Author(s): Hardin HC, Hall AM, Roane TE, Mistry R, Hardin HC, Hall AM, Roane TE, Mistry R
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe the implementation of an advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) in medication therapy management (MTM) designed to contribute to student pharmacists' confidence and abilities in providing MTM. DESIGN: Sixty-four student pharmacists provided MTM services during an APPE in a communication and care center. ASSESSMENT: Students conducted 1,495 comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs) identifying 6,056 medication-related problems. Ninety-eight percent of the students who completed a survey instrument (52 of 53) following the APPE expressed that they had the necessary knowledge and skills to provide MTM services. Most respondents felt that pharmacist participation in providing Medicare MTM could move the profession of pharmacy forward and that pharmacists will have some role in deciding the specific provisions of the Medicare MTM program (92\% and 91\%, respectively). CONCLUSION: Students completing the MTM APPE received patient-centered experiences that supplemented their confidence, knowledge, and skill in providing MTM services in the future.
This article was published in Am J Pharm Educ
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology