In addition to the degrees listed in the Education section above, Dr. Besinque holds the following credentials: Advanced Practice Pharmacist, FASHP,
After completion of her residency, she began teaching at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. While at the University of Southern California, she held various positions including: as coordinator the clinical therapeutics courses, preceptor for acute care and for psychiatry, Director of Professional Experience Program, and Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment. She served on numerous committees including the curriculum committee, residency council, scholarship standards committee, executive committee, non-tenure track committee of the academic senate and the interprofessional education committee. She also provided clinical pharmacy services at Kenneth Norris Cancer Hospital, LAC-USC County Medical Center and the USC University Medical Center (now Keck). While teaching at USC she completed a graduate program in higher and post-secondary education at University of Southern California Division of Medical Education. In addition to teaching within the School of Pharmacy, she taught courses in the Academic Medicine graduate program
Dr. Besinque holds leadership positions in numerous professional organizations. She is currently the Immediate past-president of SCSHP. Previously, Dr. Besinque served as the President of the California Pharmacists Association, on the Board of Directors for ARHP, Chair of the House of Delegates and member of the BOD for CSHP, President of SCCP and as a
Dr. Besinque has presented papers at numerous pharmacy and educational conferences around the world. She lectures and writes extensively on the topic of contraception, emergency contraception, faculty development and preceptor training, and women’s healthcare programs. She is also a reviewer for several journals on the topics of pharmacy/medical education and women’s health.
Dr. Besinque’s research interests include women’s health care issues with a focus on access to contraceptive care, educational strategies to improve learning for pharmacy students and faculty/preceptors in the clinical setting. The goal of her research is to bring a better understanding of the value and the contribution of pharmacists to the women’s healthcare services.
Karen Whalen, Daniel S. Aistrope, Jason Ausili, Kathleen H. Besinque, Elizabeth A. Cardello,
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Ignoffo R, Chan L, Knapp K, Chan E, Ip E, Bandy J, Besinque K, Colbert J, Duby JJ, Galanto JS, Gloudeman M, Havard P, Lackey G, Lozano E, Scott J, Stewart TL. Efficient and effective precepting of
Monroe, Kristine, Stanczyk
Levi A, Burdette L, Hill-Besinque K, Murphy PA. The interprofessional sexual and reproductive health