An inter-professional approach to personalized medicine education: One institution's experience

Christine M. Formea, Wayne T. Nicholson, Carolyn Rohrer Vitek

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Personalized medicine offers the promise of better diagnoses, targeted therapies and individualized treatment plans. Pharmacogenomics is an integral component of personalized medicine; it aids in the prediction of an individual's response to medications. Despite growing public acceptance and emerging clinical evidence, this rapidly expanding field of medicine is slow to be adopted and utilized by healthcare providers, although many believe that they should be knowledgeable and able to apply pharmacogenomics in clinical practice. Institutional infrastructure must be built to support pharmacogenomic implementation. Multidisciplinary education for healthcare providers is a critical component for pharmacogenomics to achieve its full potential to optimize patient care. We describe our recent experience at the Mayo Clinic implementing pharmacogenomics education in a large, academic healthcare system facilitated by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalPersonalized Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • e-learning
  • genomic decision-making
  • healthcare systems
  • individualized medicine
  • multidisciplinary education
  • personalized medicine
  • pharmacogenetics
  • pharmacogenomics
  • point-of-care online resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology


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