Dan Berlau, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
How many years have you been in the Pharmacy field?
I’ve been in the field for 5 years.
How many years have you worked at Regis University?
I’ve worked at Regis for 5 years.
What makes the Regis PharmD program the best in the west?
There are three things that we do really well for our students, 1) We have smaller class sizes, giving students more time with their professors, 2) our faculty is dedicated to teaching, not research – we work at Regis because we love to teach and we have a passion for it, and 3) our Team-Based Learning (TBL) is amazing and I truly believe it’s the best way to learn.
What do you love most about working at Regis as part of the PharmD program?
Most of all, I love my interactions with students. Because of TBL, I get to talk to them every day and I love to listen and help them understand.
Why should a student choose the Regis PharmD program over other competitors?
We are student centered. Our entire program is designed around creating the best student experience possible, rather than thinking of the students as an afterthought, which you may find at larger state schools.
What do you bring to the program that’s unique or influential?
I believe that students can really improve their confidence while in pharmacy school. I make it my personal mission to help each student feel more confident in their ability to be an amazing pharmacist.
Explain how your students have made an impact while in the program and after graduation.
One of the great things about Regis is our commitment to Jesuit values. We teach our students to help the underserved, which has led to countless service projects that have made a tremendous impact on the community.
What positive things have students said to you about the program?
One of the most telling comments I have repeatedly heard is that after TBL, it’s impossible to go back to lecture-based teaching. It’s like going back to fast food after eating at a fancy restaurant.
How would you articulate the difference you’re making in the medical profession?
As Jesuits, one of our main goals is to make better pharmacists and better people. We want our graduates to be knowledgeable and skillful, but also principled. We want them to be leaders in the field and act as examples to others of how pharmacists should be. By helping our students become more caring and compassionate pharmacists, we’re making health care a better place for patients.