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Take Two Pills and listen to this podcast: teaching and learning in health, medicine, and more! Our goal is to connect innovative teachers in health sciences and provide practical and inspirational teaching advice. If you are teaching or want to teach in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, psychology, nutrition, physical or occupational therapy, or other health sciences-Two Pills Podcast is for you! twopillspodcast@gmail.com twitter: @twopillspodcast
 
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Happy fall y’all! Two Pills Podcast is back from summer break and better than ever! Resources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5339583/ https://ep.bmj.com/content/105/4/236 Can you increase your confidence (intervals) in teaching biostatistics?! Oh, biostatistics. A subject that strikes fear into anyone studying for an exam that contai…
 
Two Pills Tip: Video Assignments! Having students create short, video content for online learning can increase STEM self‐efficacy (Campbell et al., 2020), and thus, making student content part of the course can be beneficial. Students are (generally) VERY comfortable creating videos-Snapchat, TikTok, Reels, etc Assign via link, immediately asks stu…
 
Two Pills Tip: Positives of Pandemic Teaching and Learning! Resources: https://news.cengage.com/higher-education/survey-about-half-of-faculty-are-more-positive-about-online-learning-today-than-pre-pandemic-and-expect-to-keep-new-teaching-techniques-and-digital-materials-in-place-post-pandemic/ Congratulations! Finished the semester and graduated an…
 
Interview with Gina Thomas! Gina brings more than 35 years of healthcare expertise to Nobis Rehabilitation Partners, LLC. Gina has held a number of clinical and leadership roles in non-profit acute care hospitals, for-profit, public, and private organizations. Prior to Nobis, Gina served as the Chief Development Officer at Lumere where she built th…
 
How are you preparing for the semester? Welcome to 2021! I hope you all had a great holiday! I ended up contracting Covid, so I have not been recording recently. Thankfully, my symptoms were mild and I am excited for the new year! I think many of us are cautiously optimistic and hopeful about what 2021 could bring. As we start January, consider thi…
 
Conquer your presentations with Canva! Resources: https://www.canva.com/learn/10-ways-to-take-your-lessons-to-the-next-level-with-canva/ https://practicaledtech.com/2020/01/07/ten-things-you-can-do-with-canva-in-your-classroom/ https://www.bespokeclassroom.com/blog/2017/7/29/op660qadw8b5uzt4tq28ws3ryljfik What is Canva? Web/app based platform Free,…
 
Interview with Dr. Vanessa Holtgrave, PsyD, MS Dr. Holtgrave is a professor of clinical and forensic psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of California. She has extensive experience in psychological assessment and diagnosis. She works closely with psychiatric medical professionals as part of a forensic team, provides consult…
 
Resources: https://teacheveryday.com/escape-room-in-the-classroom/ https://www.edtechteam.com/blog/2017/08/break-out-of-classroom/ https://sites.google.com/site/digitalbreakouttemplate/home Escape rooms are SO hot right now. I have seen diabetes escape rooms, gram positive infections escape rooms, and even interprofessional education escape rooms. …
 
Can we make teaching online more fun? Let’s talk about Post-its! We are all working on a transition to online teaching (or maybe you have already been teaching online)! How do you inspire students to brainstorm online? Can we go beyond message boards to something with more versatility? There are many ways to do this! Today, I am going to talk about…
 
Interview with Dr. Taylor Steuber! Dr. Taylor Steuber, PharmD, BCPS is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacy specialist with the UAB Division of Internal Medicine at Huntsville Hospital. Dr. Steuber joined HSOP in August, 2016. He earned his Pharm.D. from the University of Misso…
 
Diversity in Patient Cases! https://www.mededpublish.org/manuscripts/2705 https://www.aacp.org/article/diverse-universe https://libguides.massgeneral.org/c.php?g=650990&p=4565317 Summer has arrived and it’s a great time to update your patient cases! If you think about the patient cases that you use in class, how much diversity is incorporated into …
 
https://courseworks2.columbia.edu/courses/92710/pages/zoom-features-breakout-rooms http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspire/2020/04/17/facilitating-active-learning-with-zoom/ https://athelp.sfsu.edu/hc/en-us/articles/360029698994-Using-breakout-rooms Breakout! Hope everyone is wrapping up Spring semester and graduation! Since we have all switched to te…
 
Online teaching…am I doing this right? Resources: https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2017/11/15/peer-advice-instructors-teaching-online-first-time https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/03/12/how-to-teach-online-courses-coronavirus-response/ Hopefully, everyone has made it through the initial shock of a quick switch to online course delivery…
 
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-02-12-five-ways-to-make-peer-feedback-effective-in-your-classroom https://www.wwu.edu/teachinghandbook/evaluation_of_learning/peer_review.shtml https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3355282/ http://andrewmiesner.wp.drake.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/77/2014/06/Use-student-pharmacist-peer-feedback-during-a-jo…
 
Turns out, students enjoy throwing things. Especially at the instructor. One way to engage students is to *physically* engage them. I have done this with small groups of 10-12 up to 50+. One easy way is to bring them to call on students to answer questions during your discussion. Since my background is in infectious disease, I usually bring giant m…
 
Interview with Dr. Fagan and Dr. Fransisco! Dr. Susan C Fagan is Jowdy Professor of Pharmacy and Assistant Dean at the Augusta campus of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She is known nationally and internationally for her research in Stroke and was named “Distinguished Research Professor” at UGA in 2013. Currently the Interim Director…
 
Interview with Dr. LaDisa and Dr. Bartelme! Dr. LaDisa received her Pharm.D. (2001) from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO (2002). Since completing her residency, she has practiced as an inpatient clinical pharmacist and inpatient pharma…
 
New year, new active learning strategies! New year, new active learning! If you are reviewing your material to teach for spring semester, jazz it up! This is the time! Resources: https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/active-learning/ https://www.ajpe.org/doi/full/10.5688/ajpe759186 Active learning definitions: -Instructional activities involv…
 
Resources: https://teacheveryday.com/escape-room-in-the-classroom/ https://www.edtechteam.com/blog/2017/08/break-out-of-classroom/ https://sites.google.com/site/digitalbreakouttemplate/home Escape rooms are SO hot right now. I have seen diabetes escape rooms, gram positive infections escape rooms, and even interprofessional education escape rooms. …
 
Interview with Dr. Vanessa Holtgrave, PsyD, MS Dr. Holtgrave is a professor of clinical and forensic psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of California. She has extensive experience in psychological assessment and diagnosis. She works closely with psychiatric medical professionals as part of a forensic team, provides consult…
 
Fake It 'til You Make it... How to Teach Unfamiliar Topics! Help! How do I teach this unfamiliar topic?? Teaching what you don’t know. It seems to come up for all of us. Someone is sick, there are weather/transportation/scheduling issues, curricular changes, departures-for whatever reason, you have the exciting and often daunting task of teaching a…
 
Interview with Dr. Rita Olans! Rita Olans is a pediatric nurse practitioner who works as a NP hospitalist as well as a nursing professor in Boston, MA. When she isn't practicing and teaching, she thinking of other ways to knit together antimicrobial stewardship interventions into everything she does as she has a generation of children who are going…
 
This Two Pills Tip aims to help those oft-dreaded letters of recommendation become less of a burden! For a full transcription of today's episode visit www.twopillspodcast.com References: https://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/monica-v-golik-mahoney-pharmd-bcps-aq-id/2015/12/letters-of-recommendation-a-pharmacy-residency-programs-perspective http…
 
Interview with Dr. Greg Bohall! Dr. Greg Bohall, Psy.D., C.R.C., MAC, ICADC, CADC-II Dr. Greg Bohall earned his doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical forensic psychology in 2014 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Bohall is currently pursuing his licensure as a psychologist in the State of California. He is nationally and…
 
Dr. Abbie Lyden: Grew up in Indiana, graduated pharmacy school from Purdue University and completed a PGY1 residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. After finishing the residency she helped launch pharmacy services in the Emergency Department. In 2010, she made her way back to her midwestern homeland and joined the ED team at Northwester…
 
Two Pills Tips: You'll Thank Yourself for Self-Reflection! Preceptor Self ReflectionYou have finished with students/residents/learners! Or you’re almost there! While everything is fresh, this is the perfect time to reflect on your experience as a preceptor and consider changes for next year. You will likely receive formal evaluation feedback from s…
 
Interview with Dr. Milena McLaughlin! In her own words Dr. McLaughlin is: "Philadelphia transplant to the Midwest with no immunosuppression required! I attended the oldest pharmacy school in the country (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy) and then completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and an Infectious Dis…
 
Resources: https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/index.php/innovations/article/view/537 Read More: https://www.ajpe.org/doi/10.5688/aj7307132 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4584382/ Are you looking for a new form of active learning? Or do you want support for a form that you are already doing? Do you want your students to be more engaged, accounta…
 
VOLUME UP FOR SOME AWESOME CONTENT ON THIS EPISODE!!! Jeanne Frenzel, PharmD, PhD is an Associate Professor in the College of Health Professions at North Dakota State University. In her on words, Dr. Frenzel is a wife, mom, pharmacist, educator, scholar. Loves exploration and adventure. Serious about researching innovative pedagogies for teaching c…
 
Check out our crossover podcast episode with Queer Meducation! Queer Meducation is a platform to educate medical professionals and the public on LGTBQI and nonbinary healthcare. On our episode, KB and I discuss HIV meds then and now! Thanks to the host KB for such a fun episode! How do I motivate students to come to class prepared?? Resources: http…
 
Interview with Dr. Seena L. Haines, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA, FASHP, FCCP, FNAP, BC-ADM, CDE. Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice. The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. In her own words: In addition to being an aspiring yoga instructor, Dr. Seena Haines is a bit of a foodie who likes to travel. Her most recent travel advent…
 
Tips for the busy preceptor- teaching while balancing patient care! Resources: Embracing challenges of precepting: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4062747/ Managing your time as a preceptor: http://ushp.org/resources/Documents/Sebranek%20Evans_USHPMidwinter2018_2ppHandout_FINAL.PDF -Planning -My schedule is that I have three students a…
 
Dr. Heidi Eukel takes us through a number of fresh ideas on interactive learning and shares how to avoid pitfalls she encountered while experimenting with learning games the first time around. In her own words: "I’ve been a professor (ugh, that word makes me feel old and boring) at my alma mater since 2009. I have the COOLEST teaching job ever – I …
 
If you have worksheets, you can create an escape room! Resources: https://teacheveryday.com/escape-room-in-the-classroom/ https://www.edtechteam.com/blog/2017/08/break-out-of-classroom/ https://sites.google.com/site/digitalbreakouttemplate/home Escape rooms are SO hot right now. I have seen diabetes escape rooms, gram positive infections escape roo…
 
Dr. Angela Gomez has over twenty years of experience in the fields of continuing education, instructional design, performance improvement, coaching, mentoring, and project management. Angela's background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. in …
 
Resources: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8410 https://community.acue.org/blog/three-misconceptions-using-active-learning-stem/ https://news.aamc.org/medical-education/article/flipped-classrooms-scrapping-traditional-lectures-/ Episode Notes: “Universities were founded in Western Europe in 1050 and lecturing has been the predominant form of tea…
 
In his own words, "I laugh when I think back on my view of the world as a young man. I would describe my “purposeful academic journey” like this: Take a stick. Throw it into a stream. Watch where it ends up. I was a kid who thought that those who became valedictorians were just lucky. I barely got into pharmacy school and struggled once I got there…
 
Resources: https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/2013/04/ask-professor-pedagogy-holding-class-outside/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29425171 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29354083 Who: Small groups, such as experiential students on rotations What: We’ll do case discussions, SOAP notes, topic discussions, and evaluations outside. We have also done…
 
Dr. Elizabeth Skoy is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy. She has a strong passion for innovation in education and within community pharmacy and uses this passion to drive her service, teaching and research. Book Recommendations: -- Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for Coll…
 
Exam Wrappers aka Error Analysis Exercises Resources: https://www.duq.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/center-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-and-learning/exam-wrappers https://www.cmu.edu/teaching/designteach/teach/examwrappers/ https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/strategy-work-look-exam-wrappers/ https://teachingcommons…
 
Rachele Pojednic, PhD, EdM is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Simmons College and a former research fellow at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pojednic’s work has a specific focus on physical activity and nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of non-communicable chronic disease. She is also …
 
Two Pills Tips: Pecha Kucha Your Way Out of Boring Lectures! Resources: https://remixhumanities.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/pecha-kucha-in-the-classroom-tips-and-strategies-for-better-presentations/ http://www.pecha-kucha.org/what http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/challenging-the-presentation-paradigm-in-6-minutes-40-seconds-pecha-kucha/22807 http…
 
Questions? Comments? Recommend someone for an interview? Contact us twopillspodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @twopillspodcast! Highlights (full transcript at www.twopillspodcast.com): Meghan Jeffres graduated pharmacy school from University of Wyoming, PGY1 at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City Utah, PGY2 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in…
 
Resources: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/12/07/peds.2015-3679 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=24004439 This topic is a little different from our didactic-focused interventions. However, for those of us who participate in rounds or any experiential education in patient care, I think it is an important question. W…
 
Interview with Dr. Diana Rangaves! Dr. Diana Rangaves is a pharmacist, philanthropist, and ethics professor turned writer. An accomplished educator, award-winning teacher, and business professional, she uses her powers for good. Diana is a foster mom for PapHavenRescue.org and lives in California with her dogs and pasture pets, in their forever hom…
 
Cards Against Humanity/Apples to Apples Resources: http://www.techsavvyed.net/archives/3811 https://insidetheclassroomoutsidethebox.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/apples-to-apples-edu-style/ What: • Word association games • Shared goal by all players to complete a phrase by matching the dealer’s card to a card in their hand to earn points • Everyone has …
 
Hi! I’m Lauren and I wanted to thank you for checking out “Take Two Pills and listen to this podcast!” Each episode, we interview innovative educators in health, medicine, and more! You know that feeling when you go to a conference, take lots of notes, and come home inspired and ready to implement new ideas? Then, you get back to hundreds of emails…
 
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