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CIPhER Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education & Research

Graduate Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy: Use and Format of Qualifying Exams

In keeping with policies resulting from COVID-19, this program will be only offered via Zoom.
12:00 pm -2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2021, Via Zoom
During this program, Directors throughout the Eshelman School of Pharmacy will share their experiences with the use of qualifying exams within their PhD programs through open discussion. This may include the purpose, structure, and intended outcomes of the qualifying exams, how the qualifying exams are assessed, and how the results of the qualifying exams impact the graduate student.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe experiences with qualifying exams within the PhD program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  2. Discuss potential modifications to practices relating to the use of qualifying exams within the PhD program
Target Audience:  This program is designed for Division Directors, faculty, staff, preceptors and fellows who support graduate education.
Registration:  For non-UNC affiliates, registration is $15.00.  (UNC Affiliates are considered to be faculty, staff, trainees, students, preceptors and residents who currently work for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or support its students.)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday, June 4, at 5 p.m.

Presenter Information
Beka Layton, PhD, Director of Professional Development Programs, Biological & Biomedical Sciences Program, UNC School of Medicine
As the Director of Professional Development Programs, Rebekah Layton is responsible for designing and evaluating Training Initiatives in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS) career development programs in support of 1000+ biological and biomedical science trainees. Dr. Layton is a graduate education researcher with a focus on career and professional development programs and outcomes for PhDs, working with such national collaborations as NIH Broadening Experiences in Graduate Training (NIH BEST), the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC), and the AAMC Graduate Research on Education and Training (GREAT) Group.
Michael Jarstfer, PhD, Assistant Dean for Graudate Education & Associste Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
As Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, Mike Jarstfer is the Director of Graduate Studies for Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD Program and in this role advances innovative approaches to enhance graduate training. The Jarstfer lab is interested in targeting telomere biology for aging disorders and cancer treatment strategies and exploring the mechanism of oxytocin in controlling social behavior.
Event FAQ
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Date: Jun 9, 2021 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Registration closes on Jun 04, 2021 05:00 PM

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Date: 06/09/21
Time: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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