In this episode, I’ll discuss PGY-1 Learning Activities and the 6 levels of Bloom’s Learning Taxonomy.
ASHP accreditation standards mandate that :
Learning activities are developed at the cognitive learning level (Bloom’s Taxonomy) associated with the objective.
The 6 levels of cognitive learning according to Bloom’s are:
Level 1: Remembering
Level 2: Understanding
Level 3: Applying
Level 4: Analyzing
Level 5: Evaluating
Level 6: Creating
ASHP separate the levels into two categories. The first category is “knowing” and it refers to levels 1 and 2. The remaining levels are grouped into the category of “doing.”
When designing a PGY-1 residency learning experience, focus on making the majority of the learning activities related to “doing.” It is these higher levels of applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating where a resident should be learning at the majority of the time to get the best experience out of the residency. The lower levels of remembering and understanding serve as foundational expectations and are areas where the resident can be expected to independently study outside of the limited rotation hours.
In this way, the residency learning experience will be focused on contributing to the development of the resident’s professional competence and skill as a practicing clinical pharmacist.
Members of my Hospital Pharmacy Academy have access to my training material on designing and implementing a PGY-1 Learning Experience, as well as many other resources for preceptor development and to enhance your resident’s learning experience. To get immediate access, go to pharmacyjoe.com/academy. If you are interested in the Academy as a preceptor development solution for your hospital, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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