Faculty Spotlight

Tiffany Buckley, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Revolutionizing Medical Cannabis Education

We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on Dr. Tiffany Buckley, Course Manager of the Medical Cannabis program in the School of Pharmacy. With her unwavering passion for patient care and extensive expertise in pharmacology, Dr. Buckley is transforming the way we educate future healthcare professionals about medical cannabis.

In a recent interview, Dr. Buckley shared her deep love for being a clinician and working directly with patients. Recognizing the incredible impact of patient-provider collaboration, she emphasizes the importance of understanding individual needs and tailoring treatment options accordingly. Drawing on her wealth of experience, Dr. Buckley brings this invaluable perspective to her classroom, empowering her students to become compassionate and patient-centered practitioners.

When designing her groundbreaking course, Dr. Buckley collaborated with an exceptional instructional design team to develop innovative assignments mirroring real-world practice scenarios. Her vision was to equip students with the skills to navigate the complex landscape of the cannabis industry. Understanding the prevalence of unreliable information, Dr. Buckley prioritized teaching her students how to critically evaluate evidence, ensuring they could confidently differentiate between trustworthy sources and mere anecdotes.

Through a carefully scaffolded approach, Dr. Buckley guides her students through the five essential steps of evidence-based medicine. From patient assessment to formulating PICO questions, searching and appraising relevant literature, to ultimately applying evidence-based findings to develop robust treatment plans, her course progressively builds students' competence. The culmination of this comprehensive training allows students to independently assess patients and create evidence-based treatment strategies, seamlessly transitioning into real clinical practice.

Dr. Buckley's dedication to preparing her students for the ever-evolving field of medical cannabis is truly remarkable. By instilling in them a deep understanding of evidence-based medicine and the limitations of available research, she equips future healthcare professionals with the tools to provide optimal care to patients. Her commitment to excellence and her innovative teaching approach makes her an invaluable asset to our faculty and the future of healthcare.

Join us in celebrating Dr. Tiffany Buckley, an exceptional educator, and trailblazer in the field of medical cannabis education.

I really want to prepare students to be able to speak to all the evidence that is available behind cannabis and talk about the limitations of that evidence