Fairview Health System

Vital Site Stats

Host Site: Fairview Health System
NMS Match Code: 111229
Site Emphasis: Community Clinic
Program Length: 1 year
No. of Positions: 2 per year
Site Coordinator: Amanda Brummel, PharmD, BCACP 
Additional Preceptors: Allyson Schlichte, PharmD, M.B.A.Nicole Paterson, PharmD, BCPSHeidi Burres, PharmD, BCACPKelly Schweim, PharmD, BCACP

Site Profile

Fairview is a not-for-profit healthcare system in the metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul as well as other areas in greater Minnesota. Fairview has 7 hospitals, 45+ primary care clinics, 55+ specialty clinics, 47 senior housing locations and 30+ retail outpatient pharmacies. In 2012, Fairview was designated as a Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO). In 2017, Fairview became a part of the Medicare Next Generation ACO.

Pharmacy Services: Fairview has provided medication therapy management (MTM) services in their clinics since 1998. We currently have 34 different MTM locations. Twenty-four of these are in Fairview Primary Care Clinics and ten are in a Fairview Specialty Clinic. Our MTM pharmacists have cared for over 25,000 patients and identified over 130,000 drug therapy problems.

Other Fairview Pharmacy Services areas include: retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, home care and hospice, long-term care pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, home infusion pharmacy, clinical trials and Fairview’s own PBM, Clearscript.

Educational Experience

The resident will work collaboratively with the clinic care team (MDs, CNP, PA, nursing, CDE, behavioral, and care coordination staff) to address patient’s medication related concerns. The resident is responsible for all aspects of MTM including:

• Creating a patient care schedule
• Reviewing the patient's medication profile
• Interviewing and assessing a patient, including medication reconciliation
• Evaluating and interpreting laboratory results
• Identifying drug-related problems
• Evaluating appropriateness of medications
• Educating the patient on disease states/medications/devices/prevention
• Formulating and implementing a treatment plan
• Collaborating with providers and preceptors when appropriate
• Documenting in a medical record
• Determining and ordering appropriate follow-up

In addition to providing MTM services, the resident will be available to answer drug information questions (dosage recommendations, formulary medications, etc.) and research medication topics for the providers.

A typical work week includes 3-4 days at a Fairview clinic with an MTM provider. The resident will also complete a one-month MTM management rotation that will extend longitudinally throughout the year (one day per week). The rest of the time is devoted to preparing presentations and lectures, working on the residency research project, attending and leading group education sessions, precepting students, and completing activities set forth by the University of Minnesota. There is also the opportunity to help teach the Building an MTM Practice elective course at the University of Minnesota The resident will attend and participate in “Academic Days” as determined by the residency program.

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Site Coordinator

brummel phptoAmanda Brummel, PharmD, BCACP serves as the Director of Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy Services.  Dr. Brummel has been employed by Fairview Pharmacy Services since 1999 when she graduated from the University of Minnesota.  While at Fairview, she has built and practiced Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in multiple clinic locations, was the clinical supervisor for the MTM department, the MTM Operations & Program Manager.  Currently Dr. Brummel has responsibility for the MTM program, the clinical development and integration of ambulatory pharmacy services in the Fairview Health Network including transitions of care and quality outcome measurement.  She works closely with the Fairview Medical Group and the Fairview Network in our population health approach and new payer product development.  Dr. Brummel is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of MN.  She teaches the elective course, “How to Build an MTM Practice”. and she also co-developed an on-line CE course on building an MTM practice. She has published multiple articles on MTM and pharmacy’s role in the care team.  She has chaired and served on multiple committees and is a current member of the Minnesota Pharmacists Association (Board Member), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA).  


Schlicte photoAllyson Schlichte, PharmD, M.B.A., is the Medication Therapy Management Operations Lead for Fairview Pharmacy Services. Allyson graduated from Drake University with a PharmD and M.B.A. She has been providing care for patients since she started at Fairview as an Ambulatory Care resident in 2006. After residency, Allyson started a new MTM practice and clinical pharmacist position at the Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center and is currently providing MTM services at the Fairview Uptown Clinic. As the Operations Lead for MTM Allyson interfaces with Fairview’s MTM clients/payors and implements new programs for the MTM team. Allyson also serves as a preceptor for University of Minnesota APPE students.


paterson photoNicole Paterson, PharmD, BCPS is a Medication Therapy Management Practitioner at Fairview Pharmacy Services. Nicole graduated from The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy and completed an ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Nicole is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Nicole has been a Medication Therapy Management Provider for the past 19 years and has started MTM at 5 different Fairview Clinics, including her current locations at Fairview Eagan and Rosemount Clinics. She participated in Care Model Innovation designing several care package for chronic disease states and continues to participate in the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Suite and Chron Pain care packages.. Nicole also serves as a preceptor for University of Minnesota Collefe of Pharmacy APPE students. Nicole was named University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year for 2011-2012. 

burress photoHeidi Burres, PharmD, BCACP is a Medication Therapy Management Provider for Fairview Pharmacy Services. Heidi graduated with her PharmD degree in May 2010 from the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus. She started with the Fairview MTM program as an Ambulatory Care resident in 2010. Since completion of her residency, Heidi has started MTM practices at the Fairview Brooklyn Park and Fridley clinics. Heidi currently provides MTM services at the Fridley and Edina clinics. Heidi also serves as a preceptor for University of Minnesota APPE students and a mentor for first year pharmacy students. 


schweim photoKelly Schweim, PharmD, BCACP has been a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Pharmacist for Fairview Pharmacy Services for the past twelve years. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2005, she completed a one-year ambulatory care residency at the Fairview Crosstown Clinic. Kelly started providing MTM services in April 2006 at the University of Minnesota Primary Care Center. Currently, Kelly practices at the Fairview Burnsville clinic and is  a supervisor for the MTM department.   Kelly also serves as a preceptor for APPE students.