Anticoagulation Traineeship at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and The UConn Health Center Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic have developed 2-day practice-based ACPE certificate continuing education activity for registered pharmacists and nurses who are interested in the clinical management of patients on anticoagulant therapy and/or who are looking to expand their practice to involve patient management of outpatient anticoagulation therapy. This traineeship will provide you with both the clinical and administrative aspects of a pharmacist-managed outpatient anticoagulation clinic. The activity features ample time to individualize your learning experience. A “Certificate of Completion” will be awarded upon successful completion of the traineeship.


I had a very successful and wonderful learning experience that I will treasure and WILL apply to my practice ASAP” – LKD


….this is a great program and I do not have enough good things to say about Dr. Durman and Dr. Bui.  They have amalgamated the art of customer service and patient care and have integrated my traineeship into their routine without any issues. ” – LP


Traineeship Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the 2 day traineeship, pharmacists will be able to:

  1. Conduct patients interviews
  2. Evaluate current medications as it relates to anticoagulation therapy
  3. Describe the proper technique for obtaining point-of- care INR testing
  4. Adjust anticoagulant therapy for a patient based on desired outcome
  5. Prepare a patient-specific monitoring plan
  6. Formulate a note for the patient’s chart outlining your assessment and plan
  7. Describe how to bill for services



  1. All participants must successfully complete the 12-hour online training at or an equivalent training as approved by the Director of CE and the faculty of the traineeship.
  2. All participants must have a valid pharmacist, MD or nursing license
  3. All participants must provide documentation of current professional liability insurance
  4. All participants must complete the application (below)
  5. A telephone interview will be conducted prior to day 1 to discuss goals and expectations of the A copy of clinic’s policy and procedures will also be forwarded to the participant prior to the visit. Participants are expected to be familiar with the clinic’s policy and point-of-care testing manual.



Anuja Rizal, RPh, PharmD, CACP, John Dempsey Hospital Anticoagulation Clinic Coordinator, Farmington, CT Maria Grohs, RPh, John Dempsey Hospital Anticoagulation Clinic, Farmington, CT

Damian Green, Pharmacy Technician, John Dempsey Hospital Anticoagulation Clinic, Farmington, CT



UConn Health Outpatient Services Anticoagulation Clinic

263 Farmington Avenue MC 8101 MSI Building 1st Floor Farmington, CT 06030



Day 1
8:30-9:00 am Orientation to the clinic and staff, HR forms, review clinic workflow
9:00 am-12:30 pm Observation of patient interview process, point-of-care testing, dose decision making, and documentation procedures.
12:30 pm-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm-3:00 pm Observed patient interviews and documentation
3:00 pm-3:30 pm Observed telephone patient interviews, and documentation
3:30 pm-4:30 pm Day 1 review and evaluation
8:30 am-9:00 am Q/A in preparation for day’s work
9:00 am-12:30 pm Solo telephone patient interviews, and documentation.
12:30 pm -1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm-1:30 pm Review of morning’s work
1:30 pm-2:30 pm Solo patient interviews, and documentation.
2:30 pm-4:30 pm Wrap up Q/A, address individual needs and final evaluation.


Prerequisite Online content: can be found at click on each of the listed activities to register.


Live  content:      Please see below for traineeship dates.  These dates are filled on a first come/first serve basis.


The Registration Fee of $500 includes all costs of the traineeship instruction and printed materials, but does not include the home study pre-requisites.


Please call Joanne at 860-486-2084 with credit card information. Scan or fax your completed application to the address below.

There is no reduced fee for UConn faculty, adjunct faculty,  preceptors or volunteers for this program



The registration fee, less a $75 processing fee, is refundable for those that cancel their registration more than 14 days prior to your scheduled live program. After that time, no refund is available. Participant substitutions may be made at any time.


Continuing Education Units

The University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education and will award 1.6 CEUs (16 contact hours) of practice-based certificate continuing education credit for pharmacists who participate in the traineeship and pass the competency evaluation with at least a “3” in all of the assessment categories. Credit will be automatically uploaded to the CPE Monitor system, and a certificate of completion will be mailed within 4 weeks of traineeship completion. UAN#0009-0000-20-017-L01-P


Activity Support

There is no commercial support for this program.

Fax or email your completed application and proof of liability insurance to 860-486-9450. Once received, UConn will contact you with the date of attendance.



Dr. Rizal does not have anything to disclose.

Ms. Grohs and Mr. Green do not have anything to disclose.


Dates available

UConn Health Center-Farmington, CT