Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program

Tiffany Pon, PharmD, BCPS
Tiffany Pon, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Internal Medicine

Associate Professor
UCSF School of Pharmacy
Shannan Takhar, PharmD, BCACP
Shannan Takhar, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist, Transplant Specialty Clinic

Assistant Professor
UCSF School of Pharmacy


The UC Davis Health Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program (STLP) aims to prepare residents to become effective clinician-educators through development of a wide set of skills, including precepting, didactic teaching, small group teaching, assessment, interprofessional education, and public outreach.


  1. Effectively and efficiently execute preceptor roles when teaching students
  2. Provide effective medication and practice-related education to patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, students, and the public
  3. Develop and practice a philosophy of teaching
  4. Evolve teaching practices through ongoing reflection and solicitation of feedback
  5. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in teaching and precepting activities
Program Requirements

Monthly Teaching Workshops
Attend interactive seminars focused on building clinical teaching skills, creating positive learning climates, developing teaching philosophies, designing rotation experiences, and more

Experiential Education

  • Precept/Co-precept IPPE and APPE students on rotation
  • Design and develop rotation experience materials

Didactic Teaching

  • Develop and deliver a traditional didactic lecture (target audience may include student pharmacists, interprofessional healthcare providers, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians)
  • Provide a one-hour continuing pharmacist education (CPE) session
  • Provide health education to interprofessional healthcare providers (e.g. Family Medicine Interprofessional Collaborative Care series, Internal Medicine Intern Cohort lecture series, UC Davis School of Medicine activities, UCSF Interprofessional Education activities, etc.)

Small Group Teaching

  • UCSF Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • UCSF Applied Patient Care Skills Lab sessions
  • UCDH SPLICE activities
  • APPE student orientation activities (e.g. anticoagulation education training)

Public Education/Outreach
Provide health education to the public through community outreach events

Teaching Portfolio
Develop and maintain a teaching portfolio, teaching philosophy, and evaluation strategy