APhA2019 MTR of Residency Accreditation – Learning and Practicing Skills in Quality Improvement

This offering will take place at APhA2019 on Saturday, March 23, 2019 (7am - 9am)  in Seattle, WA. 

Activity Preview

APhA MTR of Residency Accreditation – Learning and Practicing Skills in Quality Improvement includes a self-study and a live seminar component.  This program is designed for participants who have a PGY1 community pharmacy practice residency program that is either preparing for reaccreditation or is in candidate status for accreditation with a resident currently in the program.

*The complete online APhA MTR – 10-hour program is not required for participation in this program.*

Self-study Component

Description - The online program provides the opportunity for participants to learn and practice techniques for effective quality improvement of community-based residency programs. Through a review of concepts and requirements specified in the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency accreditation standard, combined with case examples, exercises and application of tools and resources participants learn the background for the application of strategies in the review and assessment of materials from their program.

Learning Objectives -

At the end of this application based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate core learning experiences and areas of competency area training within the core experiences through the use of case examples.
  2. List required elements of learning experience descriptions.
  3. Describe effective strategies for learning experience description development and use.
  4. Discuss examples of effective strategies for resident self-evaluation and preceptor evaluation of the resident.
  5. Explain the use of criteria-based tools for the evaluation of residency program materials and products.
  6. Employ criteria-based tools to systematically and critically review and evaluate provided examples of materials.

Self-study initial release date: January 2, 2018

Self-study expiration date: January 2, 2021 - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE

Live Seminar Component 

Description: This session is a live continuation of the 2-hour on-line APhA MTR focusing on quality improvement. This session provides participants with an opportunity to practice and practically apply tools and methods to effectively critique, assess and improve materials and products from their programs. Using a moderated/facilitated table discussion format, participants will engage in four – 30-minute discussion/application sessions selected from the following areas:

- Learning Experience Descriptions
- Resident self-evaluation
- Preceptor evaluation of residents
- Resident development plans
- Services at home-base location
- Patient care service training of the resident
- Evaluating, qualifying, and developing preceptors

In the session, table moderators/facilitators will review the components of the criteria-based tools and engage participants in a discussion on the specific tool on a provided example and on each participant's material from their program. Participants must complete the 2-hour online APhA MTR on quality improvement before attending the session. Additionally, participants will be required to pre-select, in advance of the program, the specific discussion topics they would like to participate. Participants will be instructed based upon their selections of specific materials from their program that will be required for use during the session.

Learning Objectives - 

At the end of this application based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the use of a specific criteria-based tool, the origin of the criteria, and the application of the criteria as an effective strategy for quality improvement in your community-based residency program.
  2. Demonstrate the use of a criteria-based tool in the evaluation of a provided example of materials from a community-based pharmacy residency program.
  3. Demonstrate use and application of the criteria-based tool in the evaluation of the participant’s program materials.
  4. Analyze findings from evaluation of participant’s program materials identifying specific deficiencies and other areas for quality improvement.
  5. Design specific action steps that can be used to address identified deficiencies or other areas of quality improvement.

Live seminar initial release date: March 23, 2019

Live seminar expiration date: XXXX - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE

Activity Type: Application-based

Target Audience: Participants who are preparing to undergo a community pharmacy residency accreditation/reaccreditation visit

Learning Level: Level 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The self-study component of APhA MTR of Residency Accreditation – Learning and Practicing Skills in Quality Improvement is approved for 2.0 hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. The live seminar component is approved for 2.0 hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers for this activity are 0202-0000-18-124-H04-P and 0202-0000-19-XXX-L04-P.  To obtain credit, participants must complete the self-study prerequisite, attend the live seminar, complete the evaluation questions, and CLAIM credit. Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.  

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests.  This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and assessment.


"APhA MTR of Residency Accreditation – Learning and Practicing Skills in Quality Improvement" is a live program for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.


James Owen, Bpharm, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Vice President, Practice and Science Affairs, American Pharmacists Association, Washington, DC

William Miller, PharmD, MSC, FASHP, FCCP, Professor Emeritus, Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, Iowa   


James Owen, Bpharm, PharmD, BCPS; William Miller, PharmD, MSC, FASHP, FCCP; and APhA's editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For complete APhA staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.

Activity Fee

There is a $98.00 fee for APhA members and a $149 fee for nonmembers to participate in this activity. Become an APhA member now and enroll at the member rate. Note - It will take approximately 24 hours for the member rate to be recognized after becoming a member.

System Requirements 

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website and view the System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Live Seminar: APhA2019

Date 3/23/2019 7:00:00 AM
Address Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St
City Seattle State Washington Zip Code 98101