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In order to access the training program, you must join our Comprehensive Medication Management Collaborative (CMMC).  To enroll in the training, click here.


Below you will find information regarding the PPCN Online Training.  For more information on the Live Training, click here.


The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network Online Training

Release Date:April 10, 2018

Expiration Date: August 10, 2018



Pharmacists interested in providing MTM services


Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. The provision of high quality, interdisciplinary care is critical to helping people manage their health and their medications. Pharmacists are well positioned to address the prevention and management of chronic diseases as the most accessible health care practitioner. The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (PPCN) has been developed to serve as the structure for pharmacists in Pennsylvania to work together to care for individual medication-related needs in local communities. The focus of the PPCN will be to connect pharmacists, payers and health care practitioners in order to deliver medication management services to patients in the Commonwealth. The goal of the PPCN is to improve patient outcomes, enhance quality, and reduce overall healthcare costs. This online training is the first step for pharmacists to provide care through the PPCN.


  1. Articulate the perceived value of pharmacist services and how pharmacists can contribute to new models of health care delivery.
  2. Describe the vision of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network.
  3. Describe the pharmacist systematic thought process to collect and analyze patient-specific information.
  4. Apply a systematic approach to patient care through communication, assessment, documentation, and follow up.
  5. Identify patient medication and non-medication related needs that require prescriber involvement/referral and develop a plan of action.
  6. Compare and contrast the product distribution model and the patient care "service" model.
  7. Outline the steps to establishing a successful patient care practice.
  8. Identify potential payment models for billing pharmacist-provided patient care services.
  9. Incorporate pharmacist patient care services into the pharmacy business model.


The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. UAN: 0159-0000-18-016-H04-P. Contact Hours: 6.0 (0.60 CEUs). Activity Type: Application-based.


ONLINE Format/Module Outline/Topic Domains:

Modules can be completed in any order and do not have to be completed in one sitting. If a module is not completed after starting it, it will resume where the reviewer left off. 


1. Introduction
              • Intro to PPCN – Module (22:21)
              • Baseline Knowledge Self-Assessment

2. Patient Care
              • Patient Care Process – Module (46:25)
              • Motivational Interviewing – Module (15:25)
              • Health Literacy – Module (12:19)
              • Triage – Module (16:42)
              • Challenging Patients – Module (10:39)
              • Physical Assessment – Module (16:14)
              • Evidence-based Medicine – Module (35:16)


3. Practice Management
              • Practice Management Systems – Module (31:37)
              • Document Systems and Outcomes Evaluation – Module (55:20)
              • Sustainable Business Models – (22:25)


Following the online program, apply what you have learned into practice by attending one of the offerings of the live training program. 


The following team of pharmacists developed the training program and it reflects a collaboration between all seven PA schools of pharmacy.  The faculty information shows their position at time of the program's development and also reflects their current position, if there has been a change.



Training Director:
Melissa Somma McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA
Associate Dean for Community Partnerships
Associate Professor of Pharmacy & Therapeutics

Training Coordinator:

Jennifer L. Bacci, PharmD, BCACP
Community Pharmacy Research Fellow

Current: Assistant Professor, University of Washington  School of Pharmacy

Technology & Media Coordination:

Brandon Antinopoulos, PharmD
PPCN Training Coordinator—PPA
Community Pharmacy Resident—Pitt/University       Pharmacy

Current: Senior Program Manager, Pharmacy and Therapeutics


Kyle McCormick, PharmD

Community Pharmacy Resident—Pitt/Gatti Pharmacy 

Current: Pharmacist Patient Care Director, Gatti Pharmacy



Gladys Garcia Duenas, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Current: Pharmacy Owner, BieneSTAR Pharmacy & Wellness Center


Jon D. Ference, PharmD
Associate Professor / Assistant Dean of Pharmacy Practice
Wilkes University School of Pharmacy



Kimberly A. Ference, PharmD
Assistant Professor / FOP of Pharmacy Practice
Wilkes University School of Pharmacy



Nick Leon, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Thomas Jefferson University School of Pharmacy



Daniel S. Longyhore, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Wilkes University School of Pharmacy



Robert L. Maher Jr., PharmD, BCPS, CGP
Assistant Professor
Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy

Current: Director of Clinical Services, Patton Pharmacy

  Stephanie Harriman McGrath, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Rite Aid Pharmacy



Charles Ruchalski, PharmD, BCP
Clinical Professor
Temple University



Justin Scholl, PharmD, MS, BCACP

Assistant Professor, LECOM School of Pharmacy

Current: Clinical Pharmacist, Bayside Pharmacy





In order to receive CE credit for this activity, the participant must complete all modules, complete assessment questions for each module, and complete a program evaluation survey. CE credit earned is issued through CPE Monitor by the tenth day of the month following activity completion.


Training is provided as part of the enrollment for the PPCN (Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network).




Grant funding supporting this program was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


Unless otherwise stated, faculty involved in this activity have no conflicts of interest to disclose. If a CE program has a disclosure listed, the speaker has indicated that they may have a vested interest in the content of their presentation, however all speakers are required to exhibit fair content balance providing the audience with information of multiple perspectives from which to form a professional opinion.

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