PharmTechX Program

The PharmTechX Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy helps current pharmacy technicians advance their practice and take their careers to the next level.

The PharmTechX Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is a practice-based certificate training program designed to prepare experienced, highly-qualified pharmacy technicians for advanced clinical practice and leadership roles within their organizations.

The program is taught by experienced pharmacist educators from the School of Pharmacy. It is a collaboration between the School and three local health systems in Maryland – the University of Maryland Medical System, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and MedStar Health.

The program uses online content available through the School's CIPS Knowledge Enterprise -- an innovative e-learning platform -- along with self-study, practical experiences, and interactive assessments to help individuals already employed as pharmacy technicians at local hospitals or in community pharmacies to advance their practice at their own pace and at times most convenient for them.

Program Objectives:

After completing this training program, pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Assist with medication management
  • Conduct medication profile reviews
  • Assist with medication histories of patients and medication therapy management
  • Educate patients and nurses under a pharmacist's supervision
  • Complete medication checking
  • Monitor for medication errors
  • Facilitate improvement of the medication process

For More Information:

More information about this program, including information about courses, instructors, and how to enroll, can be found on this website.

For answers to questions that do not appear on this website, please contact Ashlee Mattingly, PharmD, BCPS, technician training coordinator, at 301-738-6346 or