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Leveraging Pharmacy Technician Training Programs to Increase Recruitment Pool – Johns Hopkins Hospital

Broadcast Date: September 23, 2022


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In this podcast we will be interviewing a pharmacy leader to discuss their Pharmacy Technician Training programs at their respective site. We will discuss the structure of their program, the successes they found in having a program, and the challenges they’ve faced along the way.


Ann ZhouAnn Zhou graduated from the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy in Kingsville, TX, and completed PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Memorial Hermann Hospital Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Ann Zhou is currently a pharmacy educator at Johns Hopkins Hospital and serves as the Program Director for the Johns Hopkins Health System Pharmacy Technician Training Program.

Andrew LucarottiAndrew Lucarotti received his pharmacy degree in 2011 from the University of Michigan. He also completed the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy in 2013 and his Master of Business Administration in 2017 from New England College. Dr. Lucarotti has worked at University of Michigan Health for the entirety of his career and been in a variety a roles including a clinical pharmacist, Team Lead, Manager of Medicine Services and Central Pharmacy Cleanroom, and now Director of Pharmacy.

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.