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Pharmacy School Faculty, Staff & Preceptors

Faculty, Staff & Preceptors

LEARN. INNOVATE. ENGAGE. ADVOCATE.

PREPARE the Pharmacist of the future

 

The MCW Pharmacy School provides you with the unique opportunity to earn your degree in a collaborative environment, thanks to our partnerships with industry leaders and complementary organizations to meet society’s most pressing healthcare needs. During your educational experience, you will be exposed to many different medical specialties and receive support and guidance from MCW’s exceptional faculty and staff.  We encourage you to review their profiles and learn how their accomplishments and dedication to improving the health and quality of life for members of the community will prepare you to serve in a variety of inter-professional healthcare environments.

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meet our faculty

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Bud Beatty, PhD

Bud Beatty, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor

Philip Brummond, PharmD, MS

Philip Brummond, PharmD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael DeBisschop, PharmD

Michael DeBisschop, PharmD

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm

Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm

Associate Professor

Todd Karpinski, PharmD, MS, FASHP, FACHE

Todd Karpinski, PharmD, MS, FASHP, FACHE

Associate Dean for Health System Pharmacy Services

Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD

Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD

Co-Director of Professional Laboratories, Assistant Professor

Thomas Lausten, BPharm, MBA, RPh

Thomas Lausten, BPharm, MBA, RPh

Associate Dean for Pediatric Pharmacy Services

Kajua Betsy Lor, PharmD, BCACP

Kajua Betsy Lor, PharmD, BCACP

Director of Ambulatory Care Practice Advancement, Associate Professor

Karen MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh

Karen J. MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh

Director of Experiential Education and Outreach, Assistant Professor

Carolyn Oxencis, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Carolyn Oxencis, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Rick Purko, BPharm, RPh

Rick Purko, BPharm, RPh

Associate Dean for Veteran's Pharmacy Services

Sara Revolinski, PharmD, BCPS

Sara Revolinski, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Erika Smith, PharmD

Erika Smith, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Amy M. Suss, PharmD

Amy M. Suss, PharmD

Assistant Director for Experiential Education, Assistant Professor


 

meet our STAFF

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Ciara Beckers

Ciara Beckers

Coordinator of Experiential Education

Jayne Jungmann

Jayne Jungmann

Executive Assistant

Kendra Kalscheur

Kendra Kalscheur, MS

Coordinator of Student Affairs

Niki Karp

Niki Karp

Administrative Assistant Senior

Shaun Keating

Shaun Keating, MA

Director of Student Affairs

Michelle Schaefer, MS

Michelle Schaefer, MS

Communications Lead

Abigail Scher

Abigail Scher

Major Gifts Director

Kerry Solum

Kerry Solum

Business Manager, Sr.

Joel P. Spiess

Joel P. Spiess, MS

Coordinator of Academic Affairs


 

Join our team

Interested in joining our team? The MCW Pharmacy School is in the process of taking applications for the following positions.

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  Assistant Director For Experiential Education: Primary Care & Community

This clinical faculty position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to the creation of a new and innovative pharmacy program and shape its practice-based education and clinical service initiatives within a vibrant health science campus. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pharmacy School will prepare the next generation of pharmacists to meet the growing healthcare needs of society. MCW’s PharmD graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to practice at the “top of their license” and contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model ensuring optimal medication therapy outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals. In serving the four missions of MCW, the Pharmacy School intends to become a destination program for health sciences education and practice, by engaging students, practitioners and researchers across the continuum of discovery to care, ensuring that graduates are practice-ready and team-ready.

 

Opportunity

 

Along with the Director of Experiential Education, the Assistant Director for Experiential Education is instrumental in developing and implementing the experiential curriculum, identifying preceptors and practice sites, determining the training needs of the preceptors, and maintaining the academic standards of the experiential education program and sites consistent with both ACPE and Wisconsin State Board of Pharmacy Internship requirements. The Assistant Director for Experiential Education is responsible for the development and coordination of introductory, interprofessional, and advanced pharmacy practice experiences, service learning experiences, and professional community outreach for the Office of Experiential Education.

 

Core responsibilities of these positions include:

 

  • In collaboration with the Director of Experiential Education, provides leadership, direction and oversight for focused experiential program administration and management in Primary Care and Community.  This includes creating, directing, and assessing experiential coursework; developing experiential practice sites and preceptors; and creating and maintaining experiential education administrative policies and procedures, including rotation assignment and quality control.
  • Teach in Pharmacy School courses as appropriate for expertise.
  • Provide student advising (academic and career).
  • Maintain a limited engagement in clinical practice with an approved affiliated site.
  • Engage in scholarship in areas of interest and expertise.

 

Learn more about the positions and apply: 

 

Assistant Director for Experiential Education: Primary Care & Community

  Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Professional Laboratories

This position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to the creation of a new and innovative pharmacy program and shape its practice-based education and clinical service initiatives within a vibrant health science campus. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pharmacy School will prepare the next generation of pharmacists to meet the growing healthcare needs of society. MCW’s PharmD graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model ensuring optimal medication therapy outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals. In serving the four missions of MCW, the Pharmacy School intends to become a destination program for health sciences education and practice, by engaging students, practitioners and researchers across the continuum of discovery to care, ensuring that graduates are practice-ready and team-ready.

 

Opportunity

 

The MCW Pharmacy School invites applications and nominations for the position of Co-Director of Professional Labs. This individual, in collaboration with faculty and under the direction of the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, will coordinate the development of an innovative, interprofessional, skills-based laboratory sequence designed to produce graduates ready to practice at the top of their license and who are "team" and "practice-ready."

 

MCW Pharmacy School faculty members will be expected to play an active role in developing and implementing an integrated Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum with an emphasis on interprofessional education and preparing pharmacists for the future of patient care practice.

 

Core responsibilities of the Co-Director of Professional Labs include: 

 

  • In collaboration with faculty and staff colleagues, coordinate the development of an innovative, interprofessional, skills-based laboratory sequence designed to produce graduates ready to practice at the top of their license and who are team and practice-ready. 
  • Support faculty in development of skills based learning activities that integrate and reinforce content from other areas of the curriculum. 
  • Participate in the development and coordination of clinical skills simulations (e.g. OSCE's) to assess students' achievement of course and program outcomes. 
  • Teach and facilitate in laboratory skills sessions.
  • Provide mentoring and advising to students throughout the didactic and experiential curriculum, and, where appropriate, contribute to continuing professional development of pharmacists and preceptors. 
  • Engage in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration and teaching in areas appropriate to the appointee's interest which advances the mission of MCW. 
  • Maintain a limited clinical practice in area of interest and expertise.
  • Provide service to the school, institution, profession and community. 

 

Learn more about the position and apply: 

 

Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Professional Laboratories

  Assistant/Associate Professor - Clinical Faculty

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pharmacy School invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor. Through collaborations with Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, these full-time, 12-month clinical faculty positions are currently available in internal and family medicine, oncology, ambulatory care, psychiatry, infectious disease (with focus on AIDS/HIV), and cardiology. Candidates with interest in other clinical areas are also encouraged to apply.

 

Opportunity

 

These positions provide a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to the creation of a new and innovative pharmacy program and shape its practice-based education and clinical service initiatives within a vibrant health science campus. MCW Pharmacy School will prepare the next generation of pharmacists to meet the growing healthcare needs of society. MCW’s PharmD graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to practice at the “top of their license” and contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model ensuring optimal medication therapy outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals. In serving the four missions of MCW, the Pharmacy School intends to become a destination program for health sciences education and practice, by engaging students, practitioners and researchers across the continuum of discovery to care, ensuring that graduates are “practice ready” and “team ready.”

 

Pharmacy School clinical faculty members will be expected to play an active role in developing and implementing an integrated Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum with an emphasis on interprofessional education and preparing pharmacists for the future of patient care practice. Core responsibilities of this position include:

 

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a high-quality collaborative pharmacy practice site to provide clinical services and experiential education.
  • Collaboratively develop and deliver didactic education via innovative teaching methods with an emphasis on interprofessional/interdisciplinary education that includes lectures, active learning, asynchronous content delivery, laboratory experiences, group activities, and other instructional modalities.
  • Participate in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching, in areas appropriate to the faculty member’s area of interest, which advances the mission of the School, MCW and clinical partner.
  • Contribute to service in the School, College, and the profession.
  • Mentor students throughout the curriculum, and, where appropriate, contribute to continuing professional development of pharmacists and preceptors. 

 

Learn more about the positions and apply: 

 

Assistant Professor - Clinical

 

Associate Professor - Clinical

  Assistant/Associate Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry or Pharmacogenomics)

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pharmacy School is seeking qualified candidates for Assistant/Associate Professor faculty positions in the areas of Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, or Pharmacogenomics. These full-time, 12-month, positions are located at the main MCW campus in Milwaukee, WI.

 

Opportunity

 

These positions provide unique opportunities to contribute to a new and innovative academic pharmacy program, one that envisions preparing the next generation of pharmacists to meet the growing healthcare needs of society. MCW’s PharmD graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to practice at the “top of their license” and contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model ensuring optimal medication therapy outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals. In serving the four missions of MCW, the Pharmacy School intends to become a destination program for health sciences education and practice, by engaging students, practitioners, and researchers across the continuum of discovery to care, ensuring that graduates are “practice ready” and “team ready.”

 

These positions provide unique and exciting opportunities to shape not only a new and innovative pharmacy program but to be immersed in vibrant academic health science campus that continues to advance its research mission. There are significant opportunities for advancing the research mission through several Departments, Centers and Institutes.  Collaborations exist with the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology Drug Discovery Center, and the recently announced joint-Biomedical Engineering Department with Marquette University.

 

Collaborations also exist with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeastern Wisconsin, a consortium of eight regional organizations whose mission is to advance the health of the community through research and discovery that is located on the MCW Milwaukee Campus.

 

Pharmacy School faculty members are expected to develop, coordinate, and teach course content in an integrated doctor of pharmacy curriculum. Core responsibilities of this position include:

 

  • Collaboratively develop and deliver pharmaceutical sciences education in the doctor of pharmacy program that will include: calculations, drug delivery, sterile and non-sterile compounding, genetics, pharmacokinetics/dynamics, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacogenomics. 
  • Engage in other innovative teaching methods with an emphasis on interprofessional/interdisciplinary education that includes lectures, asynchronous content delivery, demonstrations, group activities, etc.
  • Participate in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching, in areas appropriate to the faculty member’s areas of interest, which advances the mission of the School and MCW. 
  • Collaborate with various MCW programs to mentor pharmacy, medical, and graduate students in research.
  • Contribute to service in the School, College, and the profession/discipline.
  • Provide mentoring and advising to students throughout the curriculum.

 

Learn more about the positions and apply:   

 

Assistant Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

Associate Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences

  Assistant/Associate Professor - Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pharmacy School is seeking qualified candidates for Assistant/Associate Professor faculty positions in the areas of Pharmacology or Pharmacogenomics. These full-time, 12-month, positions are located at the main MCW campus in Milwaukee, WI.

 

Opportunity

 

These positions provide unique opportunities to contribute to a new and innovative academic pharmacy program, one that envisions preparing the next generation of pharmacists to meet the growing healthcare needs of society. MCW’s PharmD graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to practice at the “top of their license” and contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model ensuring optimal medication therapy outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals. In serving the four missions of MCW, the Pharmacy School intends to become a destination program for health sciences education and practice, by engaging students, practitioners, and researchers across the continuum of discovery to care, ensuring that graduates are “practice ready” and “team ready.”

 

These positions provide unique and exciting opportunities to shape not only a new and innovative pharmacy program but to be immersed in vibrant academic health science campus that continues to advance its research mission. There are significant opportunities for advancing the research mission through several Departments, Centers and Institutes.  Collaborations exist with the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology Drug Discovery Center, and the recently announced joint-Biomedical Engineering Department with Marquette University.

 

Collaborations also exist with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeastern Wisconsin, a consortium of eight regional organizations whose mission is to advance the health of the community through research and discovery that is located on the MCW Milwaukee Campus.

 

Pharmacy School faculty members are expected to develop, coordinate, and teach course content in an integrated doctor of pharmacy curriculum. Core responsibilities of this position include:

 

  • Collaboratively develop and deliver pharmaceutical sciences education in the doctor of pharmacy program that will include pharmacology, immunology, pharmacogenomics and other pharmaceutical or biomedical sciences.
  • Engage in other innovative teaching methods with an emphasis on interprofessional/interdisciplinary education that includes lectures, asynchronous content delivery, demonstrations, group activities, etc.
  • Participate in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching, in areas appropriate to the faculty member’s areas of interest, which advances the mission of the School and MCW. 
  • Collaborate with various MCW programs to mentor pharmacy, medical, and graduate students in research.
  • Contribute to service in the School, College, and the profession/discipline.
  • Provide mentoring and advising to students throughout the curriculum.

 

 

Learn more about the positions and apply:

 

Assistant Professor - Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics

 

Associate Professor - Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics


 

Faculty & Staff Resources

As a member of MCW’s Pharmacy School faculty, we are committed to providing you with a variety of resources and guidelines to support your teaching, advising and mentoring activities.

The Pharmacy School Handbook serves as the official record of program requirements, in addition to outlining all policies and procedures for the MCW Pharmacy School. We encourage all faculty members to become familiar with the contents of this publication.

Additionally, we have compiled several resources to assist you with collaborating with other faculty members, serving as a mentor to your students and information on how to leverage social media to build your professional network.


 

Become a preceptor

Mentor the Pharmacists of the Future - Become a MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor!

 

Become a MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor

 

Our preceptors will help us guide pharmacy students to become innovative and engaging professionals by providing pharmacy practice experiences that are intended to apply, integrate, reinforce and advance the didactic curriculum of the PharmD program. The MCW Pharmacy School recognizes the investment and dedication of each pharmacy preceptor and the role they play in shaping the pharmacists of the future. The MCW Pharmacy School is committed to training pharmacists to not only become members of interprofessional medical teams, but as advocates who serve the needs of patients by providing preventive services, ensuring medical adherence and elevating the level of care for those dealing with chronic diseases or are in need of acute care.

Preceptors will be dynamic partners in the education of MCW pharmacy students, from collaborating with MCW pharmacy faculty to exemplifying professionalism and integrity. Preceptors drive growth and change in healthcare by preparing the next generation of pharmacists to provide the highest quality patient care and improve the health of the communities they serve.

As a MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor, you will have access to the following opportunities:

  • Orientation and training
  • Contribute to the future of the pharmacy profession
  • Academic appointments as Affiliate Clinical Instructors
  • Assist in on-campus instruction in labs, lectures, workshops and research
  • Continuing education opportunities in the areas of clinical skill development and administrative services
  • Collaborative research opportunities with MCW faculty
  • Access to MCW libraries and resources

 

Questions? Please contact us at (414) 955-7476 or pharmacyee@mcw.edu.


Interested in learning more about our Doctor of Pharmacy Program?
Learn more on our Doctor of Pharmacy page.

Apply Now!

 

Thank you for your interest in becoming an MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor! Please complete the online application and upload your CV/resume via the form below. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Experiential Education at (414) 955-7476 or pharmacyee@mcw.edu.

Apply to be a MCW Preceptor in 2 Simple Steps!

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Complete the online MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor Application. Please note, the application will take about 15 minutes to complete. 

 

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Upload your CV/resume here. 

 

Congratulations! Thank you!

 

If you are having trouble accessing the online application via the link above, please try accessing the application here.

If you prefer to fill out a printed application or are having difficulty accessing the online application, please download the application here and save to your computer. The application can be filled out by hand or by utilizing Adobe Acrobat or other similar software. Once the application is complete, please email to the Office of Experiential education at pharmacyee@mcw.edu. Please include your CV/resume with the completed form.   

innovative 3-Year Program

MCW is one of the few pharmacy schools in the country offering a three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.  Becoming a member of the inaugural class is an exciting opportunity to leave your distinctive mark on a program that will meet the growing healthcare needs of our communities. The MCW Pharmacy School will accept applications for the inaugural class through the MCW Pharmacy School Application System.  Applications completed and submitted by February 1, 2017 will be given priority review.  The final application deadline is May 1, 2017. All prerequisite classes must be completed by July 31, 2017. Qualified applicants will be offered the opportunity to interview at the MCW Pharmacy School starting in the fall of 2016.  Applicants who successfully complete both the application and interview may be offered provisional admission to the MCW Pharmacy School.

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