MTM Pharmacy Degree Overview
A Groundbreaking Approach to Patient Care
The University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy, a leader in pharmacy education offers an online Master of Science in Pharmacy with a concentration in Medication Therapy Management. This premier program is designed for working professionals. With classes delivered in an entirely online and flexible format, you can graduate in as few as 18 months while maintaining your current career and income.
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) focuses on the safe and effective use of medications and the high-level knowledge required to help patients achieve intended pharmacotherapy outcomes. MTM is an emerging area of pharmacy practice and has recently become a billable service for some Medicare Part D and Medicaid recipients. Because of this, the field of MTM represents a new frontier for pharmacists looking to expand their practice and deliver better patient care.
The online Master’s in Medication Therapy Management is the first and only program of its kind. Designed to prepare you with the practical skills you can use to incorporate Medication Therapy Management into your current pharmacy career or establish your own MTM practice and run the business behind it.
The program begins with two foundations courses that cover the core elements of MTM practice and the business aspects of implementing MTM into your practice. In the first term you will be required to attend a four-day, on-campus session at the University of Florida’s MTM Institute. The MTM Institute is designed to introduce you to the program and the practice of medication therapy management. This session focuses on hands-on practice, communication skills, and physical examination techniques.
After your foundation courses and the MTM Institute, you will take eight courses that focus on the exploration of medication therapy as it relates to the different body system areas of pharmaceutical care. As part of each of your body system courses, you will study patient care, documentation, medication safety, geriatric patient care, patient and provider communication, business models for MTM practices, billing, reimbursement and regulatory aspects of MTM.
As a student, you will learn new information that can be applied immediately to help improve your practice or lead your organization in the implementation of MTM services.