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.
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), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2017.10.020
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
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice