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USC School of Pharmacy Presents:
Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate in Comprehensive Medication Management

The University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM)-based APP certification program prepares pharmacists to optimize treatment plans for complex patients with poor or fragile health who are at high-risk for medication-related problems.

In addition to being fully compliant with California Board of Pharmacy-approved criteria for APP certification (see for more details), the USC School of Pharmacy program is distinct in that APP is taught within the standards of Comprehensive Medication Management, which has been recognized by the state of California and nationally by CMS as a “breakthrough innovation” for significantly improving patient experience, health outcomes, and cost savings.  As efforts to spread awareness and adoption of sustainable CMM services locally and nationally progress, you can be at the forefront by attending this program.

Program Highlights

  • Fulfills the certification requirement for advanced practice pharmacist licensure – Assures that participants are able to perform patient assessment; order and interpret drug therapy-related tests; refer patients to other healthcare providers; participate in the evaluation and management of disease and health conditions in collaboration with other healthcare providers; initiate, adjust and discontinue drug therapy.
  • 20 hours web-based self-study modules including current practice guidelines/evidence, instructional videos taught by experienced faculty and clinicians, and useful tools and resources.
  • Training is based on over 30 years of CMM practice experience in multiple healthcare settings serving commercially insured, senior, underserved / safety net, and Veteran populations and health systems.
  • 8 hours live training on January 21, 2018, at USC School of Pharmacy with a heavy emphasis on application, patient evaluation/interaction, and final competency assessment.
  • Multiple common chronic conditions will be used to teach APP application including:
Topic / Disease State Instructor
Diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension Michelle Chu, PharmD, CDE, BCACP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Katherine Johnson, PharmD

USC Clinical Pharmacist

Depression Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Psychiatry

Director of Continuing Professional Development

Motivational Interviewing Kelly Gable, PharmD, BCPP, MINT

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

Comprehensive Medication Management


Asthma and COPD

Steven Chen, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP, FNAP

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

William A. Heeres and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy

  • Other unique features include instruction (on-line and live) on motivational interviewing, management of complex patients, and 4 OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) stations including one where each participant will provide CMM for a standardized patient (professionally-trained patient actor)
  • Participants successfully completing the program will receive a USC School of Pharmacy CMM certificate that can be used to document advanced practice training.

For a complete list of objectives click here.

Activity Type: Practice-based
Activity Fee: $600 for USC School of Pharmacy Alumni/Preceptors | $800 general tuition

Register  |  Download CE Activity Announcement

More information: Contact or at 323.442.2403


USC School of Pharmacy Presents: APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery (November 5, 2017)

Read the program flyer here

This certificate training program for pharmacists provides 20 hours of continuing education credit, including 12 hours of self study and 8 hours of live classroom study.
APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is an innovative, intensive, and practice-based continuing pharmacy education, based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program is designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration. This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.

  • Audience: Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals aiming to learn the skills necessary to become a primary source for vaccine advocacy, education and administration.
  • Goal: To provide comprehensive immunization education and training, as well as provide the pharmacist with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to establish and promote a successful immunization service
  • Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
    1. Identify opportunities for pharmacists to become involved in immunization delivery
    2. Describe how vaccines evoke an immune response and provide immunity
    3. Discuss the legal, regulatory, and liability issues involved with pharmacy-based immunization programs
    4. Describe the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions that can occur after vaccination
    5. Demonstrate appropriate intramuscular and subcutaneous injection techniques for adult immunization
    6. Describe emergency procedures for management of patients with adverse reactions to vaccination

    For a complete list of learning objectives, please visit the APhA website.


  • Richard Dang, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, USC School of Pharmacy
  • Edith Mirzaian, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, USC School of Pharmacy


  • $500 – includes all program materials, lunch, breaks, parking
  • $400 – reduced registration rate for USC approved preceptors, USC alumni and USC QSAD members

More information: Contact or at 323.442.2403