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Holt Macey

Ms.  Michelle  R.  Holt Macey

Director Experiential Program
Pharmacy Practice

Shelli Holt-Macey joined Wilkes University in 1998. Her background is in hospital pharmacy and management/leadership. She oversees the experiential program, which encompasses six Introductory courses for a total of over 300 hours, and over 1400 hours of Advanced experiences. Her professional interests include communication skills, health literacy, professionalism, and reflective learning. She has developed a partnership including a student exchange with the University of Huddersfield School of Pharmacy in the UK.

Education and Training

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, BS Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Selected Teaching

  • Experiential Teaching: Preceptor for APPE Elective in Academia, Course Coordinator for IPPE III and all APPEs, Co-Coordinator for IPPE II
  • Partnership with University of Huddersfield School of Pharmacy, UK
  • Teaching interests: communication skills, health literacy, reflective learning 

Selected Scholarship

  • Brown BA, Holt-Macey S. et al. (2015). “Developing the reflective practitioner: what. So what, now what.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 7(5): 705-715.
  • “The Impact of Clerkship Site Requirements on P4 Advanced Pharmacy Practice (APPE) Students from 2014-2015.” Kocon N, Holt-Macey S, Foote E. Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Washington DC, July 2015.
  • Foote EF, Roland BE, Gionfriddo M, Holt-Macey S. Comparison of Residency and Non-Residency Trained Preceptors in Community Practice APPEs. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2014;6;259-264.
  • Developing Reflective Practitioners Through Reflective Learning. Co-presented with Drs. K. Skau and B. Brown (University of Cincinnati), Dr. B. Brown (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Dr. E. Vogt (UCSF). The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting (July 14, 2013) Chicago, IL.
  • Assessment of an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) in a Prescriber Based Healthcare Setting.” Rampulla R, Holt-Macey M, Boyle K, Foote EF. Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), San Antonio TX, July, 2011.
  • “Pass/fail vs. Graded Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: Current Practices and Stakeholder Opinions”. Bohan KH, Holt-Macey M, Patel K, Trombetta DP, Welch AC. Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Seattle WA, July, 2010.
  • "Additions to an Existing Experiential Curriculum”. Wright EA, Holt-Macey M. Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Boston MA, July, 2009.

Selected Service

  • Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Past member – Resolutions Committee, Engagement Committee and Strategic Planning Committee
  • Member, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
  • Member, University Strategic Planning Committee
  • Member, School of Pharmacy Executive, Assessment, and Student Affairs Committees

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Wilkes University Academic Support Award
  • Past President of NEPSHP (Northeast PA Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • Rho Chi Honor Society 

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