Kimberly McKeirnan, Pharm.D., BCACP

Doctor of Pharmacy, Washington State University

Bachelor of Science in general biology, Washington State University

Licensed pharmacist and preceptor in Washington

Fellowships & Additional Training

  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores Faculty Scholar 2015-2016
  • APhA Certified Immunizer and Immunization Trainer
  • APhA Certified in Travel Medicine

Instructor of record for the following courses:
Pharmacy 530: Point-of-Care and Clinical Services
Pharmacy 531: APC II: Clinical Assessment & Documentation
Pharmacy 541: APC III: Medication Therapy Management

Advisor for the Student National Pharmaceutical Association

My research focuses on increasing patient access to quality care through expanding community pharmacy practice.

Additional Information
My background is in community pharmacy practice.

Selected Publications
McKeirnan K, Panther S, Akers J. Redesigning the Traditional Community Health Screening Model to Provide Blood Glucose Screening and Interdisciplinary Health Education to Faculty and Staff in K-12 Institutions. Clinical Diabetes, October 2015; 33(4).

Frederick, Jim, and Kimberly C. McKeirnan. "Special Report: Careers in Pharmacy Student Guidebook Fall 2015." Drug Store News Fall 2015: 24-25. Print.

McKeirnan, KC. Precepting in the Third World. Washington Pharmacy. 2014;57 (3):8

“Implementation of Interprofessional Student Community Health Screenings.” McKeirnan KC, Panther SG, Akers JM. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX, July 2014.

“Improving Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates in Older Adults Through Enhanced Academic Detailing: Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy Partnerships,” Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change: $260,806, 6/2/15. McKeirnan KC, Panther SG, Caines K, Potyk D. Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy. Funded August 2015, ongoing.

“Pharmacist, Physician, and Patient Opinions Regarding Creation of Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreements Allowing Community Pharmacists to Identify and Treat Minor Ailments and Conditions.” McKeirnan K, Garrelts-MacLean L, Levien T. NACDSF Faculty Scholars Program Collaboration with University of Pittsburg. $2500 funded.


  • 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year for the second-year pharmacy students
  • 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year for the second-year pharmacy students
  • 2014 Golden Apple Award Winner, University of Washington MEDEX Program

updated 1/21/2016
photo of Dr. Kimberly McKeirnan

Clinical Assistant Professor
Pharmacotherapy Department

Office: HSB 212 F
P.O. Box 1495
Washington State University
Spokane, WA 99210-1495