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Clinical Practice or Academia - Which is right for you?

Broadcast Date: August 19, 2022


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The aim of this podcast is to share the experiences and insights of two pharmacists who have transitioned between clinical practice and academia during their careers. Listeners will gain perspective on the roles/responsibilities associated with clinical versus academic positions, benefits and challenges of each, and factors that contributed to the transitions in the speakers’ practice journeys.


Lindsey Childs-KeanLindsey Childs-Kean, PharmD, MPH, BCPS is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She earned her PharmD degree from University of Florida and completed a PGY1 residency at Tampa General Hospital and a PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System. Her teaching, research, and practice interests include infectious disease pharmacotherapy and professional development of students and new practitioners.

Grazia MurphyDr. Grazia Murphy is the Acute Care Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner for the Salisbury VA Healthcare System.  She graduated from the University of Florida with her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2010 and completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at the Miami VA Healthcare System. She has worked in private sector community hospitals and academia. Dr. Murphy was an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Pharmacy with a focus on Drug Information.

Jennifer BaumgartnerJennifer Baumgartner, PharmD, BCPP, joined REAL Solutions Group in March 2022, managing the provision of drug supply chain and pharmacy licensing and accreditation consulting services. Prior to her current role, Jennifer served as ACPE’s Associate Director of CPE Provider Accreditation for 12 years and previously worked in health system pharmacy practice and regulatory compliance. Jennifer earned her PharmD from Purdue University and completed a psychiatric pharmacy practice residency and fellowship with the University of Texas at Austin.

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.