Continuing Professional Development


Message from the Director:

Bella Mehta

Thank you for visiting the webpage for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. We welcome you to explore our latest news, resources, and upcoming events.

Changes in the health care system as a result of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will bring many shifts in the education, training and practice environments for current and future pharmacists. Emerging models of care bring opportunity to advance pharmacy practice. The challenging job market for pharmacists necessitates ongoing continuing professional development for graduates to be prepared to practice in those markets. Our group serves to meet those needs as well as create new practice opportunities to move the profession of pharmacy forward. We are excited about the future of pharmacy and serve you as the leading expert in fostering the innovation and entrepreneurship to transform pharmacy practice!

Bella Mehta, PharmD, FAPhA

Director, Continuing Professional Development

Goals 2018-2020


The goals of the OSU College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Development are to:

1. Develop and disseminate best practice models of pharmacist-provided care to drive practice transformation and support advocacy efforts towards achieving provider status

2. Develop a workforce of practice ready pharmacists in areas of specific and emerging needs such as care of underserved populations

3. Cultivate programs that bridge the community pharmacy leadership gap and prepare current pharmacists to lead practice change in community pharmacy

4. Advance the role of community pharmacists in preventing opioid misuse

5. Develop and disseminate pharmacy technician training to meet the education gap due to changing Ohio State Board of Pharmacy regulations

  • Certificates
  • Courses
  • Customized Training
  • Underserved Populations Training Program