Pharmacy Students from the UNT College of Pharmacy Explore CMM/MTM Pharmacy
September 2018 - Richardson, TX
Student pharmacists from UNT (University of North Texas) School of Pharmacy are now able to enroll in introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE) and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) with Consana clinical pharmacists.
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Comprehensive Care Management (CCM) offer the opportunity for patients to take an active role in their own health care through engagement with a pharmacist as a partner in education and care coordination with other members of the care team. For new and student pharmacists, this is an intriguing entry point into a highly clinical and fulfilling aspect of pharmacy practice.
Students in their first three years of professional education use IPPE’s as an opportunity to observe pharmacists applying knowledge in a variety of practice settings, participate in patient care activities under the guidance of an experienced preceptor, and to grow into their professional role as a future pharmacist.
Students in their fourth professional year of education complete 7, 6-week long rotations in settings ranging from inpatient-hospital to community pharmacy to gather valuable day-to-day real-world experiences from practicing pharmacists. From performing patient interviews and evaluating care plans, to providing smoking cessation education and counseling and more, UNT students are a welcome addition to the Consana clinical team. Putting years of pharmacy education into practice allows students the opportunity to experience how they can make a difference as skilled and caring providers!
Consana is proud to partner with UNT in preparing future pharmacists to be the best practitioners they can be.
Consana Licensed Preceptor Pharmacists:
Amanda M. Bektas, PharmD
Karmen L. Foster, PharmD, BCGP