Continuing Education

The office of Continuing Professional Development at the USC School of Pharmacy provides pharmacists with continuing education programs and skills needed to provide excellent patient care. Our programs are tailored to the lifelong learning and advanced practice needs of alumni, preceptors, and other supporters (voluntary faculty, QSAD members).

We offer live and online training opportunities with active learning methods including workshops, roundtable discussions, and case studies.

Upcoming Programs

Motivational Interviewing Workshop  

Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

USC School of Pharmacy, Room 104, 1985 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089

  • Three interactive Motivational Intelligence workshops delivered over 6.5 hours

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based and practical approach to patient communication that promotes resolution of ambivalence and behavior change. This application-based program will enhance your ability to incorporate MI into your communication style to guide patients toward better health. For more information, click here.

Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate in Comprehensive Medication Management  

Sunday, January 21, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

USC School of Pharmacy, Room 104, 1985 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089

  • Fulfills the certification requirement for advanced pharmacist practice licensure
  • 20 hours web-based self-study modules
  • 8 hours live classroom instruction

The USC School of Pharmacy Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM)-based advanced practice pharmacist certification program prepares participants to identify, stratify, evaluate, and manage high-risk patients with poorly-controlled chronic diseases. For more information, click here.

Hawaii Winter Conference

February 7-14, 2018

Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa, 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

  • Earn up to 20 hours of continuing education credit (pharmacists and nurses)
  • Interactive learning with expert faculty
  • Acquire knowledge & skills to apply immediately in your practice setting
  • Network with professional colleagues from diverse geographical settings and practice sites

Combine cutting-edge continuing education, an island paradise, networking with old and new friends and you’ve got the Hawaii Winter Conference 2018. Topics include pediatric mental health and infectious disease for up to 20 hours of continuing education for pharmacists by USC School of Pharmacy and University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. For more information, click here.

 Smoking Cessation for Pharmacists

ACPE-accredited application-based continuing education program

This program has been designed to prepare pharmacists to serve as reimbursable providers of nicotine replacement therapy and counseling to facilitate smoking cessation.  The course begins with a review of the latest CDC guidelines and CA Board of Pharmacy AB1114 legislation. Dr. Rory Kim guides participants through case-based modules to apply non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for smoking cessation. For more information, click here.

 USC International Travel Medicine Review Certificate Course

ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education program

This program has been designed to assist pharmacists in expanding their knowledge and skills related to improving care provided to patients traveling internationally. The pharmacist is in a unique position to help patients traveling abroad to fully prepare them by recommending appropriate immunizations, medications, and over the counter products, as well as to provide them with travel advice. For more information, click here.

APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery  

June 16, 2018

USC School of Pharmacy, Room 104, 1985 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089

  • 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 designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration. This practice-based curriculum provides 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. For more information, click here.

 

Accreditation

The USC School of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of knowledge, application, and practice-based educational programs. The School is a pioneer in continuing pharmacy education—approved as one of the first 10 such providers in the nation by ACPE.

 

Office of Continuing Professional Development

Julie Dopheide, PharmD, Director of Continuing Professional Development
(323) 442-1454
Lindsay Nokes, Program Assistant
(323) 442-2403
Contact Us

Office of Continuing Professional Development
School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California
1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121