Remediation

General Resources


Peer Support Group

One of the supporting resources for remedial candidates is access to a Peer Support Group. This group is comprised of two education minded pharmacists and a staff resource. Generally each remedial candidate is provided a 45-minute session with the Peer Support Group.

At these meetings, support is provided to help the remedial candidate develop an education action plan, set a target date for reassessment, and discuss any issues which may be preventing the individual from participating in remedial activities and ultimately achieving success in the Peer Review assessment.

Peer Support Group is generally offered three times per year at the College.

Role of the Peer Support Group

  • To ensure the candidate understands the importance of continual professional development as a responsibility of being a health care provider
  • To provide support and encouragement regarding the candidate’s ability to successfully remediate
  • To assist the candidate in articulating his/her learning needs and guide them towards appropriate learning opportunities

There is no charge for attending or participating in this meeting. However, you will not be reimbursed for any expenses you incur.

Peer Support Group Invitation

Currently on hold.


Professional Development Workshop

The Professional Development Workshop is a shared learning workshop conducted by the Ontario College of Pharmacists and the Standardized Patient Program of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Research in Education. It is intended to promote a better understanding of the learning process and skills needed to provide pharmaceutical care.

The Workshop is divided into two sessions: (1) Clinical Knowledge and (2) Communication Skills through Standardized Patient Interactions. Both sessions will include small group interaction with colleagues and facilitators to provide an opportunity to learn from peers. Candidates are strongly urged to register for the complete workshop if they are seeking to upgrade their skills in both the Clinical Knowledge and Standardized Patient Interaction components of the Quality Assurance Peer Review.

There is no charge for attending or participating in this meeting. However, you will not be reimbursed for any expenses you incur.

The Professional Development Workshop is generally offered twice a year at the College.

Currently on Hold. A previous recording of the Clinical Knowledge portion of the workshop is available at Clinical Knowledge Presentation


Resources — Clinical Knowledge

1. Clinical Knowledge Resource List

2. Professional Development Workshop (PDW)

3. Clinical Knowledge Assessment — Sample Questions

  • Login to My Learning
  • Your User Name is your OCP number
  • Your Password is your date of birth in the following format MMDDYY (use numbers only). For example, if your birth date is September 14, 1980 your password would be 091480. (Note: your password can be changed once you have logged in)
  • Click on Self-Assessment Tool and enter the Clinical Knowledge section. To access additional sample cases click on Previous Self-Assessments in the Tools section under the Self-Assessment Tab

4. Sample Assessment

  • A tutorial and sample exams are available to assist in preparations for clinical knowledge assessments. To access the online tutorial and sample exams:
  • Visit the CKA Tutorial Exam and Sample Exam
  • Follow the instructions to create a username and password. You may access the tutorial and sample account as often as you chose, simply return to the website and click "login" on the top menu bar.

Resources — Standardized Patient Interview

1. Communication Skills Resource List

2. Professional Development Workshop (PDW)

  • Part 2: Standardized Patient Interviews

3. Communicating with Patients — Case Scenarios

  • Login to My Learning
  • Your User Name is your OCP number
  • Your Password is your date of birth in the following format MMDDYY (use numbers only). For example, if your birth date is September 14, 1980 your password would be 091480. (Note: your password can be changed once you have logged in)
  • Click on the Self-Assessment Tool and enter the Communicating with Patients section

4. The Patient Interview CE and Checklist

5. The "10-Minute Patient Interview" Webcast

  • Register for a new account
  • Complete the information requested. This registration information is for your use only so that you will have access to the material. We do not have any means of tracking this information.
  • Remember your username and password so that you can access this presentation again in the future.
  • The video is password protected. The password is: ocpcpd

6. Optimizing Patient Care Modules

This module focuses on the many ways a pharmacist can apply the pharmaceutical care process to a variety of clinical situations to provide patients with individualized care plans that will optimize their medication experience.

To access, go to: http://cpd.pharmacy.utoronto.ca/opc/modules/modules.html

7. Chat, Check, Chart

The Chat, Check, and Chart (CCC) model is designed to help you expand patient care in your practice and adhere to the Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. It can be applied when assessing the appropriateness of new and refill prescriptions, prescribing with or without additional prescribing authority, and performing medication reviews.