Education

Precision Med Education Programs

The era of precision medicine is unfolding fast. Staying ahead of the curve in this emerging field requires you to build a solid foundation of knowledge and training. That’s why the University of Florida College of Pharmacy offers multiple education programs designed to train current and future leaders in precision medicine.

Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine

Target Audience: Working health professionals | Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows | PARADIGM T32 scholars

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Master’s Degree in Pharmacy with a Concentration in Precision Medicine

Target Audience: Working health professionals | Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows | PARADIGM T32 scholars

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Precision Medicine  Conference

Target Audience: Physicians and pharmacists | Health professionals with an interest in precision medicine | Graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows

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PARADIGM Fellowship Program

Target Audience: Doctorally prepared clinicians and researchers

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Fellowship

Target Audience: Doctorally prepared clinicians and researchers

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Pharm.D. Student Training Programs

The Certificate in Personalized Medicine is only available to UF College of Pharmacy students. APPE, SURF and Intensive Summer Research Program opportunities are available to any pharmacy college student

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Continuing Pharmacy Education

Target Audience: Licensed pharmacists

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Pharmacogenetics Pharmacy Residency

Target Audience: Second-year pharmacy residents

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Summary of Programs

 

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What the University of Florida Offers You

  • A degree or certificate from one of U.S. News & World Report’s Top 10-ranked public universities and pharmacy colleges
  • Instruction from UF faculty recognized internationally for their expertise in precision medicine
  • Online courses that provide convenient and flexible learning around your busy schedule
  • Real-world skills that will help you advance your career
  • Confidence in interpreting genomic test results and relaying information to patients
  • Continuing pharmacy education credits that can be applied toward licensure

 

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Leaders in Precision Medicine

  • UF College of Pharmacy faculty are among the originally funded members of the NIH-supported Imlementing GeNomics In pracTicE, or IGNITE, Network that was created to enhance the use of genomic medicine in clinical care.
  • Faculty have authored multiple guidelines for the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation Consortium, or CPIC, which is a panel of experts who provide guidelines on applying genotype information to prescribing decisions.
  • Faculty have published high-impact papers in precision medicine in major journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Lancet and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
 

Program Leadership

Clinical Professor

Kristin Wiisanen, Pharm.D.

Director of the UF Precision Medicine Conference; Director of Continuing Pharmacy Education and Director of the Pharmacogenetics Residency Contact

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Dean and Distinguished Professor

Julie Johnson, Pharm.D.

Co-Director of the PARADIGM Training Program

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Assistant Professor

Julio Duarte, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Certificate in Personalized Medicine for Pharmacy Students program

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