P513: Medicinal chemistry: Course design, implementation, and student feedback
With the recent addition of an osteopathic school and veterinary school at Lincoln Memorial University, our chemistry program is largely populated by pre-professional students with an interest in medicine. Utilizing resources and knowledge gained from the 2012 cCWCS Medicinal Chemistry workshop hosted by The University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design, a one-semester course was developed for upperclassman majoring in chemistry and biology. By expanding our curriculum, we were able to successfully develop an interdisciplinary course that maintained student interest, encouraged analysis of scientific literature, and further prepared students for success in various graduate programs. An overview of our approach to this course will be presented with emphasis on how cCWCS workshop materials were adapted. We will further discuss the structure of our course syllabus, including student projects and presentations, the challenges confronted, and student feedback.