The Pharmacy Technician Advisory Committee met after the breakfast and keynote. Ralph Casas and Nasiba Makarem represented the Cerritos College Pharmacy Technician program and the members of the committee in attendance were Monica Trivedi (MBK), Sheryll Castro (Central Drugs), Freda Deth (MEDCOMPOUNDERS Pharmacy) and Sharon Ali (CVS) and Sam Shimomura, (WesternU). Among topics discussed were how to increase the number of students enrolled in the program and how to add more experiential sites. There was also discussion of legislation to increase the ratio of pharmacy technicians to 4:1 and the creation of an advance practice pharmacy technician.
Posted by Sam Shimomura, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP