The objective of this session is to describe pharmacy practice capacity for meeting contemporary medication-related needs for Minnesota and the United States. Findings from National Pharmacist Workforce Surveys and Minnesota Pharmacist Workforce Surveys will be described and discussed.
Upon successful completion of this activity, pharmacists should be able to:
- Describe pharmacy practice capacity for meeting contemporary medication-related needs in the U.S.
- Explain how the market dynamics of community pharmacy has changed in Minnesota over the past 25 years.
- Develop innovative ideas for how pharmacy practice can integrate into the U.S. healthcare system.
Jon C. Schommer, PhD, Professor, University of Minnesota
Jon C. Schommer, RPh, PhD, is a professor at the University of Minnesota. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
His research is focused upon the provision, use, and evaluation of drug products and pharmacist services. He recently completed the National Consumer Survey on the Medication Experience -- a study of over 36,000 individuals.
Dr. Schommer has served as: (1) Peters Chair for Pharmacy Practice Innovation, (2) President for the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, and (3) Member of the American Pharmacists Association Board of Trustees. In 2009, he was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Minnesota.