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Connie Smith
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Sciences
PHAR 174G
318-342-3271
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Connie L Smith, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy
Director, Experiential Education

Education

PharmD

2007, Doctor of Pharmacy
Univeristy of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

BS

1994, Pharmacy
Northeast Louisiana University

Biographical Sketch

As director of experiential education, my primary focus is to plan and direct the College of Pharmacy’s experiential training program. My administrative responsibilities account for 75% of my job. I am responsible for managing the Office of Experiential Education and overseeing the day-to-day activities of over 25% of the curriculum. I oversee over 300 adjunct and full-time faculty preceptors who provide experiential training opportunities for our Pharm.D. students. Recruitment and retention of these valuable faculty preceptors is crucial because without them we would not have the successful pharmacy program we have today. 

In addition to the responsibilities of the Office of Experiential Education, I also supervise the Coordinator of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences, the Pharmacy Care Lab team, and support staff in the accomplishment of these duties.  I work in a collaborative manner with school faculty as well as area preceptors and health care organizations to achieve the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. 

Research Interests

Both the profession of pharmacy and the field of education are constantly changing, therefore it is very important to be self-motivated and actively involved in research and scholarship.  As a pharmacy educator, I feel the goal of my research is to improve current teaching strategies and techniques or incorporate new and improved strategies to ultimately benefit my students’ education.  My current research interests include:

  • Experiential education
  • Interprofessional practice
  • Educational methods and outcomes
  • Preceptor development

Licensure & Certification

Medication Therapy Management Certification
American Pharmacists Association

Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes Certification
American Pharmacists Association

Immunization Administration Certification
Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

American Heart Association- Certified Instructor
American Heart Association

Pharmacy- Based Immunization Delivery Certification
American Pharmacists Association
National certification program for pharmacists providing comprehensive immunization education and training

Sterile Compounding Certification
National Associations of Compounding Pharmacists

Comprehensive Compounding Certification
National Associations of Compounding Pharmacists

Louisiana Pharmacist
Louisiana Board of Pharmacy
Licensed pharmacists in the state of Louisiana

Awards & Honors

December 2016 Service Recognition Award - 15 years.

December 2011 Service Recognition Award - 10 years.

December 2006 Service Recognition Award - 5 years.

April 2005 LSHP Exceptional Committee Chair.

April 2005 Louisiana Society of Health System Pharmcists "Pharmacist of the Year" 2005.

Courses Taught

PHAR 6004Ambltry Care Expr I, 4 course(s)

PHAR 6006Ambltry Care Expr II, 2 course(s)

PHAR 6008Acute Care Expr I, 4 course(s)

PHAR 6009Acute Care Expr II, 4 course(s)

PHAR 6029Non-Patient Care Expr, 4 course(s)

PHAR 6030Patient Care Exp I, 4 course(s)

PHAR 6031Patient Care Expr II, 4 course(s)

PHAR 6032Patient Care Expr III, 2 course(s)

PHAR 6036ADV AMB CARE PHARM PRAC EXP, 8 course(s)

PHAR 6037ADV ADULT MED PHARM PRAC EXP, 8 course(s)

PHAR 6038ADV SPECIALTY PHARM PRAC EXP, 8 course(s)

PHAR 6039ADV PHARM PRAC ELECTIVE EXP I, 8 course(s)

PHAR 6040ADV PHARM PRAC ELECTIVE EXP II, 7 course(s)

PHRD 4020Integrated Lab Sequence I, 5 course(s)

PHRD 4050COMMUNITY INTRO PHAR PRACTICE, 1 course(s)

PHRD 5064Problems in Clinical Research, 1 course(s)

PHRD 6000ADV COMMUNITY PHAR PRACT EX, 6 course(s)

PHRD 6002ADV INSTUTIONAL PHAR PRAC EX, 6 course(s)

PHRD 6004ADV AMBULATORY CARE PHAR PRACT, 8 course(s)

PHRD 6006ADV ADULT MEDICINE PHAR PRACT, 8 course(s)

PHRD 6008ADV SPECIALTY PHAR PRACT EX, 9 course(s)

PHRD 6010ADV PHAR PRACT ELECTIVE EX, 8 course(s)

PHRD 6012ADV PHAR ELECTIVE EXPERIENCE, 11 course(s)