Implementing Pharmacogenomics into Clinical Practice Certificate Program

This program is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 25 contact hours of consultant pharmacist recertification credit.

Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists interested in pharmacogenomics.
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-20-036-H01-P
  • Contact Hours: 25.0
  • Program Fees: $699.00
  • Dates Available: 08/10/2020 to 08/10/2023
  • Activity Type: Practice/Certificate Program


This fully online, self-paced certificate program will equip the pharmacist with the knowledge necessary to implement pharmacogenomics into clinical practice. Leading experts in the field of pharmacogenomics will provide content focusing on the background of pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenomic testing, clinical implications of pharmacogenomics in cardiology, oncology, pain management, psychiatry, and ADRs. Experts will also discuss clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics in a variety of settings. Learners who earn the certificate will be able to use pharmacogenomics resources, apply pharmacogenomics to clinical care, and implement pharmacogenomics in diverse clinical settings.

Participants who successfully complete the program will also receive a certificate of completion. 

Program Overview

Pre-Course Content: Principles of Genetic Medicine (optional)

This material is intended as pre-coursework and is not a required component of the certificate program or associated with continuing pharmacy education credit.  This content will provide the foundational knowledge needed to guide the learner through the certificate.

Module 1: Science of Pharmacogenomics

This module will define pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics and outline the benefits of genomic medicine. Content will focus specifically on pharmacogenomics of drug metabolism and drug transporters.

Module 2: Fundamentals of Clinical Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenomic Testing

This module will define the CPIC guidelines and explain how they can be used by clinicians to make specific prescribing decisions for patient care when genetic information is available.  It will also review available evidence sources for pharmacogenomic recommendations and explain strategies for using the Pharmacogenomics Knowledgebase (PharmGKB) to assess the usefulness and practical applications of pharmacogenomic information in the clinical setting. Content will also review clinical laboratory and direct-to-consumer pharmacogenomic testing.

Module 3: Clinical Pharmacogenomics: Cardiology and Oncology

This module will discuss clinical implications of genetic variability in oncology pharmacotherapy and patient-specific, genetic, and other factors that inform drug therapy changes in oncology.  It will also summarize clinical implications of genetic variability on cardiovascular drug response and explain factors influencing the clinical implementation of genotyping to help guide cardiovascular drug therapy.

Module 4:  Clinical Pharmacogenomics: Pain Management, Psychiatry, and ADRs

This module will identify medications affected by multiple genes and summarize the clinical implications of genetic variability in pain management and psychiatry. Content will specifically focus on pain management, adverse drug reactions/hypersensitivity, and psychiatry pharmacogenetics.

Module 5: Clinical Implementation of Pharmacogenomics

This module will summarize how to develop a clinical pharmacogenomic service, manage testing and reimbursement for pharmacogenetic results, and design electronic and written documentation. Content will focus on clinical decision support, patient and provider education, and challenges and solutions for implementing pharmacogenomics in diverse practice settings.

Program Faculty

Caitrin W McDonough
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Caitrin W McDonough Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor
Emily J Cicali
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Emily J Cicali Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Julio D Duarte
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Julio D Duarte Pharm.D., Ph.D., FAHA

Associate Professor
Kelsey Cook
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Kelsey Cook Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Kristin Wiisanen
Department: Entrepreneurial Programs

Kristin Wiisanen Pharm.D., FAPhA, FCCP

Clinical Professor And Associate Dean For Entrepreneurial Programs; Associate Director Of The UF Health Precision Medicine Program; Director Of The Graduate Program In Precision Medicine
Larisa H Cavallari
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Larisa H Cavallari Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Professor And Debbie DeSantis Term Professor
Meghan J Arwood
Department: Curricular Affairs and Accreditation

Meghan J Arwood Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Scott A. Mosley, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy
Focus Areas: pharmacogenomics implementation

D. Max Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacogenomics Specialist at MedStar Health
Assistant Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center
Focus Areas: clinical pharmacogenomics

Disclosure Statement: None of our speakers, reviewers, or planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Schedule of Activities and Requirements for Successful Course Completion

To successfully pass this course the participant must complete the following: 

  • View all recorded lectures
  • Complete all learning assessments 
  • Complete all case assignments

All program content must be submitted and the participant must achieve a passing score of 80% or more on all course assignments to receive continuing education credit and a certificate of completion. Pharmacists are given 16 weeks from the date of registration to complete the course.

The Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education can mail you a printed certificate of completion for an additional $25.00.  Contact us for more information.

Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.

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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.