Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy

Although many pharmacists work in drugstores, there are some who work in pharmacies that are part of a larger organization like pharmacy benefit management firms, preferred-provider organizations, Medicare advantage organizations, and health maintenance organizations. A clinical/hospital/managed care pharmacist has a direct hand in helping to keep patients safe. Typical duties of a clinical/hospital/managed care pharmacist can include participating in a wellness campaign, implementing a clinical program, performing drug utilization reviews, or managing drug rebates. Clinical/hospital/managed care pharmacists need to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited pharmacy program and then pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam. You'll study organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biostatics, and pharmacology. You'll also complete a residency, in which you'll be taught managed pharmacy concepts like formulary management, drug information, drug utilization management, leadership and practice management, pharmacy network management, provider reporting and education, patient care management, and managed care pharmacy research. In addition, students are required to participate in research related to clinical/hospital/managed care pharmacy practice and teach.

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University of Houston

The University of Houston is a public research institution and the third-largest university in Texas. UH is home to 16 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 108 fields of study. A diverse campus, UH has been designated an Hispanic-...

“…in my opinion, this school is underrated. it is an excellent university with excellent professors and spectacular school spirit. it can definitely compete with other texas universities. ” – Christopher from Houston, TX

University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is a public research institution. The main campus is located in Lawrence, Kansas, and is one of five in the University of Kansas system. KU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors in one of the largest college towns in the...

“…The University of Kansas has great professional schools with devoted professors who take education beyond the classroom. The campus environment is beautiful and the students population is very active in organizations. The University of Kansas houses...” – Zach from Overland Park, KS

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

The University of Utah is a public research instititution situated in Salt Lake City that offers more than 100 undergraduate majors. The U is home to three professional arts organizations to complement the College of Fine Arts, and even features a 3...

“…activities and opportunities are always happening on campus; the only problem is deciding what to do. i have enjoyed my professors because they teach well and are helpful. most of all, i love the university's resources, which it puts toward improving...” – Kristianne from Kamas, Utah

Bunker Hill Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Boston, Massachusetts. The college offers courses at all hours, including daytime, afternoon, early-evening, late-evening, midnight, and weekends, with fully-online options...

“…Bunker Hill Community College is not only diverse, but the atmosphere over here is great. The school provides it's students with many great opportunities and with the help of the great staff. ” – Tashi from Malden, MA