Melissa S. Medina, Ed.D.
Melissa S. Medina is the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation at the College of Pharmacy and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences and at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. At Rutgers University in New Jersey, Melissa earned her bachelorís degree in experimental psychology and masterís and doctorate degree in educational psychology.
After teaching for three years at Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, Melissa joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in August 2000 and coordinates several teaching methods courses and teaching certificate programs for faculty, residents, and graduate and professional students nationally, across campus, and within the College of Pharmacy. She also serves as the Director of Preparing Future Faculty for the University of Oklahoma Graduate College where she coordinates a year-long teaching methods course for graduate students and post-docs. She is an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy serving in roles such as the Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee (2011-2012), inaugural Assessment SIG chair (2009-2011), the Womenís Faculty SIG Communications Chair (2010-2011), and a member of the Teaching Excellence Task Force (2009-2010).
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Teachers Seminar (2008, 2004)
- American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)
- American Associations of Colleges of Pharmacy Interim Meeting (2010, 2007)
- American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists Great Expectations Meeting (2006)
- National League for Nursing Summit (2006)
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Council of Faculties Innovations in Teaching Award for Team-Based Learning in an Endocrinology Course Across Two Campuses (2007)
- Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education dissertation proposal award for her work on using cases in teaching (2005)
- University of Oklahoma Teacher of the Year (2005)
- University of Oklahoma P4 Class Teacher of the Year (2007, 2008, 2009)
- University of Oklahoma Rho Chi Outstanding Faculty Award (2008)
- Phi Lambda Sigma at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy Outstanding Faculty Award (2001, 2002, 2005)
- Medina MS, Herring HR. PGY II advanced teaching certificate programs: Next steps for PGY II residents who completed a PGY I teaching certificate program. Am J Health-Sys Pharm 2011;68:2284-2286.
- Medina MS. Assessing students' motivation during advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Am J Health-Sys Pharm 2011;68:2230-2235.
- Piascik P, Pittenger A, Soltis R, Schwarz L, Medina MS, Bouldin A., Rose R, Scott S, Creekmore F, Hammer D. An evidence basis for assessing excellence in pharmacy teaching. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2011; 3(4): 238-248.
- Piascik P, Bouldin A, Schwarz L, Pittinger A, Medina MS, Rose R, Soltis R, Scott S, Creekmore F, Hammer D. Rewarding excellence in pharmacy teaching. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2011; 3(4): 249-254.
- Medina MS, Hammer D, Rose R, Scott S, Creekmore F, Pittenger A, Soltis R, Bouldin A, Schwarz L, Piascki P. Demonstrating excellence in pharmacy teaching through scholarship. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2011; 3(4): 255-259.
- Conway S, Medina MS, Letassy N, Britton ML. Assessment of Streams of Knowledge, Skill, and Attitude Development: A logical progression of curricular mapping. Am J Pharm Educ 2011; 75(5) Article 83.
- Medina MS, Herring H. Teaching during residency: Five steps to better lecturing skills. Am J Health-Sys Pharm, March 2011, 68; 382-387.
- Medina MS, Garrison GD, Brazeau GA. Finding time for faculty development. Am J Pharm Educ 2010, 74(10), Article 179.
- Hammer D, Medina MS, Pittenger A, Rose R, Creekmore F, Piascik P, Soltis R, Bouldin A, Schwarz L, Scott S. White paper on the recognition of teaching excellence. Am J Pharm Educ 2010, 74(9), Article 164.
- Medina MS, Williams VN, Fentem LR. The Development of an Education Grand Rounds Program at an Academic Health Center. Int J. Medical Education. 2010; 1:30-36.
- Medina MS. Using the 3 E's (Emphasis, Expectations, and Evaluation) to Structure Writing Objectives for Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Am J Health-Sys Pharm. 2010, 67, 516-21.
- Medina, M.S. Relationship between case question prompt format and the quality of responses. Am J Pharm Educ 2010, 74(2), Article 29.
- Davison AM, Medina MS, Ray NE. (2009). Are Preceptors Motivated and Ready to Receive Electronic Training? Pharmacy Practice (internet) 7(1): 47-53.
- Britton ML, Letassy N, Medina MS, Er N. A Curriculum Review and Mapping Process Supported by an Electronic Data Basing System. Am J Pharm Educ 2008, 72(5), Article 99.
- Letassy N, Fugate S, Medina MS, Stroup J, Britton M. Using Team-Based Learning in an Endocrine Module across Two Campuses. Am J Pharm Educ 2008, 72(5), Article 103.
- Medina MS, Stark JE, Vesta KS, Lockhart SL. Does a clinical pre-rotation workshop improve student performance on an acute care advanced pharmacy practice experience? Pharmacy Practice (internet), 2008, 6(4): 219-223.
- Medina MS. Using Rubrics to Assess Student Performance on Rotation. Am J Health-Sys Pharm 2008, 65(16): 1502-1506.
- Medina MS, Medina PJ, Wanzer D, Wilson J, Er N, Britton ML. Use of an Audience Response System (ARS) in a Dual Campus Classroom Environment. Am J Pharm Educ 2008, (72)2, Article 38.
- Medina MS. Providing feedback to enhance pharmacy students' performance. Am J Health-Sys Pharm. 2007, 64:2542-2545.
- Medina, M.S. (2006). Teaching self-concept and self-esteem in a clinical communications course. Am J Pharm