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Marta Brooks, PharmD

Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Associate Professor

How many years have you been in the Pharmacy field?

29 years.

How many years have you worked at Regis University?

One year.

What makes the Regis PharmD program the best in the west?

Success isn’t only about understanding pharmacology; it’s about developing relationships with a team and having communication skills. At Regis, we develop students who can readily communicate their opinions on drug therapy and have the scientific acumen to back it up. Our external partners often tell me how much more willing a Regis student is to engage in a dialogue about medications. They jump in with good insights!

What do you love most about working at Regis as part of the PharmD program?

Regis has great faculty and great students in an environment that fosters development of the whole person for students, faculty and staff alike.

Why should a student choose the Regis PharmD program over other competitors?

People should choose Regis for a few reasons. For one, our faculty to student ratio provides greater opportunities for one to one engagement. Also, the integrated curriculum delivers basic and clinical sciences content together for a richer learning experience. Finally, students enjoy a Team-Based Learning (TBL) environment for the majority of their core educational content, which builds problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.

What do you bring to the program that’s unique or influential?

My background is diverse, with non-traditional pharmacy opportunities like health care communications and pharmaceutical industry experience. I also bring communication, leadership and management skills.

What positive things have students said to you about the program?

While meeting with students from various classes, three positive things stood out to me, 1) the level of engagement of faculty with students, 2) the integrated curriculum, and 3) the opportunity to consistently work in teams, all of which contribute to the Regis experience.

How would you articulate the difference you’re making in the medical profession?

I think the pharmacy field needs leaders who can embrace the new paths that health care is taking and who can continue to innovate the role of the pharmacist. I’m passionate about embracing this and turning it into action at the individual student level. It’s how I intend to make a difference with the Regis students entering the health care arena.