Catrina Schwartz, Pharm.D.

Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Washington

Bachelor of Science in biology, Eastern Washington University

Additional Training
Community Pharmacy Residency, Jones Pharmacy, Spokane

Dr. Catrina Schwartz currently teaches Applied Patient Care IV: Advanced Medication Therapy Management and Applied Patient Care V: Integrated Patient Care in the third professional year. Both courses integrate the use of human patient simulation and small group case-based assessment. Schwartz also precepts PGY-1 residents completing the WSU teaching certificate, 4th year advanced practice experience students (APPE) on APC teaching rotations, and precepts pharmacy and nursing students abroad during the Faculty-led Healthcare In Peru rotation.

Schwartz’ research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning as well as enhancing pharmacist-led patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.

Additional Information
Schwartz practices as a clinical pharmacist at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Spokane. Previous to her current clinical work, she was a clinical and consultant pharmacist with Medication Review, Inc., a local tele-pharmacy company as well as a clinical and consultant pharmacist at Jones Pharmacy and Home Health Care Center. While at Jones Pharmacy, she created and implemented the first collaborative practice agreements with prescriptive authority in Washington state for pharmacy-based rapid antigen testing for Group A Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus and Antiviral Therapy for Influenza A and B.

Schwartz is a Washington state native from the Spokane area. After completing her bachelor's degree, she and her husband became U.S. Peace Corps volunteers and spent time from 1995 to 1997 in the Solomon Islands, South Pacific.

Professional Awards:

  • Clinical Instructor Appointment – University of Washington Department of Pharmacy (2009)
  • Award of Distinction – Pharmacist/Resident Category (2008 Northwest Pharmacy Convention)
  • Facts and Comparisons “Award of Excellence in Clinical Communication" (2002)
  • Nanci Murphy Dedication to Pharmacy Practice Scholarship for "exhibiting exceptional compassion and sensitivity to patients during patient care practicums” (2002)
  • Lillian Ramsey Memorial Scholarship for “outstanding communication skills” (2002)

Professional Affiliations:
Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
Spokane Pharmacy Association (SPA)
Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA)

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Clinical Associate Professor
Pharmacotherapy Department
509-358-7744 (fax)

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