Precept2Practice: Club “J” – Making Journal Clubs Fun and Effective

Precept2Practice: Club “J” – Making Journal Clubs Fun and Effective

Think journal clubs are a heavy lift? That they can’t be done in a small pharmacy environment? Worried that you don’t have enough statistical savvy? Listen to this episode and you’ll discover how journal clubs can be incorporated into just about any setting with some simple strategies. The value they bring is immense – NAPLEX preparation for graduating students, expanded clinical knowledge for the learner and staff, the development of confidence and communication skills in your students and residents, and much more.

In this episode, I talked with Dr. Valerie Coppenrath, a drug information guru and preceptor for both residents and students. She shares some background on the concept, and also provides us with some practical strategies for taking a more intentional approach to supporting our students and residents in their own professional identity journey. And who knows, maybe we’ll learn a little about ourselves along the way as well.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners should be able to:
1. Discuss the advantages and challenges with conducting a journal club in a range of pharmacy settings.
2. List strategies for effective journal club selection.
3. Describe strategies for overcoming barriers associated with setting up a successful journal club.

Dr. Kathy Schott, PhD
Vice President – Education Services

Valerie Coppenrath, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 

Dr. Kathy Schott and Dr. Coppenrath have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as education for Minnesota pharmacy preceptors.

This program has been reviewed by the Texas Consortium on Experiential Programs and has been designated as preceptor education and training for Texas preceptors. 

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable
Release Date: October 18, 2023
Planned Expiration Date: October 18, 2026

Copyright 2023, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.  

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-23-342-H99-P
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0h 30m

Topic Designator

Disease State/Drug Therapy



ACPE Topic

99 Other





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