PharmD PRIMED Leadership Certificate Program

PRIMED (Pharmacists as Resilient, Influential, Mindful, Effective and Dynamic) Leaders

To prepare our students to be leaders in areas they choose to pursue by giving them exposure to leadership foundation including theories; examples; and tools for self-exploration, reflection and improvement.

As the most accessible healthcare provider and experts in medication, pharmacists play and integral role in educating and assisting not only their patient populations but also their fellow healthcare providers. In the College of Pharmacy Leadership Certificate Program, PharmD students will gain skills needed to effectively communciate with, educate, and challenge others to be the best versions of themselves. 

Offered to: P2 and P3 PharmD Students who have GPA of ≥2.5
Certificate Credit: ≥ 6 credit hours
Prerequisites: None

Certificate Requirements

  • Didactic Course: PHPR 833 Leadership in Pharmacy* includes Wellness Project + Culminating Presentation - 2 units *must be completed prior to or concurrently with Leadership Certificate experiential and elective courses.
    • By the end of this course the student will be able to:
      1. Define leadership and build their vision by gaining knowledge about types and components of leadership
      2. Identify wellness initiative and implement longitudinally for self-care
      3. Discover strengths and biases for self-awareness
      4. Enhance communication and presentation skills for team engagement, marketing and advocacy
      5. Understand how to mentor and be mentored
  • Experiential Course: PHPR 899 Engagement and Promotion in the Pharmacy Profession includes promoting Pharmacy Profession and UACOP, serving as student ambassador for recruitment, Pre-Pharmacy Club participation and mentoring, etc. - 1 unit
  • Experiential course: PHPR 899 Educational Outreach and Community Service includes peer mentor/academic tutor/community leadership/ community service (health fair leadership, health fair participation, walks, volunteer service, other services), etc. -1 unit
  • Elective course(s): A course on or related to leadership, management, advocacy, service, etc. -≥ 2 units

Certificate Coordinators

Jeannie K Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP
Assistant Dean, Student Services
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Science, College of Pharmacy
Clinical Associate Professor, Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine & Palliative Medicine, College of Medicine
Research Associate and Faculty, Arizona Center on Aging
Drachman Hall B107A

Barbara Collins, MEd
Director, Student Services
Drachman Hall B107B