Continuing our highlights for Preceptor Appreciation Month, we spoke with Bridger Bright (PharmD 2006) about her experience as a preceptor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Bright has been a preceptor for UKCOP over the last 10 years and currently works as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Primary Care at the Lexington VA Health Care System. She specializes in working with patients who have diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia and adjusting their medication doses.
Continuing our highlights for Preceptor Appreciation Month, we spoke with Dee Antimisiaris about her experience as a preceptor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Antimisiaris, who has held a 12-year-long position as a preceptor at UKCOP, currently works as an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She also holds the position of Director in the University of Louisville Frazier Polypharmacy Program and manages the Continuing Medical Education Program as the Assistant Dean.
Drew Ritzel is the Coordinator of Student Success and Wellness for the UK College of Pharmacy. Originally from Bellbrook, Ohio, he joined the College of Pharmacy in September 2017 and has called Kentucky home for the last 10 years. Ritzel shares what Pride Month means to him.
In honor of Preceptor Appreciation Month, we spoke with the UK College of Pharmacy 2020 Preceptor of the Year, Megan May, PharmD. May has been a preceptor since 2014 and currently works as the first ever Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Specialist at Baptist Health Lexington. As such, May had the opportunity to develop her position within the Cancer Center’s Medical Oncology Clinic, Gynecologic Oncology Clinic, and Outpatient Infusion Center.
Jason T. Mitchell is the Director of Enrollment Management for the UK College of Pharmacy. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, he has been at the University of Kentucky for six years and is an integral part of the pharmacy family.
Continuing our highlights for Preceptor Appreciation Month, we spoke with Jessica Tackett about her experience as a preceptor for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy over the last decade. Tackett has been a preceptor with UKCOP for 11 years and currently works as a Clinical Pharmacist at the UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital. She helps care for hospitalized patients by optimizing medication usage, facilitating short length of hospital stays and ensuring that patient needs are met at discharge for their transition home.
Originally from Kentucky, Tuesday Meadows graduated from UK with a degree in Business Administration in 1977 and is the current president of the Pride Cats LGBTQ Group of the UK Alumni Association. She also works with UK HealthCare as a citizen advocate through Transform Health and other groups, and has served on multiple patient panels within the College of Pharmacy.
In honor of June being Preceptor Appreciation Month, we recently spoke with Dr. Lindsey Lewis Nolan about her experience as a preceptor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Nolan, who has held a 2-year-long position as a preceptor at UKCOP, currently works as a Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. Nolan specializes in optimizing patient care by focusing on medication reconciliation, medication therapy management, resolution of medication access barriers and patient education.
When it comes to displaying leadership in a pharmacy career, Mark Huffmyer excels. Huffmyer, a 2014 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, is the UK College of Pharmacy 2021 Preceptor of the Year award recipient and works as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in the Anticoagulation Clinic at the UK HealthCare Gill Heart and Vascular Institute. He helps patients taking high-risk blood thinning medications and adjusts their medication doses based on laboratory monitoring, goals of care, provider recommendations and duration of therapy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has completed shifted the world of pharmacy education, including global learning opportunities. With pandemic-related restrictions limiting international travel, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy adapted to provide students with virtual cross-cultural education experiences for everything from clinical case studies to a six-week APPE rotation.