The College of Pharmacy is pleased to recognize Brian Erstad, PharmD, MCCP, FCCP, FASHP, head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science for his nomination to the 2020-2021 NCICLE Pathways to Excellence Adaptation working group. The National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE) is composed of many key stakeholders in health care and education organizations committed to furthering the goal of creating effective clinical learning environments. This NCICLE collaborative activity is the development of an NCICLE interprofessional version of the ACGME Pathways to Excellence guidance document that member organizations and others may use as a resource with other NCICLE materials to create change within their communities.
Dr. Erstad has been both a pioneer in critical care pharmacy practice and a strong advocate for Board certification. He has served on the BPS Nuclear Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy Specialty Councils. He was also appointed as the founding chair and later became the first elected chair of the BPS Specialty Council on Critical Care Pharmacy. In addition, he recently completed his term as the president of the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CLINICAL PHARMACY.
“I would like to thank the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for nominating me to be a member of this prestigious working group,” expressed Dr. Erstad. “Part of my role on the working group is to provide input regarding the pharmacist’s role, interprofessional collaborative practice, education, and the principles required for an optimal clinical learning environment.”
Dr. Erstad started his work on the committee in December of 2020. The target document publication date is in December of 2021.
Congratulations, Dr. Erstad!