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Molly Minze, PharmD

Associate professor of Pharmacy Practice and associate dean for Student Affairs and Admissions for the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy

Molly Minze, PharmD, teaches fundamental pharmaceutical tasks with the goal of making students understand challenges that go beyond preparing the correct medication in the right dosage.

An associate professor of pharmacy practice at TTUHSC’s Abilene campus, Minze also emphasizes the need for future pharmacists to grasp how quickly patients can become overwhelmed as they frequently manage multiple prescriptions daily.

Minze is keenly aware of the patient’s perspective. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and then completed residencies at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and Coastal AHEC and New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. She works as an advanced pharmacy practitioner with Hendrick Health in Abilene. Students join her there and at practice sites where they experience the unexpected.

“Every day is different,” Minze said. “That’s why I’m passionate about the patient care aspect and helping students realize opportunities within the profession.”

Minze, who also is associate dean for Student Affairs and Admissions for the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, is pleased the school offers eight experiential rotations that are among the most diverse nationwide. Each highlights options beyond the retail sector. “That’s what people know and see,” said Minze, an American College of Clinical Pharmacy Fellow who is raising awareness of opportunities, especially in rural areas.

“We need to help make sure folks are cared for where there is a dearth of health care providers,” she said. Pharmacists are often “the first triage” in such locations as individuals seek advice.

Preparing tomorrow’s pharmacy practitioners is a joy for Minze. “Our students are excellent, and I enjoy seeing the world through their eyes while I share my passion,” she said. “The future is bright.”

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Neal Hinkle