Collaborative Education Institute (CEI) Website Launched!

The Collaborative Education Institute (CEI) is a continuing pharmacy education provider developing and delivering professional and educational opportunities for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists. CEI has been developed as part of a collaborative effort between Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and the Iowa Pharmacy Association, focused on the advancement of pharmacy practice and the enhancement the quality of pharmaceutical care provided to patients.

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, located in Des Moines, Iowa, contributes a strong national presence in entrepreneurial leadership and disease state management, resources and renowned clinicians and faculty. The University Of Iowa College Of Pharmacy brings strong research and educational capabilities, resources and nationally renowned pharmacy and health science faculty. The Iowa Pharmacy Association is housed with a premiere state, membership-based organization that has successfully spearheaded continuing education endeavors and practice change initiatives, both in-state and nationally.  “This partnership brings together the strengths of three organizations to further advance continuing pharmacy education and continuing professional development by ensuring the highest quality educational programming for pharmacists and other health care providers locally, regionally and nationally,” says Jennifer Moulton, Senior Vice President of Educational Affairs for the Iowa Pharmacy Association. 

CEI is committed to the concept of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for pharmacy professionals and educators. CPD is a self-directed, ongoing, systematic and outcomes focused approach to learning and professional development. Pharmacists and health care professionals who adopt this philosophy will:

  • Reflect on their practice, assessing and identifying professional learning needs and opportunities
  • Develop and implement a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate learning outcome

The launch of this web site is the first step in establishing CEI's ability to foster this learning process. Ultimately, this site will contain a variety of tools to assist pharmacists, technicians and educators in optimizing learning outcomes to truly enhance your pharmacy practice.

CEI has also developed a set of modules focused on the professional development of preceptors.  Pharmacists serving as preceptors play an increasingly key role in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.  Under new ACPE accreditation guidelines, new preceptors will be required to complete mandatory training prior to accepting students.  To meet this requirement, Drake University and University of Iowa preceptors will be asked to participate in 4-30 minute modules addressing topics that include providing experiential students with constructive feedback, developing a site, and the role of the preceptor.    Upon completion, preceptors will receive .2 CEU.

For more information, visit the CEI website at or call the Iowa Pharmacy Association at 515.270.0713.

July 17, 2015
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of Experiential Education Cheryl Clarke, PH’86, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
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