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Experienced medical writer

Jacksonville, FL
November 30, 2018

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Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP Jacksonville, FL • 808-***-**** •


I am a pharmacist and medical writer with over eight years of clinical practice experience in community, outpatient health system, long term care, and academic settings. I have written articles for Pharmacy Times, Drug Topics, Patient Care Online, FreeCE, given a presentation on behalf of Helmer Scientific, and have published in peer-reviewed journals. I also have experience giving presentations to medical residents, nursing staff, and other pharmacists.


Ascension-St. Vincent’s, Jacksonville, FL

Pharmacy Manager, 02/2016-Present

-Deliver presentations to medicine, pharmacy, and nursing staff on clinical and operational topics.

-Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver numerous other high impact projects, including a partnership with the Department of Health for a sharps takeback program, a Diabetes taskforce, a medication takeback program, and a national project to implement new prescription drug delivery models.

-Write and implement pharmacy SOP’s and policies that improve safety, reduce waste, and increase efficiency

-Partner with nursing staff to double medication discharge delivery service volume in under two years

Independent Medical Writer, Jacksonville, FL


Medical writing portfolio available at: I have written online content for Patient Care Online, Pharmacy times, Drug Topics, and, as well as peer-reviewed journals. I have also given a presentation on behalf of Helmer Scientific on vaccine storage.

Safeway, Kihei, HI

Pharmacy Manager, 02/2014-01/2016

-Selected as the state media contact to represent Safeway during its national rollout of smoking cessation initiatives

-With Hawai’i Public Health Association, organized a local event to celebrate the Great American Smokeout and provide smoking cessation education and vaccinations

PharMerica, Hilo HI

Pharmacist in Charge, 12/2011-01/2014; Staff Pharmacist, 04/2011 - 12-2011

-Ensured compliance with legal and financial regulations in the long-term care setting

-Trainer for sterile compounding and USP 797 compliance across all PharMerica pharmacies in the state

-Responded to medical information inquiries from nursing and medicine

-Given presentations to nursing on clinical topics including opioid safety and pharmacology

Walgreens, Upstate SC District (Greenville, SC)

Float Pharmacist, 06/2010-03/2011

-Immunizations, patient counseling, dispensing, medication therapy management


Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Anticipated 2020, West Texas A and M Univ., Canyon, TX

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), 2010, Univ. of NC – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Bachelors of Science (BS) - Biology, 2006, Univ. of NC - Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, #3822, Board of Pharmacy Specialties

Pharmacist, #53080, Florida Department of Health

Pharmacist, #3135, Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Open School Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery, American Pharmacists Association

Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community, American Pharmacists Association

Selected Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed articles

1.Evans A, Knehans A. Worldwide need for a comprehensive database of stability data for pharmaceuticals stored in uncontrolled environments. J Public Health Policy 2013 Aug;34(3):477-80.

2.Haile M, Anderson K, Evans A, Crawford A. Development of a standardized intranet database of formulation records for nonsterile compounding, part 2. Int J Pharm Compd 2012 Mar-Apr;16(2):104-9.

3.Evans A, Haile M, Anderson K. Development of a standardized intranet database of formulation records for nonsterile compounding, part 1. Int J Pharm Compd 2010 Sep-Oct;14(5):401-5.

Trade Articles

1. Every hospital needs an outpatient pharmacy. Pharmacy Times 2 Jan 2018.

2. Being rude to other healthcare professionals can actually hurt patients. Pharmacy Times 22 Dec 2017.

3. Accounting basics for the pharmacy manager. Pharmacy Times 27 Jan 2017.

4. Top 5 drugs with confusing formulations. Pharmacy Times 5 Jan 2017.

5. Little-known laws and regulations the community pharmacist should know. Pharmacy Times 15 Dec 2016.

6. 6 best practices for refrigerated vaccine storage and handling. Pharmacy Times 28 Jun 2016.

7. Hawai’i Pharmacist spells out rules for travelers. Drug Topics 10 Jan 2016.


1.CDC Vaccine storage and handling Guidelines – what healthcare professionals need to know. Helmer Scientific webinar October 31, 2016. Presentation available at

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Clinical Professor (03/2016-Present)

University of Florida

APPE Preceptor (05/2016-Present)

Florida A and M University

Affiliate Faculty (12/2012-01/2016)

University of Hawai’i Hilo

Honors and Awards

IPPE Preceptor of the Year

University of Hawai’i – Hilo (2012)

CR Walgreen Excellence in Pharmacy Award

Walgreens (2009)

Phi Beta Kappa

University of North Carolina – Greensboro (2006)



Business-level proficiency (JLPT N2 planned 12/18)

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