Zoom links will be sent to students via email, closer to the date.

P-1 Student Orientation Schedule

  • Time
    Agenda
    8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.
    Zoom
    Dean’s Welcome and Associate Deans plus Faculty Introductions
    – Presented by Martin Zdanowicz, Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences
    – Students will be introduced to SPHS leadership and faculty
    8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
    Zoom
    Curriculum Overview
    – Presented by Gail Orum, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    – Students will be given a birds-eye view of the curriculum over the course of four years
    9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
    Break
    9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    Zoom
    IT Essentials
    – Presented by Daniel Zuvala, Danny Zamora, and Sandip Kumar, IT department
    – Students will be guided through the computer and software requirements that will be necessary to complete assignments and exams
    10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    Assessment | ExamSoft
    – Presented by Srikanth Kolluru, Associate Dean of Assessment and Faculty Development and Iris Patronite, Administrative Support Specialist
    – Students will receive information on assessment tools. A practice exam will also be administered.
    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    Closing and Q&A
    – Information for the weekend and Academic Prologue
    – Q&A with IT and staff

P-1 Academic Prologue Week Schedule

  • Time
    Agenda
    9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Zoom
    Prior Knowledge Assessment
    – This assessment includes basic mathematics, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and chemistry
    – It will serve to create a bridge between students’ prior knowledge and new material. No preparation required.
    – This assessment has no impact on grades
    11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Lunch Break
    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    Navigating Your P-1 Year
    – Presented by Gail Orum, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    – Students will be given tips for success in their first year of pharmacy school
  • Time
    Agenda
    9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Zoom
    Office of Experiential Education
    – Presented by the Office of Experiential Education Team
    – The Office of Experiential Education (OEE) will review the Pharmacy intern license procedure, Complio requirements, and expectations for PharmD students’ Experiential Education
    11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Professional Conferences and SPHS Committee Involvement
    11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Break
    1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    Study Skills Workshop
    – Presented by Neil Bert
    – Learn about the study skills that may benefit you in this pharmacy program.
  • Time
    Agenda
    9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
    Zoom
    Academic Integrity Case-based Session
    – Presented by Steve Casper, Henry E. Riggs Professor of Management
    10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Zoom
    Assessment Overview
    – Presented by Srikanth Kolluru, Associate Dean of Assessment and Faculty Development and Iris Patronite, Administrative Support Specialist
    – Students will be given information about programmatic assessment plan and student’s role
    11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Lunch Break
    1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Bldg. 121, Room 1110
    BLS Training
    – Presented by Life Saving Certified
    – Students will physically demonstrate knowledge and skills obtained through the online BLS training
    – Students will be emailed their exact check-in time that will fall within this time block
  • Time
    Agenda
    9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Zoom
    StrengthsFinder Overview and Team-Building
    – Presented by Melissa Scott, Associate Director of Career Services and Veronica Clairmont, Assistant Director of Student Affairs
    – Learn more about Gallup Strengthsfinder and using your individual talents to create successful teams. Students will meet in their assigned teams to discuss team expectations and develop a team contract.
    11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Student Organizations Overview
    11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
    Break
    11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
    Zoom
    “Lunch” with faculty advisors
    – Students will be in their assigned teams and meet with their faculty advisor
    – Students will have an opportunity to get to know their faculty advisor, ask questions and share their team expectations.