Clinical informatics pharmacists are experts in patient safety and the use of information technology to optimize care delivery processes. They specialize in the medication process - from ordering to administration – and work closely with the entire healthcare team to identify needs, design workflows, prioritize projects and leverage resources to improve outcomes.
Pharmacy students who are also pursuing a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) typically start their MSHI classes after the completion of requirements for the third year of pharmacy school and continue to take MSHI classes during their fourth and fifth years. During the sixth year of your training, the focus is on completing pharmacy rotations off campus, however, under special circumstances, some MSHI courses may be taken during that year. Most students should complete their MSHI during their first one to two years of professional pharmacy practice.
As a student pursuing an MSHI, in addition to your pharmacy adviser, you’ll be assigned a second (informatics) faculty adviser to guide you through your informatics classes, and you will not be charged additional tuition to take the MSHI courses up to 18 total hours per semester.
If you have any further questions about the Pharm.D./MSHI dual degree, please contact:
Lisa Bradley, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Informatics and Director of the Master of Science in Health Informatics