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Carol Motycka - University of Florida. Jacksonville, FL, US

Carol Motycka

Clinical Professor/Assistant Dean | University of Florida

Jacksonville, FL, UNITED STATES

Carol Motycka's research interests include substance abuse, obesity and interprofessional education in pharmacy care.


Carol Motycka is a strong advocate of the profession of pharmacy and serves the profession through public relations events in her community and professional organizations where she has served in multiple capacities including Speaker of the House for the Florida Pharmacy Association and President of Duval County Pharmacy Association. She has completed a residence in ambulatory care and her research includes substance abuse, obesity and interprofessional education.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Weight Loss Management

Substance Use Disorders

Safe Storage of Medications

Articles (3)

A Virtual Community Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Response to COVID-19

Journal of Curriculum and Teaching

Robin Moorman Li, et al.


The response to COVID-19 created a need to evaluate options and develop innovative solutions to assure students progressed towards graduation. Creating both a Community Pharmacy APPE Test-Out Option and a Virtual Community Pharmacy APPE was a positive experience which provided a vital resource for students who were unable to complete the traditional Community Pharmacy APPE due to the pandemic.

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Recognizing opioid addiction and overdose: An interprofessional simulation for medical, nursing and pharmacy students

Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice

Eric F. Egelund, et al.


Health science students need to be prepared to recognize and treat opioid overdose. A high-fidelity opioid overdose simulation was created to assess use of team-based communication strategies and competence in behaviors of interprofessional health science students (medical, nursing and pharmacy). Measureable outcomes were 1) frequency and quality of team-based behaviors through video analysis and 2) care delays and patient harm experienced by the simulated patient through a checklist tool.

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Multistation Simulations and Deliberate Practice to Reinforce Huddle Behaviors in Interprofessional Student Teams

Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Jane Gannon, et al.


Communication gaps in health care systems occur because of different care priorities of health care professionals. Such gaps contribute to errors, a significant cause of death in the United States. Framed by Ericsson's Expertise Theory, 20 teams of interprofessional health science students rotated through four scenarios with built-in medication errors after exposure to TeamSTEPPSĀ® Essentials skills. Huddles improved in size and duration between rounds one and four. Huddle duration was inversely associated with care delays and patient harm. Attitudes toward teamwork improved significantly. Multistation simulations facilitate deliberate practice of skills, enabling student improvement over time in critical competencies.

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