Dr. Shapiro started RxPrep in 2001. She wrote the first version of the RxPrep Course Book and Test Bank, with the help of the Co-Founder. Dr. Shapiro then led RxPrep on the journey to becoming the preferred licensure preparation product on the market today. She continues to develop new, innovative content that raises the standard for pharmacy board preparation.
After studying Urban Planning & Public Policy at Boston University, Dr. Shapiro earned her PharmD from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She completed her Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at USC before joining the faculty of Western University College of Pharmacy in Pomona, California as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice where she taught for six years and worked in a geriatric clinic. After leaving her position at the College, Dr. Shapiro took a position as an inpatient clinical pharmacist for Los Angeles County in the amputation and orthopedic units, and later served as Director of Medication Therapy Management for a managed care company, where she developed one of the first MTM programs and developed a novel approach to patient assistance in the managed care setting. She currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at Western University. Dr. Shapiro has also authored the textbook Natural Products: A Case-Based Approach for Health Care Professionals, which offers guidelines for integrating herbals and other natural products into the treatment plan of common conditions and health goals.
Dr. Garrett came to RxPrep after twenty years of experience as a faculty member and clinical pharmacist. She completed her BS and PharmD at West Virginia University, followed by a PGY2 Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Garrett served as an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University for nine years, followed by nine years as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She has served as an Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist, Clinical Coordinator and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program Director. Although primarily an Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Garrett has worked in the emergency department, ICU, CCU and in transitions of care.
Dr. Garrett has experience in psychometric analysis, distance education and curricular assessment. She helped develop and expand RxPrep’s content designed for College of Pharmacy administrators and faculty. Dr. Garrett has precepted over 200 APPE students, as well as numerous pharmacy and medical residents on clinical rotations during her career. She is dedicated to teaching and mentoring future pharmacists as a member of the RxPrep team.
Dr. Brian earned her PharmD from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and went on to complete a PGY-1 residency at the VA Health System of Western New York. Following residency, Dr. Brian began her teaching career as a full-time clinical faculty member at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College. In this position, she helped to create and deliver the curriculum for the school’s inaugural class. After her time at Fisher, Dr. Brian took a position at the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy, where she also contributed to developing and delivering the curriculum. In addition to her teaching and clinical responsibilities within the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Brian served on the college’s Inter-Professional Education Committee and helped to create the simulation program in which students of eight different health professions participate each spring. Additionally, Dr. Brian taught as a guest lecturer in the Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, and Physical Therapy programs at D’Youville.
In her thirteen years as a clinical faculty member, Dr. Brian has practiced in multiple different settings, including long-term care; inpatient adult medicine; and ambulatory care. She has also served as a preceptor for PGY-1 residents in both the inpatient and ambulatory care settings and assisted in the development of the PGY-2 Internal Medicine with focus in Academic Practice program at Buffalo General Medical Center. Dr. Brian’s passion is teaching and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with student pharmacists nationwide as part of the RxPrep team.