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Incorporating Students into the Pharmacy Workflow is a Course

Incorporating Students into the Pharmacy Workflow

Ended Aug 27, 2021
1.5 credits

Full course description


Please read this entire section if you decide to take this course.  It is a requirement for CE Credit.

Course Overview


This course is designed to identify ways to effectively incorporate students into the site workflow.  Numerous student activity examples are presented in the course.  These activities not only provide great educational opportunities for students, but also provide beneficial activities for institutions.  Strategies for increasing student engagement in the assigned site activities are also discussed.  The course concludes with lessons learned about ways to effectively assign student site activities.


Target Audience




Activity Accreditation                                                                         Type: Knowledge

ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
Credit Hours: 1.5 CE        
ACPE UAN: 0834-0000-18-048-H04-P                                                                                                                                  Expiration Date: 08/27/2021             Release Date: 08/27/2018




TAMHSC-CBHEC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


The Home study activity, “Incorporating Students into the Pharmacy Workflow” has been accredited for up to 1.5 contact hours of ACPE continuing pharmacy education.


 In order to receive credit, the activity must be successfully completed by doing the following: 1) reading the learning objectives and disclosures of planners and faculty; 2) completing the educational activity in its entirety, 3) evaluating the activity; and 4) completing the self-assessment instrument with a score of at least 70%.


CE credit will be submitted to the NABP-CPE Monitor within 30 days. It is recommended that you check your NABP CPE Monitor e-profile database 30 days after the completion of any CE activity to ensure that your credits are posted.


NABP e-PROFILE ID NUMBER: to receive credit for your participation in this activity, all pharmacists must include their NABP e-Profile ID number, along with their month and date of birth. If incorrect information is provided, this will result in "rejected" status from the CPE Monitor. It is the responsibility of the participant to notify Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy (within the 60 day submission timeframe) of their corrected information. Otherwise, the completed CE will not be accepted by the CPE Monitor.






Patrick Birney, PharmD, MS-Pharmacy Operations Manager


Houston Methodist Hospital l Houston, TX


Learning Objectives:  1) Identify opportunities to engage students in experiential practice activities that meet a patient care need.  2) Evaluate the operational impact of Pharmacy students in the Pharmacy workflow.  3) Develop a strategy to sell the benefit of expanding Pharmacy student programs to organizational leadership.


Speaker Bio

Dr. Birney has been an Operations Manager at Houston Methodist Hospital since January 2016.  He is a graduate of the Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration Residency at HMH, and began his career as a Pharmacy Manager at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida before re-joining the team in Houston.


Dr. Birney currently manages the Pharmacy team in several sterile and non-sterile compounding areas, as well as the repackaging operation and the Central Pharmacy distribution service. He also assists with technology implementation and optimization in various Pharmacy service lines, is a lead for the automated IV workflow system.


Faculty and Planner Disclosure - Policies and standards of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education require that faculty and planners for continuing pharmacy education activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices, or services may be discussed in the content of a CPE activity. Conflicts of interest are created when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CPE about products and/or services of commercial interest. Therefore, a conflict of interest form is obtained from all persons in control of CPE content. 


Patrick Birney, PharmD, MS has no relevant financial relationships to disclose


The Course Director and following participating Faculty Planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Course Director:


Asim Abu-Baker, PharmD

Clinical Professor for Pharmacy Practice
Associate Dean for Clinical and Professional Affairs
Interim Department Head of Pharmacy Practice
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX


Faculty Planners:


Delany Ivy, Pharm D
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville,TX

Charlotte Farris, Pharm D
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville,TX


Carolynn Mathews, B.S. Pharm
Director of Experiential Education
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville,TX


Off-Label Product Discussion


In accordance with ACPE Criteria for Quality, the audience is advised that authors in this CPE activity may include reference(s) to unlabeled, unapproved, or investigational uses of therapeutic agents or biomedical devices. The authors will inform the reader of when they discuss or reference an unapproved, unlabeled, or investigational use of a therapeutic agent or biomedical device.


University Disclosure


The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts are their own. This activity is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the names of The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy and Coastal Bend Health Education Center implies review of educational format, design and approach.  These materials may discuss use and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.


For technical or other issues, please contact:

Dr. Janice Meyer       Email:     Telephone: 979-458-2511

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