“A clinical pharmacist, who is he? What is the difference between a clinical pharmacist and a pharmacist in a traditional sense of the word? How does a clinical pharmacist help his or her patients reach their treatment goals?”

During his visit to Cambodia, Dr. SIEK is delighted to share his knowledge and experiences in clinical pharmacy. Dr. SIEK graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1989. He completed his training in geriatric pharmacotherapy and was awarded the Certificate in Clinical Geriatrics from Edmonton General Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1992. In 2013, he obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Anschutz Medical Campus, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado, USA.

In May 2015 Dr. Siek became a Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. Dr. Siek was a registered clinical pharmacist working in 4 long-term care facilities from May 1989 until his recent retirement in May 2019. While working as a clinical pharmacist, Dr Siek possessed additional prescribing authority and authorization to administer drugs by Injection from the Alberta College of Pharmacy. Dr Siek’s past clinical experiences focus on geriatric pharmacotherapy and healthcare professional education on the clinical uses of drugs. Dr. Siek was a member of 4 multidisciplinary teams which includes the physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, nutritionist, recreational therapist and social worker. Dr. Siek also served as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee and participated in the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee and Medical Advisory Committee meetings on a regular basis. Dr. Siek also served as a member of the Antipsychotics Review Committees of 4 long-term care facilities. The committees meet monthly to review the appropriate use of the antipsychotics in the elderly. With his extensive knowledge and clinical experiences on pharmacotherapy Dr. Siek managed to help physicians, registered nurses and patients resolve many drug-related problems and bring about desired therapeutic outcomes. Faculty of Pharmacy is lucky to have him on board to train our staffs and students on clinical pharmacy.