AMCP to hold BCBSM managed care internship webinar next Tuesday, Feb. 28

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WSU AMCP President-Elect Johnie Bailey with Professional Education Co-Directors Niharika Thota and Farzana Pinky
WSU AMCP President-Elect Johnie Bailey with Professional Education Co-Directors Niharika Thota and Farzana Pinky

The Wayne State University chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) will be holding an online informational seminar on the annual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan managed care summer internships. The webinar is set to take place via Zoom next Tuesday, February 28, from 5-6 p.m.

"I joined AMCP because I wanted to learn more about what managed care pharmacy has to offer," said Farzana Pinky, who co-directs the WSU AMCP professional education initiatives together with Niharika Thota. "We are very excited to share managed care information and opportunities with our fellow pharmacists through seminars like these."

The AMCP webinar will feature guest speaker Dr. Kim Moon, who manages the Medication Therapy Management Team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). Moon is also the residency program director of the only Medicare-specific PGY-1 managed care residency in the U.S. and supervises pharmacy interns in a managed care pharmacy setting.

"Our Wayne State chapter is happy to have Dr. Moon speak at our AMCP webinar. She has been a great mentor to many and an invaluable resource when it comes to learning about managed care pharmacy," said WSU AMCP President-Elect Johnie Bailey, who is one of the select student pharmacists chosen to participate in BCBSM's summer internship program. "This informational webinar is a great opportunity for P1s and P2s to learn about managed care and see if this internship is something they might want to pursue. The practice of managed care pharmacy applies clinical and scientific evidence to support the appropriate use of medications to enhance patient and population health outcomes while optimizing use of limited health care resources."

Dr. Kim Moon
PGY1 Medicare Managed Care Residency Program Director Dr. Kim Moon

For more information about the above webinar or to join the WSU AMCP chapter, email Professional Education Director Niharika Thota.

Click here for the Zoom link to join the WSU AMCP webinar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28.

About AMCP: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

AMCP is the professional association leading the way to help patients get the medications they need at a cost they can afford. AMCP's diverse membership of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and professionals in life sciences and biopharmaceutical companies leverage their specialized expertise in clinical evidence and economics to optimize medication benefit design and population health management and help patients access cost-effective and safe medications and other drug therapies. AMCP members improve the lives of nearly 300 million Americans served by private and public health plans, pharmacy benefit management firms, and emerging care models.

AMCP advocates at the national and state level for developing and applying evidence-based medication use strategies that improve access to medication, enhance patient and population health outcomes, and safeguard the wise use of health care dollars.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at Wayne State University is a four-year curriculum in the heart of Detroit. Approximately 100 students are enrolled in each year of the program. WSU Applebaum information meetings for prospective students take place at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The application process for the Doctor of Pharmacy program begins each July.

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The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is built on more than 100 years of tradition and innovation in the heart of Detroit. We have grown deep roots in our city, harnessing its powerhouse hospital systems and community service organizations as vibrant, real-world training grounds for students, with an ongoing focus on social justice in health care. And our research at all levels - from undergraduates to veteran faculty members - translates into creative solutions for healthier communities.

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