Education and research are critical elements of the mission of the Medication Management Center. For students, the center teaches basics of disease state management and how to use technology to improve health outcomes. For pharmacists, the center provides support and training for those facing the difficult challenge of implementing innovative services in already busy environment.
- The Medication Management Center is a clinical rotation site for students in the PharmD program, offering them unique experience in medication therapy management that is not available in other settings.
- The center offers paid positions to prepharmacy and other students interested in pharmacy careers.
The Medication Management Center PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care is a 12-month training program offered by the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy at the Medication Management Center. The purpose of this program is to prepare the graduate for the role of an ambulatory care specialist, a clinical coordinator or an adjunct faculty member in an area of ambulatory care pharmacy, and specifically to be prepared to develop new financially sustainable ambulatory care services in one of these roles.
At the completion of residency training, residents should be able to:
- Establish or expand a collaborative interdisciplinary practice.
- Provide efficient, effective, evidence-based, patient-centered treatment for chronic and/or acute illnesses in all degrees of complexity.
- Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
- Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications.
- Further the pharmacy profession through advocacy, education, public health promotion and research.
The Medication Management Center conducts research on the implementation of innovative services by community pharmacy. The center also partners with the Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research to conduct health outcomes research related to medication therapy management services.
- Understanding Reasons for Non-Adherence to Medications in a Medicare Part D Beneficiary Sample:A Pilot Study; presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Nexus 2013 Conference, October 13-14, 2013.
- Medication Therapy Management Methods to Increase Comprehensive Medication Review Participation: Phase 2.
- A Telephone-based Medication Therapy Management Center: Program Development and Observations over Five Years. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy March 2011
- Medication Therapy Management Services: Attitudes and Factors Affecting Implementation by Community Pharmacists, presented at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, March 2007
- Attitudes Toward and Factors Affecting Implementation of Medication Therapy Management Services by Community Pharmacists, Journal of American Pharmacists Association, January/February 2009
Physician Response to Call-Based Medication Therapy Management presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Meeting, April 2010
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Director, Medication Management Center