Patient Care Electives

Katherine Vogel Anderson, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Patient Criteria

  • Disease/disorders which involve the specialized care of patient populations who have unique dosing and/or medication requirements
  • Diseases/Disorders may include:
    • Pediatrics
    • Oncology
    • Geriatrics
    • Transplant
    • Neonatology
    • Renal Failure
    • Pregnancy
    • End-of-Life care

Preceptor Criteria

  • Pharmacist with credentials which provide evidence of expertise in their area of specialty patient care (e.g., BCOP, BCPS, completion of specialty residency) or equivalent practice experience, with at least 2 years’ experience as a practicing pharmacist.
  • Provides patient-centered care/pharmacotherapy management.
  • Is responsible for pharmaceutical care for patients in the specialty care area.

Site Criteria

  • An inpatient or outpatient practice where patients encountered are primarily in the designated specialty area (at least 75% of patients are of the specialty patient population).
  • The practice has a sufficient number of patients such that the student can manage 3-10 patients at any given time.

Required Course Activities

To achieve the learning objectives, students completing the Patient Care Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience should complete the following activities/assignments:

  1. Prepare at least four pharmaceutical care plans (pharmacy notes, chart progress note, etc.) in a concise, organized, and clear format to be included in the patient record as permitted in the practice site. Care plans should address any pertinent dosing, pharmacokinetic, monitoring, or other pharmacotherapy considerations applicable to the specialized patient population.
  2. Present at least one formal patient case presentation, including analysis and interpretation of the primary medical literature as it applies to the patient case. The audience will be selected by the preceptor.
  3. Present at least one journal club presentation, including analysis and interpretation of the primary medical literature as it applies to the specialized patient population.
  4. Complete at least 2 written drug information responses using appropriate institutional documentation or the Clinically Answerable Question Intake/Tracking Form.