Craig D. Cox, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Vice Chair of Experiential Programs, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Lubbock, TX.

Susan S. Vos, PharmD, FAPhA

Clinical Associate Professor & Director of the Professional Experience Program, The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, Iowa USA

About the Conference


This program is designed to help teams of 3 to 5 pharmacy faculty members and administrators from a university work together to evaluate their experiential education program. Expert faculty will lead discussions and activities to assist you in developing and evaluating your experiential education program. Sessions will focus on the importance, assessment and best practice of experiential education. In addition, participants will be invited to present posters to allow faculty members in the region to present their experiences with experiential education.

About the Call for Abstracts for Posters



At the conclusion of the workshop, participants (teams/individuals) shall be able to:

  • Explain the importance of experiential education and its alignment with other curricular requirements.
  • Design the structure of the introductory and advanced experiential education experiences
  • Identify how to optimally prepare students, preceptors, and internship sites for experiential education
  • Create an effective evaluation and assessment policy for your experiential education program

Learning Objectives for 2018 - 2019 Workshops



Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks

Prof. Badr Aboul-Ela, Director, The Commission for Academic Accreditation, CAA
Prof. Ghaleb Al Refae, President, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, AAU
Mike Rouse, Director, International Services, ACPE
John Ressler, Director of Academic Programs and Professional Development, AACP


The Importance of Experiential Education: The Accreditation Perspective

Mike Rouse


Introduction to Team Times

John Ressler


Coffee Break


Plenary Session 1

Title: Why is Experiential Learning Critical to Contemporary Education?
Description: The first session will define experiential learning and provide insight into why it is significant in contemporary pharmacy education. The speaker will emphasize the importance of aligning experiential education with the curriculum utilizing curricular mapping and progression requirements.

Susan S. Vos, PharmD, FAPhA




Plenary Session 2

Title: What Do You Hope Learners Will Learn?
Description: During session two, the speaker will discuss learning outcomes in the experiential education curriculum; from identifying activities students complete to enable them to meet the learning outcomes, to developing an assessment process for these activities.

Craig D. Cox, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS


Team Time 1 (coffee available)


Day’s Wrap-Up and Questions




Plenary Session 3

Title: Who Are Your Partners? A Focus on Practice Sites, Preceptors, and Students
Description: Session three focuses upon a process for identifying and recruiting quality practice sites and preceptors. The speaker will address how to develop strategies for training and maintaining continued preceptor participation.

Susan S. Vos, PharmD, FAPhA


Coffee Break


Team Time 2




Plenary Session 4

Title: A Focus on Assessment and Strategic Planning. How Will You Know When You Have Achieved Your Vision?
Description: A discussion of quality improvement strategies used to evaluate program and individual performance will be the focus of session four. The importance of strategic planning for matching responsibilities with team member strengths and motivation will also be covered by the speaker. This session will lay the ground work for you to address over the coming year and our advanced 2019 workshop.

Craig D. Cox, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS


Team Time 3 (coffee available)


Closing Remarks and Wrap-up