Clinical assistant professor, Mark Yorra

Mark Yorra


Senior Cooperative Education Coordinator, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Research Interests

Pharmacy experiential education, pharmacy practice


Dr. Mark Yorra is a 1978 graduate of the Northeastern Pharmacy Program, a former employer/preceptor of many students and a 30-year faculty member in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Yorra is a Senior Cooperative Education Faculty who manages the Cooperative Education program, which includes meeting the IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience) requirements, develop and manage co-op positions, and advise students on career paths and success in the professional workplace. In addition, Dr. Yorra teaches pharmacy practice topics in community and institutional practice, workplace skills, and legal topics in the Introduction to Pharmacy Practice course.

Dr. Yorra is very active in professional organizations on the state and national level, and a strong proponent of student professional development. He is a triple Husky with a BS in Pharmacy, a Master’s of Health Policy and a Doctor of Education degree from Northeastern, and a MS in Pharmacy Administration from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Dr. Yorra is a Senior Cooperative Education Faculty and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice who works with students from the PP2, P1 to P2 years preparing them for their professional co-op experiences and career paths during the Introduction to Pharmacy Practice course and individual meetings. He has been a student, preceptor and faculty member at Northeastern, as well as a parent of four children who went through Northeastern. He has seen Northeastern from many perspectives.

Pharmacy Experiential Education & Co-op website

Selected Publications

Self-Efficacy and Self-Esteem in Third-Year Pharmacy Students. Mark L. Yorra, EdD, School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. Submitted October 2, 2014; accepted February 8, 2014; published September 15, 2014. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2014, 78(7) Article 134

Assessing experiential education factors contributing to a PGY1 residency match: Pharmacy residency program director and
comparative student survey. Jennifer L. Priscoa, Philip M. Hritcko, Brett Feret, Mark L. Yorra, Noreen E. Todd, Kim Tanzer, Cathy Basile, Kara Bonaceto, Rita Morelli, Nicole Carace, Andrew Szumita. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2017),

Selected Public Service

Town of Brookline, MA Medical Reserve Corps

Massachusetts Independent Pharmacy Association – Board of Directors, 1984 – Present Treasurer, 1986 – Present

Boston Druggists Association – Member since 1980, President 2009-2012, on the Board of Directors

Massachusetts Society of Health System Pharmacists – Member

Massachusetts Pharmacists Association – Member

Massachusetts Pharmacists Foundation – Board member, Founding member

American Society of Health System Pharmacists – Member

American Pharmacists Association – Member, previous ASP Advisor for 20 years

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy – Member

Courses Taught

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice