The Department of Clinical Pharmacy provides direct and indirect patient care services to the citizens of West Virginia that support the education and training of students and promote the optimal, safe, and cost-effective use of medications. Faculty members work with statewide preceptors to enhance their ability to provide comprehensive pharmacy services in interprofessional settings.
Faculty based in Morgantown provide inpatient care services at Ruby Memorial Hospital in internal medicine, family medicine, and infectious diseases. The Director of Pharmaceutical Services at WVU Medicine is the Assistant Dean for Patient Care Services. Pharmacy staff and clinical specialists at WVU Medicine contribute to the School by serving as preceptors for experiential rotations and teaching didactic sessions in their areas of specialty. Ambulatory patient care services are provided with Cheat Lake Family Physicians and with WVU Medicine at University Town Center. The Director and Assistant Director for the West Virginia Center for Drug and Health Information provide essential information to health care providers both locally and regionally.
At the Charleston Division of the HSC, faculty members provide direct patient care services in family medicine, geriatrics, and pediatrics in affiliation with health care institutions located in the state capital. The Director of the West Virginia Poison Center is a department faculty member providing toxicology services that prevent and treat poisonings that occur across the state.
Faculty members in the department also contribute to the advancement of the pharmacy profession through involvement in professional organizations, editorial activities, serving as manuscript or grant reviewers, and providing professional or patient-oriented presentations. They contribute to the mission of the School and University through activities such as committee service and student advising.
The Wigner Institute for Advanced Practice, Education, and Research is an important outreach program to advance pharmacy practice in the state. The mission of the Wigner Institute is to advance pharmacy practice in West Virginia by providing pharmacists with the training and resources to deliver specialized pharmaceutical care services and to evaluate the impact of these services. The mission of the Wigner Institute is aligned with the service, teaching, and research missions of the School of Pharmacy.