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Patricia Jusczak, B.S., R.Ph.
Patricia Jusczak

Associate Specialist , Clinical Education Coordinator

Patricia Jusczak, RPh, received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and is licensed as a registered
pharmacist in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Hawaii.  Her
background includes work in community pharmacy practice, but most
extensively in hospital pharmacy, for more than 30 years. Working in
various practice models in acute care community hospital settings, she
was Director of Pharmacy Services for over 13 years, Clinical
Coordinator for over 8 years, and has practiced as a consulting pharmacist
for an outpatient surgery center. During this time she developed, implemented, and managed drug formularies, drug distribution systems, drug therapy protocols, clinical intervention programs, pharmacy computer systems, and quality improvement programs. Before joining faculty in May 2010 she was preceptor to pharmacy students and adjunct faculty with colleges of pharmacy for more than 20 years. Her areas of specialty include experiential education, interprofessional education, medication safety, pain management, sterile products, Joint Commission Standards for Hospitals, and medication management practice standards.


  • B.S. Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Certified in Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery for a Faculty Trainer (American Pharmacists Association)
  • Certified in Tobacco Intervention Skills Instructor for Medical and Health Professionals (Hawaii Department of Health)

Classes and Courses

  • PHPP 501 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiential I
  • PHPP 502 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiential II
  • PHPP 503 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiential III
  • PHPP 504 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiential IV
  • PHPP 527 Drug Information
  • PHPP 523 Wellness and Disease Prevention
  • PHPP599 Independent Study/Special Project Elective
  • PHPP 544/545 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences – Academia
  • PHPS 505/L Pharmaceutics I
  • PHPS 506/L Pharmaceutics II

Awards and Honors

  • Rho Chi Society
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices Subscriber Award 2002 - for showing leadership and commitment to improving medication safety by focusing extensively on educating staff on important medication safety information identified by the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! newsletters and taking pro-active steps to avoid errors

Student Organization Advisor

  • Hawaii Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy