PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care
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.
Contact: Nicole Scovis, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Rotation Site
The Medication Management Center serves as a clinical rotation site for numerous colleges of pharmacy, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy International Postgraduate Pharmacy Training, University of Arizona College of Nursing, University of Arizona Department of Nutritional Sciences, and third-year Family Medicine Residents from Banner University Medical Center Tucson Campus.
Contact: Jessica DiLeo, PharmD
The Medication Management Center, as part of the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS), is the statewide leader in training health professionals. Interprofessional collaboration among healthcare providers is critical for the delivery of safe, effective, patient-centered care. The Medication Management Center provides an environment and supports the practice of collaboration and the development of communication skills amongst other professions. The Interprofessional Education program incorporates students from the College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and the College of Nutritional Sciences to provide comprehensive medication therapy management (MTM) consultations and well-rounded patient care as a team. The students work in small groups at the MMC one day per week for a three-week rotation, working through case studies, preparing and presenting real patient cases, and performing telephonic MTM reviews as an interprofessional team. This rotation provides a unique and innovative approach to team-based healthcare education and allows students to expand their clinical knowledge.
The Interprofessional Education program at the MMC recently won the 2017 Innovations in Teaching Competition with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). This award, including podium and poster presentations at the 2017 AACP Annual Meeting, acknowledges the program’s unique learning strategies and its success in utilizing medication therapy management in interprofessional education. The program is certainly innovative in many aspects and we are proud for it to be recognized on a national level.
Contact: Brittany Abeln, BSN, RN
Paid Pharmacy Internship
A unique relationship exists between the Mediation Management Center, the College of Pharmacy and the pharmacy students. Students are able to apply the information learned in their didactic coursework in real-world settings. Starting with their first year, interns are immersed in the real world application of medication therapy management in complicated patients with multiple chronic disease states. They not only learn the signs, symptoms and therapeutic approaches of common disease states, they also gain the important skills needed to interact with individual patients, gain their trust, and provide a meaningful service. As students advance in their didactic course work, their role expands to include more clinical work. Working side by side with other pharmacy students, technicians, pharmacy residents, clinical instructors and faculty in a challenging environment, enriches their College of Pharmacy Education.
Contact: Jessica DiLeo, PharmD
Current Pharmacy Interns Tucson
Contact: Jason Reddick, PharmD
Contact: Barbara Davee, PharmD
Paid Nursing Internship
We have partnered with the University of Arizona's College of Nursing to promote and support the experiences of nursing students through direct patient counseling and education, nurse case management programs, and round table discussions with peers including both pharmacy and medical students. Similar to the pharmacy student internship, nursing students are able to apply their newly developed clinical skills directly with patients in the MTM setting. This environment encourages and promotes collaborative skills development as well as sharpening effective communication skills. We are excited to continue this collaboration with the College of Nursing and setting them up for success in their future nursing careers.
Contact: Brittany Abeln, BSN, RN
Pre-Medicine Honors Internship
The Medication Management Center hosts pre-medicine honors students for a semester-long internship to supplement their Health and Human Values minor coursework. The goal of this rotation is to expose future physicians to unique aspects of the healthcare field, including medication therapy management (MTM), interprofessional collaboration, and managed care pharmacy. Students involved in this internship are given the opportunity to shadow several programs the MMC delivers, such as transitions of care, MTM, opioid case management, and many others, and to learn more about the role of the pharmacy profession. This internship allows for a unique opportunity for curriculum enrichment.
Contact: Brittany Abeln, BSN, RN
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.
History of Publications and Presentations:
- Johnson, K., Cooley, J., Forbes, S., Taylor, A., Lipsy, R., DiLeo, J., & Shields, W. (2017). Implementation of an Interprofessional Medication Therapy Management Experience. Won the 2017 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Innovations in Teach Competition. Presented a podium and poster session at the AACP Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN in July of 2017.
- Interprofessional Team-Delivered Medication Therapy Management Services vis Collaborative Video Conferencing Technology for Patients with Epilepsy. Kate Johnson BSN, RN, Jennifer Bingham PharmD, David Rhys Axon MPharm, Sandra Leal PharmD, MPH. Presented at the El Rio - Wright Center for GME Virtual Health Research Fair, May 2017.
- Aguilar A, Campbell P, Bingham J, Johnson K, Leal S. Patient Perceptions of a Posthospitalization Transitions-of-Care Program. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017;23(3-a Suppl):S1-S120.
- New Opportunities for Reaching Patients in Provision of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services: An Update on Provider Outreach Program (POP). Alexa Harnisch, Aya Shoura, Kwyn Szabados, PharmD, Stephanie Forbes, PharmD, Rose Martin, PharmD. Presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Conference, March 2017.
- Collaborative Academic-Community Partnership in the Provision of a Medication Therapy Management Service for Medicaid Beneficiaries in Rural Arizona. Jared Tate and colleagues. Presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Conference, March 2017.
- Innovative Methods to Expand Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Service: Coupling Interprofessional Team-delivered MTM Services with Integration of Onsite Providers and Support Staff. Kate Johnson BSN, RN and colleagues. Presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Nexus Conference, October 2016.
- Capitalizing on Opportunities for Reaching Patients: Utilization of Providers in Delivering Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services. Aya Shoura, Kwyn Szabados PharmD and colleagues. Presentated at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Nexus Conference, October 2016
- Effect of Pharmacist-Supported Transition-of-Care Program on 30-Day Readmission Rates: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Amanda Harrington and colleagues. Presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Conference, April 2016
- Physician Referral Practices in Response to Implementation of an Interprofessional Transition-of-Care Program for High-Risk Patients. Aisha Badr and colleagues. Presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Conference, April 2016
- Smoking Quit Rates Among Patients Receiving Pharmacist-Provided Pharmacotherapy And Telephonic Smoking Cessation Counseling. Jill Augustine and colleagues. Published In The Journal Of The American Pharmacy Association, April 2016
- Pharmacist- and Nurse- Managed, Interprofessional, Post-Hospital Discharge, Transition of Care Program. Jenny Bingham, Kate Johnson and colleagues. Present at the Annual Academy of Managed Care 2016 Conference, April 20-22, 2016
- Virtual Telepharmacist-Delivered Chronic Care Management Services: A Pilot Program Evaluation. Jenny Bingham and colleagues. Presented at the Academy of Managed Care Nexus 2015 Conference, October 26-28, 2015.
- Description of Medication Therapy Management Pilot for Home Health Care Services. Jenny Bingham, Jim Kloster, Chris Edmonds, and colleagues. Presented at American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists 2014 Midyear Conference, December 2014.
- A Comparison of the Efficacy of Two Types of Faxed Medication Interventions. Zak Cerminara and colleagues. Presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Meeting. April 2014
- Impact of a Nationwide Medication Therapy Management Program on Drug-Related Problems at the Medication Management Center in 2012. Brittany Tse and colleagues. Presented at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, March 2014
- 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
- Physician Response to Call-Based Medication Therapy Management presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Meeting, April 2010
- Attitudes Toward and Factors Affecting Implementation of Medication Therapy Management Services by Community Pharmacists, Journal of American Pharmacists Association, January/February 2009
- Medication Therapy Management Services: Attitudes and Factors Affecting Implementation by Community Pharmacists, presented at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, March 2007