Pharmacy Careers in Today’s Patient-focused Health Care Industry - View the video

Karen Kopacek

Presenter
Karen Kopacek
Clinical Associate Professor
UW School of Pharmacy

Location:
777 Highland Ave.
Madison , WI 53705

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Health Science

Biography:
Karen Kopacek, R.Ph. is a Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. She graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with a BS degree in Pharmacy. Karen practiced as a clinical pharmacist on cardiac and cardiovascular intensive care units at several Wisconsin hospitals prior to accepting a faculty position at the school in 2002. Her teaching responsibilities include lecturing in cardiology and teaching the Pharmacotherapy Lab for second year PharmD students. She maintains a clinical practice with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics working with patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation and also works as an acute care pharmacist at Fort Health Care.

Description:
Pharmacists are one of the most trusted professionals in the world. What are the important skills and knowledge required to become a pharmacist? With a growing aging population and shortage of primary care providers in the U.S., pharmacists will continue to be in demand as trusted advisors in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Clinical Associate Professor Karen Kopacek reviews the academic and personal traits needed to be a successful pharmacist and how high school students can begin to prepare themselves to become the next generation of pharmacists. (Running Time 24:46)