2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Jenny Kim, PharmD
Project Proposal: Internal Medicine Physician Perception of a Clinical Pharmacist in Medical Practice and the Impact of Pharmacist’s Involvement in the Clinic
Jenny Kim, PharmD currently serves as the PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at USC School of Pharmacy/CliniCare Pharmacy in Los Angeles, California.
"Community pharmacist are the most accessible health care professionals, and their roles continue to evolve to this day. I believe that our roles will shift from spending most time filling and dispensing prescriptions to providing more involved direct patient care."
"With the rise of the healthcare costs and the complexity of chronic disease therapies, the inter-professional practice between pharmacists and physicians is valuable to improve and manage patient’s health outcomes. The collaboration of physician providers with pharmacists is well established in the acute settings such as hospitals and healthcare systems. However, there are limited physician offices or medical groups who either employ a clinical pharmacist on staff or use clinical pharmacist services in their practice settings. The traditional role of outpatient pharmacy practice has shifted over the years from dispensing medications to patient-centered pharmacy practice. This study will help assess the value of a clinical pharmacist providing direct patient care in physician office within medical groups."
"I am most excited for this opportunity because it allows opportunities to explore the impact of clinical pharmacist’s involvement in an outpatient pharmacy providing clinical pharmacy services. This opportunity will highlight the integral role of community pharmacists to improve patient’s health outcome by medication management, medication and disease education, help reduce cost-related medication non-adherence and many more while empowering patients to take ownership of their health."