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The PATIENTS Professors Academy

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University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Jun 2, 2024

The PATIENTS Professors Academy is a 5-week online training program that prepares participants to learn about patient-centered practices within their work and communities. It is an opportunity to interact with and learn from a diverse population about how to engage communities in research. A focus is on populations most impacted by health inequity.

Learning objectives:

  • Be able to represent, teach, and apply the 10-Step Engagement Framework in working with clinical researchers
  • Demonstrate the value of patient-centered outcomes research through evidence-based engagement strategies
  • Find, learn about, and create ways for patients and communities to share their voice and concerns in clinical research
  • Support patients, community members, and researchers in creating a common language to address community concerns in research
  • Bridge gaps, understand unique perspectives, and identify common goals of patients and researchers
  • Exercise cultural humility to create mutually beneficial research partnerships
  • Gain the tools to understand research design and protocols applied within their communities


  • A one-hour weekly online interactive seminar taking place in the evening
  • Write a weekly reflection and read the reflections of other participants
  • Recommended essential readings
  • Round tables and discussion panels

The program is designed for a national audience of patients, caregivers, community leaders, patient advocates, researchers, healthcare workers, pharmaceutical workers, and government employees.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The program is provided at no cost to participants.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · Health workforce education and training · Research methods and resources

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