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Connie Smith
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Clinical Sciences
PHAR 174G
318-342-3271
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Connie L Smith, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy
Program Director of 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 30% 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. 

Licensure & Certification

Medication Therapy Management Certification, American Pharmacists Association. (May 16 2012 - Present)
Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes Certification, American Pharmacists Association. (September 2011 - Present)
Immunization Administration Certification, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. (October 22 2009 - Present)
American Heart Association- Certified Instructor, American Heart Association. (September 23 2009 - Present)
Pharmacy- Based Immunization Delivery Certification, American Pharmacists Association. (February 11 2008 - Present)
Sterile Compounding Certification, National Associations of Compounding Pharmacists. (November 16 1999 - Present)
Comprehensive Compounding Certification, National Associations of Compounding Pharmacists. (November 15 1999 - Present)
Louisiana Pharmacist, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. (August 1994 - Present)

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

Recent Publications

Smith, C. (2017). ULM School of Pharmacy Preceptor Manual.
Smith, C. (2017). Advanced Practice Training Manual 2017-2018.
Smith, C. (2016). Advanced Practice Training Manual 2016-2017.
Smith, C. (2015). Advanced Practice Training Manual 2015-2016.
Smith, C. (2014). Advanced Practice Training Manual 2014-2015.
Smith, C. (2008). ULM Preceptors Manual 2008-2009 (pp. 91).
Smith, C. (2008). Advanced Practice Training Manual 2008-2009.
Sampognaro, L. A., Baggarly, S., Smith, C., Leader, W. G. (2008). Impact of Service Learning Presentations on Elementary School Student Knowledge regarding Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles (pp. 11). Columbia, SC: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Sampognaro, L. A., Baggarly, S., LeBlanc, D., Adams, E., Smith, C., Wicker, A. M., Leader, W. G. (2008). Impact of a web-based alcohol consumption survey on knowledge, behavior and attitudes of pharmacy students (pp. 84). Columbia, SC: American Journal of Pharaceutical Education.
Smith, C. (2008). ULM Preceptor (pp. 12). Monroe, La: University of Louisiana Monroe.
Sampognaro, L. A., Baggarly, S., Leblanc, D. A., Adams, E., Smith, C., Wicker, A. M., Leader, W. G. (2008). Characterization of alcohol-related knowledge, behavior, and attitudes of (pp. 177e). Pharmacotherapy.
Baggarly, S., Jenkins, T., Biglane, G., Smith, G. W., Smith, C., Blaylock, B. (2009). Community Pharmacists' Opinions on Implementation of the "Ask-Advise-Refer" Smoking Cessation Model in Louisiana: A Pilot Study [Abstract] (pp. 302). Washington, DC: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.
Smith, C. (2009). ULM Preceptors Manual 2009-2010 (pp. 91).
Smith, C. (2009). Advanced Practice Training Manual 2009-2010.
Sampognaro, L. A., Leader, W. G., Smith, C., Smith, G. W. (2009). Evaluation of Pharmacy Student Empathy Levels (pp. 21). Columbia, SC: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Smith, C., Sampognaro, L. A., Leader, W. G. (2009). Student Perceptions of an Expanded Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Testing Format (pp. 23). Columbia, South Carolina: The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Sampognaro, L. A., Leader, W. G., Smith, C. (2009). Evaluation of Online Introductory and Advanced Practice Experience Orientations (pp. 123). Columbia, SC: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Smith, C. (2010). ULM Preceptors Manual 2010-2011 (pp. 91).
Smith, C. (2010). Advanced Practice Training Manual 2010-2011.
Sampognaro, L. A., Smith, C., Olinde, L. S., Smith, G. W. (2010). Evaluation of Patient Satisfaction Levels Regarding Point-of-Care Testing in Community Settings (pp. 32). Columbia, SC: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Baggarly, S., Jenkins, T. L., Biglane, G., Smith, G. W., Smith, C., Blaylock, B. (2010). Implementing a Referral to Telephone Tobacco Cessation Services in Louisiana Community Pharmacies: A Pilot Study (pp. 1395-1402). Cincinnati, OH: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
Smith, C. (2011). Louisiana Medicaid Provider Update. Baton Rouge, La:
Smith, C. (2011). ULM Preceptors Manual 2011-2012.
Smith, C. (2011). E*Value ULM Preceptor Tutorial.
Smith, C. (2011). Advanced Practice Training Manual 2011-2012.
Smith, C., Sampognaro, L. A., Smith, G. W. (2011). Addressing Preceptor Reluctance Toward Failing Incompetent Practice Experience Students (pp. 18-19). Columbia, SC: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Primeaux, B., Chelette, C. T., Smith, C. (2012). Pharmacists involvement in the use of a prescription monitoring program. (pp. 236). Washington, DC: Journal of American Pharmacists Association.
Smith, C. (2012). ULM Preceptors Manual 2012-2013.
Smith, C. (2012). Advanced Practice Training Manual 2012-2013.
Smith, C., Sampognaro, L. A., Smith, G. W. (2012). Evaluation of the Effects of Blinding Preceptors to Students' Final Score During Pharmacy Practice Experiences (pp. 17). Columbia, SC: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Sampognaro, L. A., Caldwell, M., Lawrence, L., Smith, C. (2012). Evaluation of a Pharmacy Recruitment Service Learning Project in Louisiana High Schools (pp. 16). Columbia, SC: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Smith, C., Chelette, C. T., Cockerham, M. B., Primeaux, B. (2012). Enhancing interprofessional collaboration regarding prescription abuse and the prescription monitoring program (pp. 115). Columbia, SC: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Smith, C. (2013). ULM Preceptors Manual 2013-2014.
Smith, C. (2013). Advanced Practice Training Manual 2013-2014.

Research Grants

Smith, C., "Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider" (Funded), Sponsored By The University of Louisiana at Monroe, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $2626.00. (February 2009 - Present).
Smith, G. W. (Co-Principal), Biglane, G. (Principal), Jenkins, T. (Co-Principal), Baggarly, S. (Co-Principal), Smith, G. W. (Co-Principal), Blaylock, B. (Co-Principal), Smith, C. (Co-Principal), "Ask-Advise-Refer: Pharmacists Helping Louisiana Kick the Habit – Smoking cessation program." (Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana DHH, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $75000.00. (July 2008 - December 2010).
Stewart, R. (Co-Principal), Smith, C. (Co-Principal), Chelette, C. T. (Supporting), Sampognaro, L. A. (Supporting), Walker, A. (Supporting), "Equipment Needed for Basic Life Support Courses" (Funded), Sponsored By CVS CareMark Pharmacy, $4097.50. (February 2 2009 - March 25 2009).

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, 8 course(s)

PHRD 6002ADV INSTUTIONAL PHAR PRAC EX, 8 course(s)

PHRD 6004ADV AMBULATORY CARE PHAR PRACT, 10 course(s)

PHRD 6006ADV ADULT MEDICINE PHAR PRACT, 10 course(s)

PHRD 6008ADV SPECIALTY PHAR PRACT EX, 11 course(s)

PHRD 6010ADV PHAR PRACT ELECTIVE EX, 11 course(s)

PHRD 6012ADV PHAR ELECTIVE EXPERIENCE, 15 course(s)