Dr. Fisher received her PharmD degree at Idaho State University in 1995. She also completed her first year of ambulatory care residency and two years of drug utilization fellowship at Idaho State University College of Pharmacy.
The Boise VA Medical Center is an academic medical center in Boise, Idaho serving over 100,000 Veterans across a large geographic area of Idaho and Eastern Oregon.
Recent Significant Projects
I am the Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the Boise VA and love working with trainees and training programs to enable them to learn to provide the highest quality health care to our Veterans. I am also the project manager for the VA's Office of Academic Affiliations Rural Interprofessional Faculty Development Initiative. This national program targets rural VA facilities across the country with the aim of developing teaching skills in clinician educators from multiple professions. We believe that their enhanced teaching skills will provide a strong foundation for growth in health professions education programs in rural and underserved areas of the country.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
I have been a member of the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners, Educational Steering Committee for five years.
Why did you become involved in ASHP?
As a former PGY2 ambulatory care residency program director, I wanted to provide as many opportunities for my residents as possible. Now that I am no longer an RPD, I find that my activities with the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners keep me involved with pharmacy education.
Advice for Someone New to Specialty Area
Focus on the skills you have that make you a unique asset to your interprofessional team and find ways to lead change with your team to improve patient care.
How would you explain the value of ASHP to a friend or colleague?
ASHP is important to pharmacy education. As the accrediting body for residents, it is vital for anyone active in pharmacy residency programs to be a part of what ASHP has to offer to both residents and preceptors.
What is the value of ASHP for the profession?
Stong support for pharmacy education.