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Mollie A. Scott

Mollie A. Scott, PharmD, BCACP, CPP, FASHP, FNCAP ([email protected]) is regional associate dean and clinical professor at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and chair of pharmacotherapy at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). She practices as a clinical pharmacist practitioner in an interprofessional osteoporosis clinic. Mollie received her BS degree in biology from Meredith College and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy before completing a specialty pharmacy residency in geriatrics at the Durham VA Medical Center. She has practiced in inpatient internal medicine, long term care, and ambulatory care and for the past 20 years has focused on ambulatory care, administration, and academia.

Mollie served as vice chair and chair for the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners (SACP) Section Advisory Group on Clinical Practice Advancement, where she led the development of an Ambulatory Care Career Tool. She served six years on the SACP Executive Committee, first as director-at-large, and later, as chair, and co-authored the ASHP Statement on the Role of Pharmacists in Primary Care. She is currently a member of the House of Delegates and the Advocacy and PAC Advisory Committee. Mollie led the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) Task Force on Hormonal Contraception, which resulted in new legislation allowing pharmacists to prescribe a variety of medications, including contraception. She is the recipient of multiple awards for contributions to the profession of pharmacy, including the NCAP Don Blanton Award, ASHP SACP Distinguished Service Award, and Bowl of Hygeia. She has been recognized as a Fellow of NCAP and ASHP.

Meet Mollie A. Scott

Pharmacists are members of a distinguished and honored profession who serve as medication experts and improve the health of patients through medication optimization. Upon graduation, we promise to consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering our primary concerns, and providing patient-centered care is a cornerstone of our profession. It has been a joy to serve my patients and community as a pharmacist for the past 31 years.

The American healthcare system is currently challenged by a shortfall of primary care physicians, closure of rural hospitals and community pharmacies, medication shortages, high costs of care, the impact of social determinants of health, and a post-pandemic world. I believe that the profession of pharmacy can increase access, equity, and quality of care and create healthy communities by:

  1. Leading policy efforts to overcome barriers that prevent pharmacists from practicing at the top of our licenses.
  2. Incorporating social determinants of health into education, research, and practice to improve delivery of equitable and holistic care.
  3. Creating best practices for incorporating artificial intelligence into pharmacy practice and education.
  4. Advocating for financial sustainability of rural and small health systems and independent community pharmacies to improve access to care.
  5. Partnering with healthcare leaders in medicine, nursing, social work, health policy, government, and professional organizations to create collaborative solutions to healthcare problems.

ASHP is at the forefront of advocating for our profession and our patients, and it is an honor to be slated for the Board of Directors.