Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal: Personalized Medicine: Consumers’ Awareness, Willingness, and Barriers to Receiving Pharmacogenetic Testing in a Community Pharmacy Setting
“The motivation behind my project comes from the patients who have lost all hope of getting better due to their bodies not responding to medications the way they were expected to. As more healthcare professionals recognize the importance of tailoring medications to each patient’s unique genetic makeup, I believe it will find a place in treatment guidelines to help restore hope to our communities.”
Pooja Patel, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Albertsons Companies, affiliated with Safeway Pharmacy and Midwestern University in Phoenix, AZ.
Dr. Patel hopes to identify consumers’ awareness, willingness, and barriers regarding pharmacogenetics testing available for personalized medicine in a grocery store setting.
"Having been brought up in small suburban towns where there were evident medical needs, I became heavily involved at my local hospital where I developed my passion for pharmacy and providing the best care to patients that I possibly can. Living in Boston for the past 6 years has exposed me to new ideas, advancements and approaches to healthcare that I hope to bring to my pharmacy profession."