Beyond Academics: Looking at the Whos, Whats, and Whys in Pharmacy Education
Academic pharmacy is ingrained in Patrick McDonnell’s DNA. He has spent nearly three decades of his professional career at Temple University School of Pharmacy: first as a student; then as a resident; and, since 1999, as a teacher. In his coursework he passes on the lessons and experiences learned over years as a practicing pharmacist—especially the thousands of stories he has been collecting about adverse drug reactions.
We spoke with Professor McDonnell, guest editor of this issue, about what draws him to his work in both the hospital pharmacy and the classroom, and the unique and vital role pharmacists play in delivering safe, efficient patient care.