Finding a dream job in patient-centered practice

As spring comes to an end and colleges of pharmacy across the country induct another class of graduates as new practitioners, hundreds of newly accredited pharmacists enter the workforce, searching for the right fit. Jane K. Allen, PharmD, MBA, found what she calls her “dream job” after she graduated in May 2012, but her ultimate goal is to make sure that every pharmacist can practice to the fullest extent of his or her license.

Koval: Living the lesson of board certification for pharmacists

On rounds with student pharmacists and residents from the University of North Carolina’s family medicine residency program, Peter Koval, PharmD, CPP, BCPS, saw a patient he’d known since he started at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC. The 84-year-old woman had been hospitalized with cellulitis.

Chen, colleagues provide MTM in L.A.’s most vulnerable neighborhoods

When Steven Chen, PharmD, first moved his pharmacy practice setting from Beverly Hills to the gritty streets of downtown Los Angeles, he had no idea that working with the underserved would be so personally and professionally rewarding. Chen is one of several pharmacists from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy who provide medication therapy management (MTM) and clinical services to the uninsured, the poor, and the homeless in safety net clinics in Los Angeles.