The goal of the Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate (CPRTC) Program is to provide an opportunity to enhance teaching skills through practical training and actual hands-on teaching experience both in the university setting as well as the clinical practice setting. A focus will be placed on both classroom and clinical practice teaching and precepting. The teaching certificate program should not be considered the equivalent of more in-depth training that can be attained with a post graduate year two (PGY2) residency or fellowship training. Rather, graduates of the program should feel comfortable with designing and implementing educational programs within the clinical practice environment, as well as gain adequate exposure to consider if a career in academia is desired. The Teaching Certificate is awarded to participants who successfully complete the program requirements.
The CPRTC Program is intended for PGY1, PGY2 pharmacy residents, fellows, and preceptors with an interest in classroom teaching, occasional lecturing and/or precepting of students. Participants do not have to be committed to a career path targeting full-time academia. New and seasoned practitioners/preceptors are also welcome to participate and must follow the same program requirements to earn a teaching certificate.