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From the Frontline of COVID-19: Clinician Perspectives on Distance Learning and Virtual Rotations

Broadcast Date: April 28, 2020


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We chat with Mary Douglass Smith about teaching and precepting during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mary DouglassMary Douglass Smith, PharmD is the Director of Experiential Education at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in Clinton, SC. She is responsible for the overall planning, institution and oversight of the IPPE program and quality assurance of the pharmacy practice sites. In her position, she has established and expanded preceptor development programs to provide meaningful, targeted education to the preceptors for the school. In addition, Dr. Smith teaches in compounding lab, community pharmacy lab, therapeutics of self-care, and the APPE-Readiness elective that prepares P3 students for their fourth year rotations.  

Vicki BasalygaVicki Basalyga, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, is the Director for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. In this role Vicki serves as an information resource and provides guidance to ASHP members regarding science and scientific developments affecting pharmacy practice in health systems. She serves as secretary to the Section executive committee and coordinates activities to accomplish the objectives established by the Section. Additionally, Vicki has assumed the position of Council Secretary for the ASHP's Council on Therapeutics.

Vicki received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University and completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Vicki is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Prior to her current position at ASHP, Vicki practiced as critical care pharmacist in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Other activities Vicki performed included drafting policies and procedures, co-chairing the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, creating and drafting order sets for CPOE conversion and precepting residents and students.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.