Residents and their Preceptors

Brandon McCrea

Project Proposal: Pharmacy Technician Involvement in Adherence Conversations for Star Ratings Medications in a Large Community Pharmacy Chain

“Through the research proposal, pharmacy technicians proactively engage patients to identify barriers to adherence by leveraging their established relationships and being the first point of contact for patients, which allows technicians to help motivate and aid patients in taking their medications effectively. By advancing pharmacy technician roles, I hope to help patients overcome adherence barriers to ensure they are getting the most benefit from their medication and overall live healthier lives.”

Brandon McCrea, PharmD, currently serves as the  PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Kroger/ University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH.

Dr. McCrea hopes to develop, implement, and assess the feasibility of a pharmacy technician driven medication adherence program

"Medication adherence is a significant problem in the United States. In fact, only 50% of patients take their medication as prescribed due to a multitude of barriers, such as suboptimal health literacy, a lack of patient involvement in the treatment decision-making process, complex therapeutic regimens, communication barriers, polypharmacy, and limited access to care. "

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