Pharmacy School’s Innovative Professor Joins Accreditation Council

A leading pharmacy school is in the news again after announcements of plans for their associate dean of student affairs to join a pharmacy school accreditation organization.

The University of Maryland announced that Robert Beardsley, who has been a faculty member since 1977 and was promoted to professor in the early 90’s, will serve as the president of the board of directors for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Professor Beardsley had the 6th edition of his book “Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice” published in December of last year, which was written to help students at pharmacy schools learn communication principles that will help them develop lasting relationships with patients.

Professor Beardsley has spend the last four decades working his way up from assistant professor to professor and still teaches at the pharmacy school. He also serves as the associate dean of student affairs and is the vice chair for education in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the pharmacy school. His new role will add to his already extensive history with the accreditation council, with which he has spent years travelling the country assisting with evaluation of accredited pharmacy school programs.

The University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing was recently in the news for winning a contract to help others in the medical industry learn how to include less accessible patients in their decision making processes. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, an organization that started because of the 2010 Affordable Healthcare act.

Beardsley is the recipient of multiple awards in the pharmacy school and education industries because of his innovative approach to academics for students studying the discipline. He is a Robert K Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award winner, helping his pharmacy school place at 9th on the World Report’s best schools list.

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