the Camp called C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience). This series of outdoor physical exercises focused on team building. “I am excited about this unique opportunity we provide to our students who are aspiring to be effective leaders, said Dr. Christine Hinko, associate dean of Student Affairs for the college. “Understanding their own leadership styles through Birkman Method Analysis gives students one tool they can use to improve interpersonal interactions in their organizations, in the College, and eventually in their profession.” Dr. Hinko adds that by working with fellow student leaders to solve outdoor challenges in the C.O.P.E. course, participants learn to use their individual strengths to the betterment of the team, another skill that is vital in their professional development. For videos of one of the problem-solving activities in which the student teams participated on the C.O.P.E. course, see the problem and the solution.