Meet Karen J. MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh

"Applying the practical information taught in the classroom aids in the retention of knowledge and contributes to the goal of optimal patient care. I endeavor to provide pharmacy students the opportunity to explore many areas of pharmacy practice and inspire a commitment of lifelong learning to benefit our patients and our communities."

Karen MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh

Karen J. MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh

Director of Experiential Education and Outreach, Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Sciences

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In her role at MCW, Professor MacKinnon helps design and implement the associated activities of the clinical skills laboratory and simulation center for the School of Pharmacy. Professor MacKinnon has over 25 years of experience in teaching, and has assisted in the establishment of three previous academic pharmacy programs. She has also practiced in institutional and community pharmacy practice settings throughout her career.

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  Education and Training

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy (BPharm) - University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Post-Graduate Clinical Pharmacy Internship - Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Certifications

 

Immunization Certification, Wisconsin

 

CLIA Waived Testing and Microscopic Procedures - Cross Country Seminars, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona

 

Aseptic Training - Professional Compounders Center of America, Houston, Texas

 

Primary Compounding Training - Professional Compounders Center of America, Houston, Texas

 

Registered Pharmacist - State of Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Arizona

 

Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) - American College of Healthcare Executives

  Research Interests
  • Optimal Community Health
  • Self-Care
  • Pharmacist role in Drug Abuse Prevention