What is the CLIP Area of Concentration?

Our Community Leadership, Innovation, and Practice (CLIP) ARCO is designed to fully engage students who intend to foster advanced patient care in community settings. 

Students receive in-depth exposure to community pharmacy and ambulatory/family medicine leadership, innovation, and patient care through discussion, coursework, site visits and focused rotations.

Faculty provide students with mentoring and learning experiences to cultivate advanced patient care, develop health service innovations, acquire leadership and management skills, and enhance community health.  Students are individually guided through a practice-based research project that is presented at a state and/or national pharmacy conference. 

Students completing the ARCO-CLIP are highly competitive for residencies and advanced training, as well as highly prepared to enter patient care roles in community practice upon graduation.


Previous Student Projects

Nicole Pezzino, Class of 2014
Student Pharmacist’s Role in Overcoming the Barriers to Non-Adherence in the Community Pharmacy Setting
Poster presented at PPA Midyear Meeting 2013

Lucas Berenbrok, Class of 2013
Students as Catalysts for Change:  Implementation and Expansion of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services within a Community Chain Pharmacy
Poster presented at APhA Annual Meeting 2013

Derek Sampey and Natalie Pratte, Class of 2014
Students as Catalysts for Change:  Expanding Reimbursable Medication Therapy Management Services within a Grocery Store Chain Community Pharmacy
Poster presented at APhA Annual Meeting 2013

Natalie Pratte and Brandon Antinopoulos, Class of 2014
Students as Catalysts for Change:  Implementation and Expansion of MTM Services
Poster presented at PPA Midyear Meeting 2013 and APhA Annual Meeting 2013

Kyle McGrath, Class of 2015
Student facilitated medication adherence program for mental health patients in an independent community pharmacy
Poster presented at APhA Annual Meeting 2013