To address the challenge of defining and achieving core pharmacist competencies for the expanding role of Wisconsin pharmacists, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin partnered with program directors and residents of PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residencies from across the street to form the PSW Competence Development Collaborative (CDC) in September 2014.
The group was modeled after the PSW Practice Advancement Leadership Team (PALT), formerly known as the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI), which was a collaborative effort by PSW and Wisconsin's administrative residents and program directors, initially formed in 2010 to advance the goals of PALT.
The PSW CDC engaged a new group of residents and program directors who have worked to establish three objectives:
1. To identify the essential skills pharmacists should posses to excel in contemporary practice through a literature review and survey of Wisconsin pharmacists.
2. To develop training based on best practices and expert consensus with trainable steps for each skill identified
3. To create a rubric-based evaluation tool for trainable skills to pilot in 2015-2016
The PSW CDC transformed into the PSW Adherence Competence Collaborative (PACC) in 2016.