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Rush receives certification

Michael Rush, PharmD ’05, CDE, has passed the board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy (BCACP). Ambulatory care pharmacy is a specialty recognized by the Board of Pharmacy and deals with the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by pharmacists who are accountable for addressing medication needs, developing sustained partnerships with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.

The specialty involves direct patient care and medication management for ambulatory patients, long-term relationships, coordination of care, patient advocacy, wellness and health promotion, triage and referral, and patient education and self-management. Ambulatory care pharmacists may work in both an institutional and community-based clinic involved in direct care of a diverse patient population. Those who are granted certification in this specialty may use the designation Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and the initials BCACP.