Career Path Series: Informatics

In this course you will learn:

  • What makes this path different?
  • Career options - the variety of positions available in this field
  • Education and Training preferred
  • Typical career trajectories in Pharmacy Informatics
  • Networking considerations
  • Volunteer experiences
  • Hard skills
  • The logistics: resume/CV, cover letter
  • Getting the job: the interview
  • What success looks like: performance expectations, professional development, etc.

Your Instructor

Denis Kitayama
Denis Kitayama

Denis has spent 43 years as a pharmacist, preceptor, teacher, and mentor. In the early part of his career, he was Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator and Director of Pharmacy at a medical center in Orange County, California. He served as a preceptor for pharmacy students on his inpatient medicine rotation for 15 years and established a PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency program.

Denis led a team of clinical decision support pharmacists supporting Kaiser Permanente’s Epic electronic health record for nearly 20 years. He was residency program coordinator and preceptor for the PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program. He is a guest lecturer in pharmacy informatics and holds adjunct faculty positions at multiple schools of pharmacy. Over the last 23 years, he has helped dozens of undergraduate students achieve their goal of becoming a pharmacist as part of UC Irvine’s mentor programs.

Denis enjoys traveling, trying different foods, listening to classic rock, and spending time with his wife and dog.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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