The Community Pharmacy Practice Program was created in 1994 to develop a focus for the VCU School of Pharmacy in community pharmacy practice. The VCU School of Pharmacy has been a leader in recognizing the role of community pharmacy practice faculty. A majority of the VCU student pharmacists choose community pharmacy practice as their career entry. The community pharmacy practice faculty members serve as role models for the future of community pharmacy practice.
The Community Pharmacy Practice Program is dedicated to enhancing community pharmacy practice through teaching, service and scholarship.
The VCU School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Practice Program will be a nationally recognized leader for providing patient care in the community pharmacy setting.
Dr. Kelly Goode is the Director of the Community Pharmacy Practice Program and the Director of the Community Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. She spent the past 10 years developing enhanced patient care services at the Martin’s Pharmacy sites.
Dr. Sharon Gatewood joined the Community Pharmacy Practice Program in the Fall of 2006. She is currently working with immunizations, pre-travel health, medication therapy management and diabetes at the Martin’s Pharmacy practice sites. She is the faculty coordinator for the Advanced Community Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience at Martin’s Pharmacy. In addition, she is the primary preceptor for the Community Pharmacy Practice Resident.
Community pharmacy practice faculty are innovators and leaders in developing patient care services in the community pharmacy setting. The faculty practice in a variety of chain pharmacy settings. The Program has partnerships with Bremo, Buford, Kroger, Jefferson, and Martin’s Pharmacy.
The community pharmacy practice faculty members provide extensive didactic teaching throughout the curriculum. Community pharmacy practice faculty members coordinate the following courses: Pharmacy Ethics, Self-Medication Awareness and Community Health, Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, Entrepreneurial Pharmacy and Independent Practice. Other course community pharmacy practice faculty members teach in include Pharmacotherapy, Integrated Therapeutics, Introduction to Research, Introduction to Pharmacy, Pharmacy Communications, Drug Analysis, Advanced Nursing Practice: Pharmacotherapeutics, and M4 Update Course.
The community pharmacy practice faculty members precept Doctor of Pharmacy students and community pharmacy practice residents (see the section on postgraduate training).
Scholarly activities for the community pharmacy practice focus in two primary areas: practice-based research and teaching. The community pharmacy practice faculty members have developed a Community Pharmacy Practice-Based Research Network for development and enhancement of scholarship activities.
Dr. Kelly Goode is interested in community pharmacy practice-based research especially in the areas of immunizations and medication therapy management.
Dr. Sharon Gatewood’s scholarship/research interests include immunizations, travel health, wellness and prevention and MTM.
Dr. Kelly Goode is a specialty consultant for Pharmacist’s Letter/Prescriber’s Letter.
Dr. Kelly Goode is an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Community pharmacy practice faculty members are extensively involved with School, University, Professional, and Community Service. Community pharmacy practice faculty members participate in the following School and University committees: Admissions, Curriculum, and Scholarship and Awards.
Community pharmacy faculty are members of the following professional organizations:
Community pharmacy practice faculty members are involved with community organizations and community service including the following:
Additionally, community pharmacy practice faculty members donate time to several indigent clinics including Crossover Clinic, Richmond High Blood Pressure Clinic, and the Daily Planet Clinic.
Community practice faculty members have received the following awards:
Community pharmacy practice sites have received the following awards: