Optima Health Plan

4417 Corporation Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Elizabeth Brusig, PharmD, MBA
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
The Preceptor is licensed in Virginia.
Description of the Activities in which the Student Pharmacist will be Involved 
Optima Health Pharmacy Care Services will provide the student with exposure to and experience in all aspects of pharmacy practice in a managed care setting. This includes pharmacy benefit operations, formulary management, drug utilization evaluation, academic detailing, quality improvement, case management, outcomes evaluations, medication therapy management, and drug safety. The student will gain experience in managing the pharmacy benefit for commercial, Medicaid and Medicare members. The preceptor will tailor some activities to the student's interests. 
APPE Length 

The experience can be structured as a 4 week, 5 week or 6 week rotation.  Optima Health can provide flexibility in the length of the rotation if needed.  

APPE Schedule 

Site can accommodate student pharmacists any time of the year. 


The site does not offer an IPPE. 

Site Capacity 
The site can accommodate one (1) student pharmacist per rotation block. 
State and School/College Preference 
Site can accept student pharmacists from any school and/or state.
Site does not provide housing or housing assistance. 

Student Pharmacist Prerequisites Prior to the Rotation Start 

Site requires that immunization records must be provided one week prior to the start of the rotation. 
Affiliation Agreement Required by Site 
Site requires that the school sign an affiliation agreement, please contact the Preceptor for further details.


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