Title: Advanced Clinical Pharmacist, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Site Coordinator
Company: Intermountain Medical Center
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Marie Rapier, PharmD, BCCCP, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Site Coordinator at Intermountain Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pharmacy.
For the past eight years, since 2013, Dr. Rapier has excelled as an advanced clinical pharmacist and PGY1 pharmacy residency program site coordinator at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. In her role, she maintains a clinical practice and thoracic intensive care unit, works closely with physicians and makes therapeutic recommendations based on patient history and values. As the residency program coordinator, she creates all rotation schedules, liaises with the pharmacies that teach the residents and more. Looking ahead, she aims to focus on growing the residency program in order to offer advanced training, as well as keeping herself engaged in research projects and the clinical portion of her practice.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Rapier says that those practicing in the intensive care units and the most intensive lung unit are handling the sickest COVID-19 patients in the state. They are still working on site but in a more cautious manner and have rooms made into negative pressure rooms, still having some people working remotely as great physician support. Presently, Dr. Rapier maintains affiliation with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American College of Clinical Pharmacists and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Upon earning a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, Dr. Rapier attained a Doctor of Pharmacy from the Roseman University of Health Sciences, formerly known as the University of Southern Nevada, in 2011. She went on to complete a pharmacy residency, as well as a critical care pharmacy residency at the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Dr. Rapier was inspired to spearhead a career in health care from watching her father live with type one diabetes, which led him to be in need of a kidney transplant. After he received a new kidney from Dr. Rapier’s godfather, she became inspired by the transplant pharmacist, who made her realize that the profession is everything she wanted to do with her life.
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