Dr. Bryan Zobeck, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice on the Rockford Campus, presented his research entitled “Clinical and Financial Impact of a Rural Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist” at the Illinois Rural Health Association 28th Annual Educational Conference on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
The presentation discussed the process, benefits, and barriers of incorporating clinical pharmacists into outpatient settings. Descriptive clinical and financial implications of incorporation of clinical pharmacy services into a family medicine clinic were also highlighted.
Established in 1859, the UIC College of Pharmacy stands as the oldest academic unit of the University of Illinois, one of the largest and most comprehensive research universities in the nation. Our College enjoys a national reputation for excellence and has been ranked among the top colleges of pharmacy for scholarship, curriculum, and the quality of faculty and students.
In 2010, the College of Pharmacy added an additional campus in Rockford, IL where students can benefit from small class sizes and personalized attention. Students in Rockford complete the identical curriculum as students on the Chicago campus. The core classes are taught via distance education using state-of-the-art technology.
The concentration in rural pharmacy services, also known as the Rural Pharmacy Education Program (RPHARM for short), is an option within the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program housed on the Rockford campus. The goal of the RPHARM concentration is to educate students about the unique challenges and opportunities present in rural communities and to prepare them to practice pharmacy in a patient-center and interprofessional manner.