To be the leader in pharmacy professional development by providing exemplary educational programs that will ultimately result in enhanced patient health outcomes through the optimal development of medications and their safe/effective use.
The Mission of the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development is to develop, conduct and evaluate educational programs that meet the continuing professional development and lifelong learning needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians throughout the US, and pharmaceutical industry scientists worldwide.
The goals of the Division in support of this Mission are as follows:
- Support the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy’s mission to provide life-long learning opportunities for students, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmaceutical scientists;
- Provide educational programming that is timely, relevant, accessible and of clear value to the Division’s target audiences, paired with a highly positive customer service experience;
- Facilitate the engagement of the Division’s target audiences in continuing education and lifelong learning by assuming a leadership role in promoting the adoption of continuing professional development as a learning model;
- Promote the “Wisconsin Idea” by extending the knowledge, skills, and research outcomes as generated by the University to target audiences regardless of their geographic location;
- Develop and conduct accredited (e.g., Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) and non-accredited programs based on target audience needs;
- Apply adult education principles to the design of educational programs to include, but not limited to: assessment of learning needs; appropriate design (choice of technologies and learning methodologies to meet varied learning styles/needs); appropriate choice of content (knowledge, application, and/or practice-based); and appropriate assessment of program and individual learning outcomes;
- Create collaborative partnerships with third parties – to include but not limited to medical communication companies, professional associations, other health care professions, and other accredited and non-accredited providers – to help achieve goals in support of the Division’s Mission;
- Share the Division’s collective expertise in adult education principles and program planning and development by contributing to the literature of adult/continuing pharmacy professional development and by mentoring the next generation of professional development providers.