Residents and their Preceptors

Whitney Simerlein

Project Proposal: Assistance with Injectable Medications (AIM): Implementation of a Pharmacist-Run Specialty Pharmacy Injection Clinic

“Ideally, this project will help reduce patient fear and anxiety associated with self-administering injectable specialty medications, particularly for their first dose. We have an opportunity to identify struggling patients and decrease the burden of scheduling a formal physician visit for injection assistance.”

Whitney Simerlein, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Simerlein hopes to establish a pharmacist-led injection clinic for our specialty pharmacy patients and analyze their associated adherence.

"I hope that my project will increase patient access to in-person appointments with a pharmacist for injection training. A long-term goal of this project is to improve patient adherence and reduce emergency department/urgent care visits due to disease flare ups. I hope that this grows into a sustainable service with multiple pharmacists and that it could be implemented at other institutions."


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