Scott M Mark

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OBJECTIVE To describe a unique advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) in which pharmacy students provided medication education to hospitalized patients. DESIGN Students were trained to independently assess patients' needs for education and identify drug-related problems. Students then provided medication education and performed medication therapy(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the differences in health care expenditures and therapeutic outcomes of patients receiving warfarin therapy management by a pharmacist-managed anticoagulation service compared with those receiving warfarin management by usual medical care. DESIGN Retrospective, matched-cohort study. DATA SOURCE University of Pittsburgh(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the variables associated with an academic pharmacy career choice among the following groups: final professional-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students, pharmacy residents, pharmacy faculty members within the first 5 years of academic employment, and clinical pharmacy practitioners. METHODS A cross-sectional design Web-based(More)
The Director's Forum is designed to guide pharmacy leaders in establishing patient-centered services in hospitals and health systems. This article focuses on the process of preparing leaders for future career transitions. Both new and seasoned leaders are confronted with the tasks of overcoming environmental issues, ensuring alignment in all directions(More)
PURPOSE An educational program for pharmacists in a multifacility health care setting is described. SUMMARY The expansion of pharmacy services at a university medical center from a centralized to a decentralized, unit-based model created the need for enhanced education of staff pharmacists. A steering committee with pharmacy department and school of(More)
PURPOSE A hospital-based pharmacy internship program is described. SUMMARY The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is a 19-hospital partnership affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, serving over 4 million patients per year through its community and teaching hospitals, community care programs, and managed(More)