Elaine Law

Elaine Law

Associate Clinical Professor
Regional Coordinator - San Jose
Stockton
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At Pacific Since: 2015

Elaine Law, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP earned her bachelor of science at University of California, Los Angeles and her doctor of pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco. She also completed a postgraduate year one residency at University of California, San Francisco. She joined the Pacific family in 2015.

Dr. Law enjoys seeing the evolution of Pacific students from their first day at clinical rotations through the end of their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) year. She is continually impressed by the drive, motivation, compassion and determination of Pacific students as they each face challenging situations on their academic journey. As a professor she shares her professional experiences and clinical expertise, which she developed during her post-graduate training at UCSF. It is her goal to find ways to challenge her students during their APPE by finding unique clinical opportunities. Dr. Law is passionate about facilitating opportunities to build leaders for the pharmacy practice profession. She believes the profession is rapidly evolving and as a result the role of clinical and dispensing pharmacists is changing.

Her primary clinical practice areas where she precepts experiential students are in internal medicine and ambulatory care pharmacy, specifically in anticoagulation clinic and primary care. Dr. Law also consults for Lexi-comp(R), an online clinical drug database and serves as the section editor for gastroenterology for published online modules through PharmacotherapyFirst(R). Dr. Law is also actively involved with state and national professional organizations serving on several committees to advance the practice of pharmacy, particularly focusing on professional development and mentoring students and new practitioner pharmacists. She is currently a member on a national advisory committee addressing precepting and teaching with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). She previously served a 3 year elected term as a Board of Directors for the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has helped shaped policy development as a state Delegate to ASHP.

Education

BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 2008

Residency, University of California, San Francisco

Teaching Interests

Teaching Philosophy
“My core teaching philosophy revolves around the Socratic Method. It is a style of teaching that helps me build a dialogue between myself and my students to ask questions to promote critical thinking in steps, using correct reasoning process leading to active learning and self-discovery when they reach an answer. I want students to be independent and take full ownership of all aspects of their patient’s care, to help develop and build professional confidence with the medical team and themselves.”

Courses
PHAR 553 — Ambulatory Care Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
PHRM 171 — Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, Internal Medicine
PHRM 173 — Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, Hospital Practice
PHRM 175 — Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Capstone I
PHRM 176 — Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Capstone II

Research Focus

Research Interests

  • Gastroenterology
  • Counterfeit Medications
  • Strength-based assessment tools and teaching

Scholarly Activity

Law E and Ko C. Integrating a strengths assessment tool to a Residency Teaching Certificate Program to enhance resident self-reflection and evaluating its impact on precepting experiential pharmacy students. Poster session presented at: American Society of Health System Pharmacists 55th annual Midyear Meeting; 2020 Dec 6-10; Virtual Platform

Thai A, Lee C, Truong T, Yep K, and Law E. Evaluation of adverse effects and protocol compliance barriers for a hospital-wide subcutaneous insulin protocol at a small community hospital: A retrospective chart review. Poster session presented at: American Society of Health System Pharmacists 52nd annual Midyear Meeting; 2017 Dec 3-7; Orlando, FL

Law EJ and Thumar R. Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders. Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. 12th ed. Anticipated Publication Date: 2022
 
Mai Y and Law E. Implementing a Layered Learning Model into Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences to Minimize Impact on Preceptor Workload. NCCCP Home-Study Continuing Education. May 2019
 
Law EJ and Fong J. Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders. Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. 11th ed. Dec 2017

Sanshuck P, Nguyen NY, and Law E. Establishing safety and efficacy of high dose unfractionated heparin compared to traditional dosing in obese patients for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Poster session presented at: American Society of Health System Pharmacists 50th annual Midyear Meeting; 2015 Dec 6-10; New Orleans, LA.

Yen B, Hung N, Trillanes M, and Law E. Characterization of IV erythromycin use as a prokinetic agent in the treatment of post‐ operative delayed gastric emptying. Poster session presented at: American Society of Health System Pharmacists 50th annual Midyear Meeting; 2015 Dec 6-10; New Orleans, LA.

Law E. and Fong J. Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders. Koda-Kimble and Young's Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. 11th ed. Feb 2017.

Law E. and Youmans SL. Combating Counterfeit Medications: the California perspective. J. Pharm. Pract. 2011 Feb; 24(1):114-21.