NMA: Nonprescription Medicines Academy

Schwanda Flowers

Current Academic Appointment

  • Assistant Dean for Experiential Education
  • Assistant Professor - Pharmacy Practice
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy (since 2005)

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
  • Immunization Certification, Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy

Instructional Area

Patient Assessment and Application (required):

  • Course Co-Coordinator: 2009-present

Advanced OTC (elective):

  • Lecturer for the following topics: Medication History; Patient Counseling; Immunizations

Dispensing (required):

  • Lecturer for the following topics: Communicating with Patients (lecture and lab)

Career Orientation(required):

  • Lecturer for the following topics: Med History and Point of Care (lecture and lab)

Leadership and Entrepreneurship(elective):

  • Course Coordinator 2008-present

Teaching Innovations

Development of Leadership course and co-developer of student leadership program for COP students

  • Incorporated documentation of self-care via SOAP notes
  • Introduced recitation periods for case review
  • Developed OSCE exam format

Research (Focused / integrated with OTC-Self Care)

Publications

  • Hastings J, Flowers S, Pace A, Spadaro D, Experience with an Objective Standardized Clinical Exam (OSCE) in an Advanced Non-Prescription Medication Course, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, August 2010: 47(6) Article 98
  • Pace A, Flowers S, Hastings J, Community pharmacists’ opinions on immunizations, accepted by Journal of Pharmacy Practice, May 2010
  • Eiland L, Flowers S, et al, "A Comparative Study of Student and Faculty Perspectives Regarding Career Opportunities in Pharmacy Academia", Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, February 2010, 2 (2010) 39-51. www.sciencedirect.com
  • NMA White paper in AJPE
  • Flowers S, Vanderbush R, Hastings J. Effectiveness of Web-based Learning Vignettes to Extend Student Learning in Advanced Community Practice Clerkships, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, April 2010: 74(3) Article 39
  • Soltis D, Flowers S, Using Patient Care Services to Expand Experiential Opportunities, accepted by Journal of Pharmacy Practice, December 2010
  • Hastings J, Flowers S, Results of combining an elective clerkship in self-care with a required advanced community practice clerkship, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, December 2006: 70(6) Article 144
  • Stowe C D, O'Brien C, Warmack T S, Flowers S, Gardner S, Development and Implementation of the Multiple Mini-Interview in the Pharmacy Admission Process, submitted to American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, June 2010

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Flowers S,”OTC Product: Cleanoz MB002 Nasal Aspirator Kit for babies”, Pharmacy Today, May 2009: 15(5):19

Poster Presentations:

  • Impact of training student pharmacists on an electronic platform to document MTM encounters, , Pace A, Flowers S. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacists, Austin, TX, October 2010.
  • Impact Of Using Nonprescription Products In Nonprescription Medicine Elective Recitation, Flowers S, Pace A, and Hastings J. Presented at the Non-Prescription Medicines Academy Annual Meeting , Cinicinnatti OH, September 2010
  • Comparison of Preferred Incentives, Motivation and Satisfaction of Community and Institutional APPE Preceptors in Arkansas, Flowers S, Neill K, Spadaro D.
    Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Seattle WA, July 2010
  • Preferred Communication Methods among Pharmacy Students, O’Brien C, Flowers S, Payakachat N, Stowe C. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Seattle WA, July 2010
  • Tobacco Taxes and Pharmacy Involvement in Tobacco Cessation: Products and Counseling. Lute M, Pace A, Flowers S. Presented at APhA annual meeting, Washington D.C., March 2010. J Am Pharm Ass 2010:50(2):304
  • Impact of Advanced Pharmacy Practice students providing live drug therapy or patient centered care Continuing Education to Arkansas pharmacists, Flowers S, Pace A, and Hastings J. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, MA July 2009
  • Determining Motivation and Overall Satisfaction of Arkansas APPE Preceptors, Flowers S, Pace A, and Hastings J. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, MA July 2009
  • Comparison of Responses to Employer and Graduating Senior Surveys,
    O’Brien C, PharmD, Flowers S, PharmD, and Stowe C, PharmD. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, MA July 2009
  • The impact a political advocacy course can have on student pharmacists level of advocacy, Pace A, Flowers S, APhA annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 2009. J Am Pharm Ass 2009:49(2):288
  • Improving Community Pharmacy Residents teaching skills by utilizing the residents in recitation for a non-prescription medications course, Hastings J, Flowers S, Pace A, APhA annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 2009. J Am Pharm Ass 2009:49(2):320
  • The Effect of Marketing pharmacy compounding services on prescription volume and gross profit margin, Rutledge D, Flowers S, APhA annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 2009. J Am Pharm Ass 2009:49(2)
  • Effect of Pharmacists and Student Pharmacists as providers of immunizations on the total number of influenza vaccines administered in Arkansas, Crumbaugh E, Flowers S, APhA annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 2009. J Am Pharm Ass 2009:49(2)
  • Arkansas pharmacists’ attitudes on providing immunizations in community pharmacies, Pace A, Flowers S, Hastings J. APhA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 2009. J Am Pharm Ass 2009:49(2):300
  • An interview objective structured clinical examination (OSCE): Multiple mini-interview (MMI). Stowe CD, Flowers S, Warmack TS, O’Brien CE, Gardner SF American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2008. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2008;72(3):72
  • Evaluation of Barriers to Healthcare in Participants of a Community Health Screening, Crumbaugh E, Flowers S. APhA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA March 2008. J Am Pharm Ass 2009

Media Appearances

Professional Organization Involvement

  • American Pharmaceutical Association
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • National Community Pharmacists Association
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Nonprescription Medicines Academy
  • Arkansas Pharmacists Association
  • Rho Chi
  • Phi Lambda Sigma

Areas of Expertise

  • Experiential Education, Nonprescription medicines, Medication Therapy Management, Entrepreneurship

Honors and Awards

  • 2nd Place 2007 UAMS Teaching Scholars Health Professions Educational Research Poster - Evaluation of Internet-based Computer-aided-learning for Augmented Training within Fourth Year Community Clinical Clerkships, Ross E. Vanderbush, PharmD; Schwanda K. Flowers, PharmD; Jan K. Hastings, PharmD; Donna West, PhD

Practice Site

  • Academia/Community Pharmacy
  • Residency Program Director, Community Pharmacy Residency-UAMS/Kroger Pharmacy

Years Attending NMA

  • Since 2006