Friday, April 15, 2016

Kelly Jones, PharmD, Named 2016 South Carolina AHEC Educator of the Year Award

Kelly Jones, PharmD, BCPS is recognized as the 2016 South Carolina AHEC Educator of the Year. Dr. Jones is the Associate Professor of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He was nominated by the Continuing Professional Development staff of Pee Dee AHEC in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the continuing professional development of healthcare providers across South Carolina and beyond.

The South Carolina AHEC Outstanding Educator of the Year Award recognizes excellence in instructors of continuing education in the South Carolina AHEC system. The Outstanding Educator is selected based on their ability to present content in a practical, useful format that meets the needs and expectations of program participants while communicating the material enthusiastically. Educators must also successfully adapt presentations to address multiple learning styles. 
Dr. Jones has served the South Carolina AHEC in a myriad of ways for the past 25 years, including providing education for the region’s family medicine residents and medical, pharmacy, and nursing students. In addition, he routinely provides continuing education for practicing pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, advanced practice nurses, and rehab staff. He often leads sessions for Pee Dee AHEC’s APRN Monthly Meeting series.

Several of Dr. Jones’ colleagues submitted letters of recommendation including Spencer Morris, PharmD, and President/Administrator of Southeastern Continuing Medical Education Consultants, LLC. Dr. Morris writes, “Kelly has developed a mastery of evidence-based, clinical instruction few other educators possess and it has served him well for over 25 years as an instructor of family physicians…He is a talented speaker and can engage the most stubborn of audiences when teaching about complicated clinical topics. He can easily shift from giving a presentation to hundreds of clinicians to one-on-one, bedside teaching at the point of care and never misses a beat! Kelly is my “go-to” instructor in my role as an accredited continuing pharmacy education provider.”

Deborah Hopla, DNP and Assistant Professor/Coordinator of the MSN/FNP Program at Francis Marion University writes, “It is my honor to nominate Dr. Kelly Jones for the Outstanding Educator Award…He consistently receives accolades from students for his dynamic teaching style and highly interactive class. Dr. Jones teaches evidence-based pharmacotherapeutics and assists students to realize that patients are more than their disease processes.”

Dr. Jones frequently lectures at the APRN Monthly Meetings conducted through the South Carolina AHEC SCHOOLS videoconferencing system. Many of his programs are also archived as SCHOOLS on-demand video programs. To see Dr. Jones in action and to register for these programs, go to www.scahec.net/schools.

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