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Managed Care Concentration

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

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Managed Care Concentration
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The Managed Care Concentration includes six (6) credit hours in didactic elective coursework in relevant topics including population-based care, with experiential training focusing on managed care pharmacy. The concentration PLUS option combines the didactic coursework with a managed care-focused experiential elective. Graduates can also pursue PGY-1 residency programs specializing in managed care.

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What is a managed care pharmacist?

Managed care pharmacists evaluate and develop plans to optimize individual- and population-based health outcomes while balancing available resources. Managed care pharmacists work for pharmacy benefit management companies, health insurance and health plan companies, accountable care and managed care organizations, such as Aetna, Cigna and Anthem. Managed care pharmacists assist in the development of pharmacy benefits for health plans, design and implement clinical programs based on the latest clinical evidence, manage quality and cost-effectiveness of treatments and help ensure patient safety through processes designed to identify unsafe medications or drug interactions.

Which courses will I take?

Managed Care Concentration

The Managed Care Concentration requires the completion of six (6) credit hours of elective coursework in the following areas:

  • Informatics
  • Wellness coaching
  • Population-based care and value

Course offerings are subject to change.

Managed Care Concentration PLUS

The Managed Care Concentration PLUS requires completion of the following:

  • Concentration didactic requirements (six credits)
  • One elective rotation with a managed care focus