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11/1/2017

Nicole J. Clark

Nicole Clark

Pharm.D., M.H.A., BCPS, DPLA

Pharmacy Clinical Practice and Education Manager

Hallmark Health System

Medford, MA

Nicole’s Story

Nicole J. Clark, Pharm D, M.H.A., BCPS, DPLA, graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University- Boston in 2004, became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2008, completed the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy in 2012, and received her Master’s in Health Administration from Simmons College in 2014. Dr. Clark is currently the Pharmacy Clinical Practice and Education Manager at Hallmark Health System, where she has worked for 10 years. Dr. Clark is the Residency Program Director for the ASHP- accredited PGY1 residency program and oversees the pharmacy student program at Hallmark. She received the MCPHS University - Boston Institutional Preceptor of the Year award in 2013. Dr. Clark is very involved in Massachusetts Society of Health System Pharmacists where she is currently the Chair of the Spring Annual Meeting and Honors and Awards Event. Dr. Clark is an adjunct professor at Rivier University where she teaches Psychopharmacology in the Doctor of Psychology program and Advanced Pharmacology in the Nurse Practitioner Program.

Dr. Clark is currently Chair of the 2017-2018 ASHP Council of Education and Workforce Development. Dr. Clark is a member of the 2017-2018 ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Educational Steering Committee. Dr. Clark is also a Residency Practitioner Surveyor for ASHP Accreditation Services Division.

Overview of Facility/Health System

Hallmark Health System is a community hospital health system just north of Boston Massachusetts comprised of two acute care hospitals - Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. Hallmark Health's mission is to provide, in a community-based setting, the highest quality health care to communities in Boston's northern suburbs.

Significant Projects

In her role Dr. Clark, directs development, implementation and maintenance of clinical pharmacy services. Dr Clark's current significant projects include creating an ASHP accreditation-ready Pharmacy Technician Training program and assisting in the creation of a 24-month PGY1/PGY2 residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration.

Initial Involvement in ASHP

“I have a very strong belief in contributing to your profession in a global scale. I feel that it can greatly expand the impact we can have as pharmacists. The fact that I personally can contribute to pharmacy at so many different levels from providing a clinical consult for a specific patient, to creating a hospital wide protocol for a certain disease state to helping write a policy for ASHP is such a great opportunity for my professional growth as a leader.”

Value of ASHP

“To me the greatest value of ASHP is resources, learning opportunities and networking. ASHP truly values itself on providing up to date and relevant resources and learning opportunities to its member. I feel that ASHP is constantly expanding these services based on member's needs. For example, ASHP offers excellent opportunities for board certification preparation and re-certification. I also feel that the opportunities I have had to network and meet so many amazing pharmacy professional that has really helped me expand as a professional. “

“I feel that ASHP is always trying to push the advancement of pharmacy. ASHP does this by setting goals such as the 2020 goal of all entry- level pharmacists who will be providing direct patient care being residency trained. ASHP also has a huge advocacy effort for pharmacy around things like provider status and drug pricing.”

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