Jennifer Ridings-Myhra is the assistant dean for experiential and professional affairs at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. In this capacity, she oversees the statewide experiential (internship) program. This particular responsibility involves the continuous quality management of 24 regional faculty members, approximately 500 entry-level Pharmacy students per year in introductory through advanced pharmacy practice experiences, and more than 1300 preceptor-faculty (preceptors), 1000 affiliated practice sites in six defined regions of the state, and approximately fifteen experiential courses.
In addition to directing the statewide experiential program, Ms. Ridings-Myhra also coordinates the Foundations of Professional Development course for third year pharmacy students, and facilitates discussion labs.
Among her other activities, Ms. Ridings-Myhra has served as the secretary to the Texas Pharmacy Congress since its inception in 1988,and facilitates the Texas Consortium on Experiential Programs. She also serves as a liaison from the college to local, state, and national pharmacy organizations. Her research and professional interests are focused in the areas of experiential learning, preceptor development, and facilitation.