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Documenting the Clinical Impact of Student Pharmacists

Broadcast Date: May 13, 2022


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Within a health system, student pharmacists on rotation often are responsible for making numerous clinical interventions. However, oftentimes students are not engaged in the clinical intervention documentation, and do not have the opportunity to practice and develop their documentation skills prior to going into independent practice as a pharmacist. In this episode of Educator Essentials, we talk about implementing a standardized method for tracking student pharmacist interventions in the inpatient setting.


Sophia PathanSophia Pathan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP is currently a Neurocritical Care Clinical Pharmacist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked as a Critical Care and Surgery clinical pharmacist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and during this time she worked with Sierra to optimize a student clinical interventions program. Her research interests include anticoagulation and antimicrobial stewardship, and she has an additional interest in the optimization of pharmacy operations to best provide clinical patient care.

Sierra McNewSierra McNew, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP received her Bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her PharmD from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at East Alabama Medical Center and then moved to Baltimore to work as a Clinical Pharmacist in critical care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She currently practices in surgical intensive care and precepts students and residents.

Gabrielle PierceGabrielle Pierce, PharmD, MBA is currently the PGY1 Specialty Pharmacy Resident at the University of Illinois Chicago. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2020 with her PharmD and MBA. Dr. Pierce’s interests include specialty pharmacy, administration and leadership, medical writing and academia.

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.