2021 Incentive Grant Recipient: Molly Everett, PharmD
Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal: Adherence to Antipsychotic Medications- The Role of the Community Pharmacist
Molly Everett, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at Jewel-Osco in Chicago, Illinois.
"Community pharmacists have the ability to identify real gaps in mental health care and make a difference for those patients."
Something that always stuck out to me was that in community pharmacy, we focus on medication adherence for the treatment of so many chronic disease states: diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia. However, when it comes to mental health conditions (specifically those that require antipsychotic medications), it is not a primary focus. I wanted to try and see how community pharmacists can best identify what the adherence is to antipsychotic medications, and then assess how to address gaps that may exist.
I am most excited to be able to use my research to identify gaps in adherence and areas where pharmacists can help close those gaps. Mental health is not only so important to treat, but it is important to have all healthcare providers be allies and provide support to patients receiving treatment. With everyone working together, the patient and healthcare system can truly achieve the best outcomes.