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Dr. Kimberly Stultz Named Assistant Dean for Experiential Programs

Advocate for hands-on learning ready to transform pharmacy education

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Written by Brad Bobel on April 30, 2024

The CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is excited to welcome Kimberly Stultz, PharmD, as the new Assistant Dean for Experiential Programs. Dr. Stultz’s commitment to the transformative power of hands-on learning and her wealth of experience in developing experiential opportunities will ready clinical pharmacy students to deliver exceptional patient-centered care.

“Being able to develop and manage such opportunities at this level and impact a wider student community feels like a natural progression for me as it blends my interests in pharmacy practice with hands-on teaching,” Stultz said.

Experiential program team

Dr. Kimberly Stultz with her Experiential Program team members. (L-R) Dana Hammer, RPh, PhD; Debbie Gallegos, PharmD; Wes Nuffer, PharmD; Sarah King, Wendy Anderson, Cynthia Subia, Greg Lee, and Kimberly Stultz.

In her new role, Stultz brings over 13 years of expertise in designing and implementing experiential learning for pharmacy students. Her track record in cultivating strong partnerships with preceptors and sites is expected to broaden and enrich rotation experiences for CU Pharmacy students.

"Incoming students can look forward to immersive, real-world learning experiences that align with current pharmacy practice," Stultz said. "My goal is to ensure they leave well-prepared for successful pharmacy careers."

Stultz understands the importance of experiential work for pharmacy students and how it prepares students for success after graduating.

"Experiential work is vital for pharmacy students because it equips them with the practical skills and insights they'll need to improve patient health and become successful pharmacists,” Stultz said. “As an extension of learning in the classroom, experiential work is about learning by doing, which is invaluable.”

Her journey from teaching elementary students to serving as a community pharmacist for seven years, in addition to her roles in academia, including Director of Experiential Programs at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Florida, has prepared Stultz for this role.

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Stultz’s driving force behind her work revolves around preparing students and helping them become the best patient-centered pharmacist that they can become.

"My WHY is knowing that I'm part of shaping the next generation of pharmacists, helping our students become not just knowledgeable, but compassionate and dedicated to improving healthcare," Stultz said.

Driven by a commitment to cultivating an academic environment where aspiring pharmacists can flourish, Stultz believes in the pivotal role education plays in transforming pharmacy students into healthcare leaders of the future.

Stultz wants CU Pharmacy to continue be a leader in pharmacy education and elevate the standards of pharmaceutical healthcare.

“My hope is to inspire a love for continuous learning and growth as our students explore various pharmacy career paths available to them as Doctor of Pharmacy graduates,” Stultz said. “Together, we envision a future where the experiential program sets the benchmark for innovative experiential learning, shaping the pharmacists of tomorrow."

 

Learn more about the Pharmacy Experiential Program here

 

Topics: Faculty, Pharmacy

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