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Improving Patient Care

Explore how the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy improves lives through innovation in clinical practice, advocacy and community research.

Clinical Faculty Pharmacy Services

Clinical faculty in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences strengthen community health by:
  • Optimizing drug therapy
  • Improving adherence to medications
  • Enhancing medication safety
  • Providing health education
  • Giving vaccinations
  • Providing health screenings
  • Serving as vital members of multidisciplinary health care teams

Expanding Pharmacist Roles & Opportunities

Pharmacy practice faculty work with a broad range of providers to develop new models of care. You’ll see our faculty’s influence in areas such as telemedicine, HIV care, transgender medicine, hepatitis C treatment and a variety of medical specialties.

You can provide primary care as a pharmacist clinician in New Mexico because of first-in-the-nation legislation we supported. Today, nearly all our clinical faculty are pharmacist clinicians.

Patient-Centered Medical Home

Faculty at the UNM College of Pharmacy have practiced the patient-centered medical home model of care since it formed. In this model, each patient has an ongoing relationship with a clinician who coordinates care from a team, including a pharmacist. Patients learn how to manage their health, and they receive complete care that leads to better outcomes, higher satisfaction and lower costs.